Rating: 4.21 stars
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

I've been trying to create a coleslaw dressing with the lowest possible fat intake. This is as low as I could go without taking away the flavor. It's a family favorite and we use it with all kinds of meals, in wraps, in sandwiches, with burgers, and as a side during BBQs.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk mayonnaise, low-fat milk, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, and salt together in a bowl and allow dressing to stand while preparing vegetables, about 20 minutes.

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  • Pour dressing over cabbage, onion, and carrot in a large salad bowl and toss to combine. For best flavor, refrigerate slaw at least 2 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

56 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 12.2g; fat 0.5g; cholesterol 0.3mg; sodium 362mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2012
While I love the idea of a lower-fat coleslaw...this recipe is a good base for add on's. The recipe was easy to follow quick to put together. But where I found lacking is spice. While it had a zip it didn't have that flavor I traditionally love in coleslaws. You will have to build with your own selections of spices to get it to the level of pizzazz. I needed black pepper celery seed and celery salt. As written again a good base for lower-fat just needs more umph. Read More
(47)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/16/2015
I understand most cole slaw recipes call for some type of vinegar but to my husband and I it tasted like vinegar. I did add your typical celery seed and celery salt as I don't think a cole slaw recipe should be without it. We just couldn't get past the vinegar taste in this one. Maybe only 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar would be enough. Two tbsps. of 2 different vinegars is just way too much. So glad this wasn't served to friends or family. Had to add a little mustard to kill the strong vinegar taste. This recipe to us needs some tweaking. Read More
(5)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2012
While I love the idea of a lower-fat coleslaw...this recipe is a good base for add on's. The recipe was easy to follow quick to put together. But where I found lacking is spice. While it had a zip it didn't have that flavor I traditionally love in coleslaws. You will have to build with your own selections of spices to get it to the level of pizzazz. I needed black pepper celery seed and celery salt. As written again a good base for lower-fat just needs more umph. Read More
(47)
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2012
This was good for a lower fat healthier option. I didn't add the milk (didn't have any) but still coated the cabbage lightly. I agree with other reviewers that you need to add some other seasonings; I added celery seed and pepper for more flavour. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2013
Absolutely FABULOUS! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2016
Surprisingly good. I like it as good as any other recipe for coleslaw if not better. Better because I can't taste any guilt! I use regular mayo and whole milk. I mean come one it's 2 Tbsp and 1/4 cup for a full recipe and light mayo doesn't cut it for me. I might go with 2% on the milk but why? I used green onion and rice wine vinegar in place of the white. I also used bagged coleslaw so sue me! But one tip I learned and applied here is to dice up the cabbage and carrots really small like at KFC. So I dice the bagged coleslaw not just toss it in as it comes from the bag. The smaller dices really make a differnce in the flavor profile. Try it! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2013
Seemed like way too much salt to me. It was good otherwise and I love a low fat option. I'd definitely make it again just with way less salt. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
06/15/2015
I understand most cole slaw recipes call for some type of vinegar but to my husband and I it tasted like vinegar. I did add your typical celery seed and celery salt as I don't think a cole slaw recipe should be without it. We just couldn't get past the vinegar taste in this one. Maybe only 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar would be enough. Two tbsps. of 2 different vinegars is just way too much. So glad this wasn't served to friends or family. Had to add a little mustard to kill the strong vinegar taste. This recipe to us needs some tweaking. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2012
Very dry if made exactly step by step we added four more tablespoons of mayo (low fat) and it was moist then with an extra sprinkle of sugar to cut the tartness but otherwise great Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2015
I modified this a bit by using plain yogurt instead of mayonnaise and did not use any milk. It was good. Next time I will add more seasoning to it Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2015
really awesome! I didn't have lemon juice but it turned out amazing. Love how the flavors mix with the cabbage! Read More
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