This Greek yogurt coleslaw will take you longer to get the ingredients out than it will take you to mix it all together. There are only six total ingredients and two of them are salt and pepper, so it really should not be discredited as a quick salad to pull together in a pinch anytime. Plus, cabbage keeps for a relatively long time in the fridge. It's also easy to make in small batches.
Coleslaw is one of the EASIEST salads to put together ever. It consists of cabbage and dressing – and that’s it! I used to think cabbage was similar to iceberg lettuce, in that it doesn’t have much to offer as far as nutrients go…but as I learned more, I realized cabbage actually has a lot to offer and carries a big nutritional punch. After I heard that, I became more interested in coleslaw.
Now that I know how good cabbage is for me, I thought there was no reason I couldn’t enjoy the classic salad with my own version of dressing (something not mayonnaise-based)…so I created a healthy version of coleslaw dressing. And it does not disappoint.
I served it to some guests for dinner, and they claimed they couldn’t even tell the difference. Plus this is super-easy to throw together, and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now. You won’t feel bad at all that you didn’t buy the store-bought dressing.
Did you notice that it doesn't have added sugar of any kind? Not even honey or anything? I don't think it needs it at all. If you're used to your coleslaw being sweet, you could add a little sweetener, but do yourself a favor and try the recipe as is first. You just may be surprised.
This coleslaw recipe is the perfect example of being prepared to be healthy. It only takes a few minutes to make this recipe if you have the ingredients on hand. The problem is, if you don't plan ahead a little and have the coleslaw on hand, either pre-shredded bagged or a head of cabbage and the Greek yogurt.
Do you remember in school, when you had an essay exam and decided not to prepare ahead of time because you knew you could “BS” your way through it, and come out with a passing grade? It probably worked, and let's be honest, it’s how some of us made our way through some of our classes (obviously not all of them).
Unfortunately, healthy eating it NOT something that you can “BS” your way through. It might work for a little while, but in the end, you will end up eating that frozen pizza sitting in your freezer because it is the quickest and easiest thing to make for dinner, and you are STARVING! Don’t worry, I am not judging, we’ve all been there :).
So, how do you plan ahead to make sure you have the ingredients you need for your meals? Do you plan your meal out once a week, or are you more like me and figuring out at the last minute what you want to make that night and keep thinking you need to do better because you would be eating much better, healthy meals more consistently for less effort in the long run? Comment below. I would love to know!Print
Greek Yogurt Coleslaw Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Total Time: 65 minutes
- Yield: 5 1x
- Category: Side Dish
- Cuisine: Clean Eating
This coleslaw recipe is a healthier version of the popular and simple cabbage salad. The dressing is made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, and no one will be able to taste the difference.
- 10 oz shredded cabbage
- ½ cup Greek yogurt (I used full fat)
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar * (or lemon)
- ½ tsp Real Salt *
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl
- For best results, allow to marinade for 30-60 minutes before serving
The cook time is accounting for an hour for it to marinade.
Keywords: Greek, Easy, healthy, simple
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Bella Hardy @ Healthnerdy.com
That greek yogurt looks absolutely fantastic. Beautiful photos, too. I look forward to trying this.
I like the idea of using yogurt rather than mayo, a lot less calories and just as easy. I'm going to use this recipe from now on.