Coleslaw – love it or hate it? I’m a huge coleslaw fan – however the calorie content in the mayonnaise is such a spoiler that I tended not to make it very often. I have however found a way yo make a tasty version that substitutes oatgurt for mayonnaise. Oatgurt is a yogurt alternative made from fermented oats. It’s thick and creamy and has a little sharpness to the taste like yoghurt, but contains considerably less fat.

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In this healthier version of coleslaw, crunchy shredded red cabbage, sweet grated carrots and full flavoured spring onions are mixed together with a creamy and slightly spicy dressing. This is such a quick, easy and colourful side-dish to make. It goes perfectly with grilled or air fried meats, fried chicken, roast ham, sandwiches or baked potatoes.


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Key Ingredients

(see below for full list of ingredients)

  • Red Cabbage: Gives the coleslaw a nice crunch.
  • Carrot: Adds sweetness.
  • Spring Onion: Adds a full-on savoury flavour.
  • Oatgurt: This is the basis of the coleslaw dressing. It adds creaminess.

How To Make Healthier Coleslaw

Step One: In a large mixing bowl, use a wooden spoon to mix together 1/8 red cabbage shredded, 1 carrot grated, 2 spring onions finely chopped, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp red wine vinegar, 0.5 tsp honey, 60 g oatgurt, salt to taste and 0.5 – 1 tsp dried chilli flakes.

How To Serve Healthier Coleslaw

  • Serve as a side dish for grilled meats, roast ham or fried chicken.
  • Use as an additional filling in ham or pulled pork sandwiches.
  • Serve as a topping on baked potatoes.

Tips for Making Healthier Coleslaw

  • You can substitute green cabbage for red cabbage. I love the colour that the red cabbage brings to my plate though.
  • You can use slices of fresh chilli instead of chilli flakes for a nicer zing and additional texture.

Healthier Coleslaw Recipe

Preparation Time:
5 minutes


  • 1/8 red cabbage shredded
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 2 spring onions finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 0.5 tsp honey
  • 60 g oatgurt
  • salt to taste
  • 0.5 – 1 tsp dried chilli flakes


  1. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.


  • Serve as a side dish with grilled meats.
  • Great as a topping on a baked potatoes.
  • Use as a sandwich filler.

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