17 Whole30 Coleslaw Recipes: Bring On The Crunch!

The Whole30 program isn’t just another diet, or a fad – it’s a way of life. The program has been used by many to kick start a healthier regime and bring clean eating into their lives. Coleslaw has been a staple side for parties and barbecues for generations and these Whole30 coleslaw recipes show that you don’t have to give up

Coleslaw has been a staple side for parties and barbecues for generations and this list of 17 Whole30 coleslaw recipes shows that you don’t have to give up flavor for a healthier lifestyle.

Note: Some of these recipes use mayo as an ingredient – make sure you’re only using Whole30 friendly mayo!

1. Pina Colada Coleslaw


If you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain, then this fruity slaw concoction might be right up your alley! This funky pina colada coleslaw recipe is the brain child of Physical Kitchness and includes pineapple, coconut, cabbage, apple cider vinegar and coconut milk.

2. Whole30 Deli Style Coleslaw


This deli style coleslaw recipe can be found at Anya’s Eats. It is made from white cabbage, carrot, broccoli, pineapple and mayo. This Whole30 slaw works for everyone, and is the perfect accompaniment for slow cooked meats.

3. Spicy Mexican Coleslaw


Dr Anthony Gustin created this delicious mayo free, spicy Mexican Coleslaw recipe. It includes red cabbage, jalapenos, scallions and dressed with apple cider vinegar. This is without a doubt the simplest of slaws, perfect for a busy day.

4. Whole30 Super Slaw


This super slaw recipe can be found at Generation Y Foodie. This dish can be recreated with kale, red cabbage, brussell sprouts, pumpkin seeds and roast garlic. This slaw is bursting with superfoods, which is just the thing to kickstart your metabolism.

5. Crunchy Citrus Slaw


My Little Jar Of Spices created this crunchy, tangy slaw with orange balsamic vinaigrette. Made using cucumber, red and white cabbage, fennel, radish, kumquat and starfruit, this exotic slaw is best served as a side with an Asian dish.

6. Jicama Carrot Slaw


If you love coleslaw but are getting tired of cabbage then why not try this jicama carrot slaw recipe out? Found over at Stupid Easy Paleo, this refreshing slaw combines jicama, a root vegetable, carrot, cilantro and an amazing

Found over at Stupid Easy Paleo, this refreshing slaw combines jicama, a root vegetable, carrot, cilantro and an amazing chipotle mayo to really set your taste buds on fire.

7. Beet Carrot Slaw With Tahini Dressing


This beautiful beet & carrot slaw recipe by Amy Chaplin has the most amazing, vibrant color. It can be easily recreated with beet, carrot, garlic and tahini. The beets in this slaw are really good for tackling anemia and combined with the carrots, are great for regulating hormone imbalance and liver problems.

8. Mango Cabbage Slaw


This mango cabbage slaw recipe is from Jenn’s Gone Paleo. A real winner with all of the family, this Whole 30 compliant slaw can easily be thrown together using red cabbage, shallots, mango and cucumber.

9. Pickled Mustard Slaw


Not your usual coleslaw, this pickled mustard slaw recipe originates from Delicious Primal Cooking. This dish includes white cabbage, peppers, red onion and carrot. It is definitely something to try if you’re looking for an alternative to traditional slaw.

10. Quick Pear & Cabbage Slaw


This pear and cabbage slaw recipe comes from Brooklyn Supper. It can be made with pear, cabbage and onion. This fresh, green slaw is so quick and easy to throw together that it is perfect if you’re short on time.

11. Swiss Chard Slaw with Creamy Avocado Dressing


Chard, like cabbage, is one of the most versatile vegetables, you can steam it, fry it or eat it raw. This chard slaw recipe from The Kitchn utilizes the chard amazingly, combining it with carrot, red onion, avocado and hot sauce. Just the right mix and perfect for fall.

12. Baby Bok Choy Slaw


This super simple bok choy slaw recipe comes from none other than Martha Stewart. This delicious slaw alternative is perfect for pairing with asian cuisine and can be made using baby bok choy, rice vinegar, sesame oil and chili peppers.

13. Asparagus & Mint Slaw


This unusual asparagus and mint slaw recipe hails from Saveur. It is made using shaved asparagus, carrots, radishes, scallions and mint. This bright, crunchy slaw is just great on its own or as a side dish.

14. Peppery Kohlrabi Slaw


Double the cabbage, double the fun. This peppery kohlrabi slaw recipe from BBC Good Food uses both spring greens and kohlrabi cabbages, along with horseradish, radishes, and scallions. This slaw is doubly useful too, as not only is it quick to make, it’s also bound to impress at any dinner party.

15. Tuscan Kaleslaw


This Tuscan Kaleslaw recipe can be found over at SBS. It is made using black Tuscan kale, red pepper and carrot. An Italian delicacy that doesn’t revolve around carbs, fantastic!

16. Belgian Endive & Apple Slaw


This Belgian endive slaw recipe shows that lettuce isn’t just for salads anymore. This crispy side dish comes from My Recipes and an easily be recreated using endive, apple and parsley.

17. Stone Fruit Whole30 Slaw


This stone fruit slaw recipe comes from Tesco Real Food. The punchy slaw can be recreated using nectarines, plums, peaches, cabbage and ginger. It is a real winner at barbecues!

That’s it for our list of Whole30 coleslaw recipes. Did we miss any of your favorites? Share your top coleslaw recipes in the comments below!

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2 thoughts on “17 Whole30 Coleslaw Recipes: Bring On The Crunch!”

    • Hey CR – not sure what you mean. None of these recipes contain sugar. Can you point out what recipes you mean? I’ve triple checked and don’t see any containing sugar.

      As far as mayo, you may not know this, but mayo is allowed on Whole30! However, most store-bought varieties aren’t allowed due to ingredients and preservatives.

      However, if you make the mayo yourself (see our article on how to make Whole30 mayo here: https://lifehealthhq.com/whole30-mayo/), you should be good to go.

      Hope this clears up any confusion!


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