Easy Keto Avocado Coleslaw Recipe - 5 minute dairy free, Paleo side dish! (2024)

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This easy ketoavocado coleslawis a delicious low carb side dish that is perfect for summer picnics or to serve alongside tacos or anything on the grill. It’s a mayo free coleslaw that’s crunchy and creamy, with lime and cilantro flavors. Each serving is only 3.2g net carbs!

You might also like this dairy free ranch dressing.

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When I think of summer I think of coleslaw and today I was in the mood for it but didn’t want to to use any dairy or sugar. So I came up this creamy keto avocado coleslaw.

It is a winner I tell you. My husband even asked me to make it again next week. It’s creamy from the avocado not mayonnaise andhas that fabulous lime and cilantro combination. It’s very look in carbs too, coming in at just 3.2g net carbs per serving.

This keto coleslaw recipe is dairy free, sugar free, Paleo and vegan! Try it on top of a burger or fish taco.

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Recipe Ingredients I Used.

This dairy free coleslaw is more tangy and has no sweetness like classic slaw. The only ingredients I used was coleslaw mix, garlic, ripe avocado, fresh cilantro and lime juice.

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How To Make Keto Avocado Coleslaw!

This is a very simple recipe to make and here is how I made it.

STEP 1: To make the creamy avocado dressing add the garlic and cilantro to a food processor to mince both.

STEP 2: Next add in the avocado, salt, pepper, water and lime juice. Process until nice and creamy like the picture below.

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STEP 3: In a large mixing bowl mix the bag of coleslaw mix with the avocado dressing. Place it in the refrigerator for a few hours to the soften the cabbage a bit. Please scroll down to print the recipe card.

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This recipe holds up very well the next day and my hubby ended up taking some in his lunch. One note about the dressing, it’s very thick. If you want it thinner, add a bit more lime juice or water and taste as you go.

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Keto recipes to serve with this summer side dish.

This would be a delicious summer dish for a picnic, cookout or weeknight dinner. So try it with this keto marinated chicken, garlic pulled pork, air fryer baby back ribs or chicken legs.

You could also add a little cooked chicken or cooked shrimp with it to make it more of a meal.

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So with the preshredded slaw mix and the quick creamy keto dressing this avocado & lime coleslaw takes about 5 minutes. Yes just 5 minutes!

However simple recipe is unbelievably tasty and would be just perfect dinner this summer. Or just make it the next time you have burgers or pulled pork tacos.

The nutritional information for 1 serving is: 119 calories
8.9g fat / 9.2g carbs / 6g fiber / 2.2g protein = 3.2g net carbs

Other Tasty Keto Coleslaw Recipes To Try!

I love coleslaw because there are so many ways you can prepare it. On this blog I have a southwest flavored coleslaw, , broccoli slaw, Thai slaw and an antipasto slaw. All are delicious but I think this is our new favorite.

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Keto Avocado Coleslaw Recipe (dairy free)

Yield: 5

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

This creamy keto avocado coleslaw is mayonnaise free and perfect for summer picnics or to serve alongside tacos or anything on the grill. It's creamy from the avocado and the lime and cilantro add so much flavor! Each serving is only 3.2g net carbs

Ingredients

  • 14 oz coleslaw, bagged
  • 1 ½ avocados
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 limes, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cilantro to garnish

Instructions

  1. In a food processor add the garlic and cilantro and process until chopped.
  2. Add the lime juice, avocados and water. Pulse until nice and creamy. Note that some people thought this was too sour and I think it depends on the size of your limes. I used small ones and recently measured the juice to be about 2 tablespoons. If your limes are largers just use 2 tablespoons.
  3. Take out the avocado mixture and in a large bowl mix it with the coleslaw. It will be a bit thick but it will cover the slaw nicely.
  4. For best results, refrigerate for a few hours before eating to soften the cabbage.

Notes

The nutritional information for 1 serving is: 119 calories
8.9g fat / 9.2g carbs / 6g fiber / 2.2g protein = 3.2g net carbs

Note this would go great on top of burgers or fish tacos. But it would also be a wonderful summer side dish with grilled burgers, wings or pulled pork.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 5Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 53Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Comments

  1. Farrukh Aziz

    This bridges my favorite things, avocados and coleslaw! This was a fantastic recipe, and turned out great with cooked chicken!

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    • Denise

      Aw so glad you liked it!!!

      Reply

  2. Cynthia

    A little too sour for me too. I’m sure the level depends on your particular limes and cilantro. I didn’t use the stems For that reason. I added some Yuzu and loved, Thanks!

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    • Denise

      Hi Cynthia, I had to google yuzu lol and that sounds so interesting. Sorry it’s a bit too sour for you but glad you figured out how to fix it. I’ll be remaking this recipe soon and maybe adjusting things.

      Reply

  3. Linda Smith

    Nutriona information please

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    • Denise

      Hi Linda, the nutritional information is right above the recipe card. Here it is again. Hope you like it.
      The nutritional information for 1 serving is:

      119 cals / 8.9g fat / 9.2g carbs / 6g fiber / 2.2g protein = 3.2g net carbs

      Reply

  4. Tanya

    Perfect to top our fish tacos with! Plain Greek yogurt is a good sub for avocado.

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    • Denise

      Hi Tanya, great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

      Reply

  5. Janelle

    Really excited to make this. It was a little too sour for my Hubby. I added salt and pepper to my serving and found it enjoyable. I think next time I will lessen the lime and add salt and pepper. Thanks for the recipe it was exactly what i was looking for as a side dish with our burgers with no bun.

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    • Denise

      Hi Janelle, it was intended to be a little tart because my hubby doesn’t like the sweet kind. Thanks for sharing your experience though! I’ll have to make it again and see if I can doctor it a bit. It’s a good summer side dish and it’s very filling.

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  6. donna hernandez

    Tried this one today. It’s a little too tart for my particular taste. I guess I’m used to sweeter slaw. Tried adding a couple of tablespoons of xylitol. Letting the flavors blend while refrigerating. Hopeful😃

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    • Denise

      Hi Donna, glad you were able to tweak it to your liking. Hope it works out for you!

      Reply

  7. Roseann Sobers

    Do you have any ideas to substitute the avocado?

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    • Denise

      Hi Roseann,
      You could probably just use mayonnaise if you wish. Hope that helps!

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  8. Debbie

    I am particular about my coleslaw, but this recipe sounds so good, I have to try it.

    Reply

    • Denise

      It’s our new favorite now Debbie!

      Reply

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