red cabbage cole slaw
Photo by Brie Passano

Code Slaw

By Caitlyn Diimig, RD

Use this easy Greek yogurt-based recipe to toss together a healthy slaw with your favorite ingredients. It'll be a welcome addition to Healthier Pulled Pork Sandwiches and picnic tables this summer.

build your own coleslaw

Base Slaw Recipe


4 cups shredded vegetables and/or fruit

Use 2 cups each of 2 of the following: cabbage, apple, carrot, jicama, or cucumber

2 tbsp. fresh herb

Choose from the following: dill, cilantro, green onion, or parsley

1/4 cup Plain Low-fat Greek Yogurt

2 tsp. acid

Choose from the following: red vinegar, balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar, lime juice, or lemon juice

2 tsp. sweetener

Choose from the following: honey or sugar

1/2 tsp. celery seeds

1/4 tsp. salt


Toss together vegetables and herbs in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together yogurt, acid, sweetener, celery seeds, and salt. Add to vegetable mixture; toss to coat.

Three Slaw Combos to Try

Variation #1:

Red Cabbage + Green Apple + Green Onion + White Wine Vinegar + Honey

red cabbage cole slaw
Photo by Brie Passano

Variation #2:

Jicama + Napa Cabbage + Cilantro + Lime Juice + Honey

(We also added 2 Tbsp. radish matchsticks for a little color and crunch.)

cabbage cole slaw
Photo by Brie Passano

Variation #3:

English Cucumber + Carrot + Dill + Red Wine Vinegar + Sugar

carrot cole slaw
Photo by Brie Passano