Purple Low-Carb Coleslaw
Purple Low-Carb Coleslaw by Keto Beginner


1/4 cabbage head, medium-size, green, shredded
1/4 cabbage head, medium-size, red, shredded
2 spring onions, diced
6 radishes, medium-sized, shredded
150 g sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
50 g mayonnaise
1 tsp mustard
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
fresh parsley, diced (optional)
This purple low-carb coleslaw with a twist is actually my best friend's creation, which I adjusted to be more keto-friendly, but equally delicious!


1.Shred the cabbage or dice it a bit coarser. I prefer the diced version because it mixes a bit better (and easier)
2.Shred the radishes, dice spring onions and add them to the cabbage.
3.Mix all the dressing ingredients together: sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, herbs and spices. Whisk them for a minute to combine all the ingredients evenly.
4.Pour the dressing over the vegetables and mix the coleslaw well. From the experience, the best tool for this part are clean hands.
5.Serve your purple slaw with some BBQ, ribs or in a simple sandwich

Coleslaw or cole slaw or just slaw is a rather simple yet delicious salad (or even a side dish – for me at least). The basis for the coleslaw is cabbage and dressing (again – very versatile) which makes it easy to play with the ingredients. My best friend did so, and I used her recipe as the basis of my own, low-carb coleslaw.

“The term “coleslaw” arose in the 18th century as an anglicization of the Dutch term “koolsla” (“kool” in Dutch sounds like “cole”) meaning “cabbage salad.” The “cole” part of the word comes from the Latin colis, meaning “cabbage.” (Wikipedia)

The history of this side dish is not very long. It appeared with the creation of mayonnaise, and through the decades its ingredients varied quite a bit. The only consistent ingredients seem to be cabbage and mayonnaise.

This purple variation contains radishes and spring onions as well. The dressing I chose is predominantly made of sour cream. Though not the best keto option, it lowers the nutritive value of this salad (compared to all-mayo dressing). If you want to reduce the calories, even more, feel free to omit sour cream. If you decide so, note that it will have a more salad-like consistency.

Purple slaw can be a great side dish for some barbecue, chicken skewers, as a salad in a sandwich or even a tangy beef stew.

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