An easy, creamy no mayo coleslaw recipe made with Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, agave nectar, salt and pepper, and chopped veggies (or coleslaw mix). This guilt-free side dish recipe that makes an awesome healthy side dish for summer barbecues.
What summer barbecue would be complete without big bowls of potato salad, pasta salad, and coleslaw? Coleslaw pairs so beautifully with barbecue. It’s also a great side dish for oven-fried chicken and many other dishes.
But what if you’re trying to eat healthier? Can something as creamy and sweet as coleslaw be healthy?
Sure. You just have to rethink coleslaw a bit.
This no mayo coleslaw is just as creamy as typical coleslaw, thanks to Greek yogurt, but the sugar has been omitted. This gives you a creamy coleslaw that is delicious on tacos, pulled pork or other barbecue sandwiches, or on its own as a side dish.
And the best part is, you won’t have to feel guilty about enjoying this creamy coleslaw without mayo!
Enjoy with a glass of skinny peach lemonade for a guilt-free lunch.
This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.
- plain greek yogurt
- apple cider vinegar
- lemon juice
- agave nectar – or other natural sweetener
- salt and pepper
- coleslaw mix– or cabbage, carrots, and broccoli if you would like to chop your own veggies and make your coleslaw from scratch
How to Make No-Mayo Coleslaw
This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below.
You won’t believe how simple it is to put together this healthy coleslaw.
Start by combining all your ingredients, except the veggie themselves, in a large bowl. Stir well to combine.
Then, add your chopped veggies or premade coleslaw mix and toss to coat.
Cover up your coleslaw and pop it in the refrigerator to chill until it is time to serve. If possible, allow it to chill overnight to best allow all the flavors to combine.
But no worries if you are making this as a last-minute side dish – it is fine to serve right away too.
Your guests will love this light and creamy coleslaw recipe, and be impressed when you tell them that you made it without mayo!
For an easy no-bake summer dessert, try this delicious berry trifle.
Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw
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- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar, or other natural sweetener
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ bag premixed coleslaw, or 2 cups shredded cabbage, 1 shredded carrot, ½ head chopped broccoli
- In a large bowl, combine Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, agave nectar, salt, and pepper.
- Add coleslaw mix (or shredded vegetables) and toss to coat well.
- Cover and refrigerate until serving.
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by a third party and intended to serve as an estimate only. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.
Diana Hedge says
This all sounds really really good. I love yogurt, so I bet it tastes yummy in this recipe. Gonna have to try it.
Veronica Lee says
I’d love to try this recipe. Thanks!
Jayne Townsley says
Sounds like a good recipe! My favorite cole slaw is from Kentucky Fried Chicken.
It certainly looks yummy! I’m sure it’s much more healthy with yogurt.
Cole slaw in summer is my kryptonite. I eat it with everything and even on my hotdogs and hamburgers! Having a skinnier version is perfect! Thanks for the recipe