Healthy Cole Slaw Recipe Without Mayo

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healthy low fat cole slaw without mayo

Are you tired of the usual heavy mayonaise-laden cole slaw?   Want to make a cole slaw without mayo? I have good news for you – yummy cole slaw doesn’t have to be swimming in the fattening mayonnaise.  Here’s a very healthy version of the cole slaw without any mayo in it!  This healthy cole slaw recipe uses a dressing of olive oil and lime instead of the usual mayo.

Even if you are not watching your calories, this healthy cole slaw recipe is a really nice change from a traditional cole slaw.  This new light cole slaw tastes very refreshing and crunchy!

Healthy Cole Slaw Recipe Without Mayo

Preparation time: 5 minutes


  • 1 small cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/4 lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut cabbage into 8 parts and discard the core. Peel the carrots.
  2. In a food processor fitted with a shredder blade, shred the cabbage and the carrots. Food processor makes it really quick and easy to shred veggies – it shreds all the cabbage and carrots for this cole slaw in seconds!
  3. Squeeze the juice out of the lime into a cup, add olive oil and mix until combined.
  4. Put shredded cabbage and carrots into a large bowl, and pour oil and lime juice mixture over it. Mix. Add salt and pepper to taste, and mix.

Note: to make it even easier, you can use a store-bought cole-slaw mix instead of shredding your own cabbage and carrots.  If using a packaged cole-slaw mix, this recipe will take 2 minutes to make!

Enjoy your healthy cole slaw without mayo!  This healthy cole slaw is a great accompaniment to any main dish – meat, fish, chicken or sandwiches.  Try this yummy cole slaw without mayo with my easy garlic BBQ chicken recipe – you will love it!

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  1. Yeah – cole slaw I can eat (I hate mayo).
    Question – the 1/4 lime listed in the ingredients – does that mean use the juice from a 1/4 of a lime or a 1/4 cup of lime juice??

  2. Hi Brenda,
    It’s juice from 1/4 of a lime. You can also use bottled Italian dressing instead of lime and oil.

  3. Thank You Melanie! This is exactly what I’m looking for! I’m trying to eat more fish and I wanted this to go on fish tacos! I’m on my cell and I was hoping you had a Pin Button so I could add this to my Pinterest Favorite Recipes. Well I will do it later from my computer. I love how you break down your recipes with step by step instructions and photos. Because of you, I am encouraged that I can do that too!

  4. Thanks, Kathy! I’m happy that you like my recipes! This healthy coleslaw is perfect for topping fish tacos!

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