Healthier Coleslaw with Apples and Soured Cream

We like coleslaw but not so much heavy, full of mayonnaise or salad cream versions. This is lightened up recipe with some of the mayo replaced with cream or yogurt and addition of apples. It makes perfect accompaniment for BBQ dishes, burgers, fried chicken and many more occasions.

healthier coleslaw version


  • ½ small cabbage – 500 g (sliced finely)
  • 2 medium carrots – 250g (grated)
  • 3 tbs mayonnaise
  • 5 tbs soured cream or even natural yogurt
  • black peppercorns
  • ½ tbs Dijon mustard
  • sea salt to taste – optional
  • ½ small onion (chopped finely) – optional
  • 1 – 2 apples (grated) – optional


  1. Combine mayonnaise, soured cream or yogurt and mustard, add cabbage and carrots.
  2. Optionally add also onion or/and apples.
  3. Season to taste with salt if necessary.
  4. Share and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.

Makes 6 – 8 servings.


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Your thoughts…

  1. I must try out this recipe margot. I am always on the look out for a good Coleslaw recipe. many thanks for sharing :D

    Rosie x

  2. Love coleslaw. Just made a big batch on Sunday. I usually put oil, sugar, vinegar, spices. Not that healthy but so good. Thanks for the healthier version.

  3. I love coleslaw as well. This does sound like a healthier version of what I usually have at the table. Thanks for the inspiration:D

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