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Keto Coleslaw Recipe

Naturally keto coleslaw salad that doesn’t need extra effort to be tasty and healthy. Well, we have to make our own mayo but homemade is always better.

Keto-coleslaw-recie-1-SunCakeMomWhat would happen if coleslaw was eliminated from the world like half of the universe population was in the most recent avengers movie.

Would half of the universe go into mourning because they can’t do barbecue properly anymore? Would red slaw step into coleslaw place and grow into never before seen heights as Thanos (the villain in the avengers movie) had planned for the surviving part of the universe?

More importantly who would be the superhero try and fight against the tyranny of such slaw slewing monster? Would the world even care? Probably not.

Even if coleslaw was popular anywhere outside of the English-speaking part of the world probably very few people would risk their life saving it for the side of the BBQ.

Not like coleslaw is not used as a salad or a decent side dish at any other times but it features at barbecues so predominantly like burgers and stakes.

It’s not a surprise though. Coleslaw is incredibly easy to make with a myriad of possibilities, yet tasty and satisfying.

We can trace its origins back to the Netherlands where “koolsla” literally means cabbage salad and that coleslaw originally is. Shredded cabbage with vinaigrette that is oil and vinegar, essentially makes the salad, pickled cabbage salad if left undisturbed for a long enough time.

As being a fairly old recipe from the end of the XVIII. Century, it had time to change and pick up some extra ingredients, especially because since then we have grown short of time. So, vinaigrette was swapped for mayo and for color a bit of shredded carrot was also added.

Nowadays though as various screens continuously bombard us with all sorts of visual stimulation, shredded carrots weren’t enough to liven up the pale looking cabbage mayo salad on a proper insta BBQ party photo.

Purple cabbage, pepper, onion, cheese, pineapple, apple is all part of the mix now, depending on taste and state of course. Also, the good old mayo is swapped partially or wholly with sour cream, buttermilk or ketchup.

Thanks God though, making cabbage salad with ketchup is not called coleslaw but red slaw. It can be so disappointing when our favorite food on the menu, but what we get is far from the one, we were longing for.

Why such a disappointment is, not having something that five minutes ago we didn’t even know existed in our nearest future, is a mystery. Or rather an evolutionary trait gobbled up with the nuisances of our modern existence.

It doesn’t really matter because Thanos won’t snap our coleslaw away and we can always make our own one if going to a barbecue party and don’t want to be disappointed by the disgusting sugar filled mayonnaise-soaked thing, we are forced to eat there.

The few things that we need to have for making the old-style coleslaw are cabbage, salt, vinegar and oil with a sharp knife to slice the cabbage up or a shredder. With the next generation we have to be a bit more prepared if we are to make everything from scratch.

Making mayonnaise isn’t a hard task but requires some sort of whisk, preferably with an electric motor attached to it. If in doubt how to make mayonnaise check out the low carb condiments section to see how it’s made.

When the mayo is done and cabbage is sliced or shredded nothing else is needed but a bit of mixing and maybe a touch of extra vinegar and salt to create our own slaw. Unfortunately, this isn’t approved to be showed off at a party without damage to our reputation as cook, food or just a human being in the XXI. Century.

To create coleslaw that is worthy of Instagram posts we need to add some vibe. Don’t just pour ketchup all over it yet though. Not until we can shake up the colors with purple cabbage and let the flavors run wild with a bit of onion. To complete the look do sprinkle some nuts on top because nothing looks fancier than that, right?Keto-coleslaw-recie-4-SunCakeMom

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb / 500g Cabbage
  • ½ lb / 250g Carrot
  • 3oz / 100g Purple cabbage
  • ½ Onion
  • Mayonnaise:
    • 4 Egg yolk
    • 1 teaspoon Mustard
    • ¼ teaspoon Salt
    • 1 cup Oil (could be more depending on the desired mayo thickness)
    • ½ Lemon juice
  • Vinaigrette:
    • 5 tablespoon Oil
    • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
    • ½ teaspoon Salt

How to make coleslaw:

  1. Shred the cabbage and all the other vegetables to thin stripesKeto-coleslaw-recie-Process-1-SunCakeMom
  2. Make the mayonnaise or the vinaigrette. Vinaigrette is just whisking together the ingredients until we get a homogeneous mixture while mayonnaise can be a little bit trickier. If anytime in doubt, just check out how to make mayonnaise in the KnowledgeBase.Keto-coleslaw-recie-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  3. Mix together the sliced cabbage, carrot and the mayoKeto-coleslaw-recie-Process-4-SunCakeMom or vinaigrette.Keto-coleslaw-recie-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  4. Mix in all the optional vegetables as well and place them in the fridge until serving.Keto-coleslaw-recie-Process-7-SunCakeMom
  5. It’s ready to be served immediately but as cabbage always tastes better the day after, it is recommended to let it sit at least a couple of hours while salt and acid does their jobs.Keto-coleslaw-recie-Process-5-SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Keto-coleslaw-recie-2-SunCakeMom

Keto Coleslaw Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Naturally keto coleslaw salad that doesn't need extra effort to be tasty and healthy. Well, we have to make our own mayo but homemade is always better.
Course: Condiments, Side Dish
Cuisine: Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Author: Thomas Brown
Ingredients
  • 1 lb / 500g Cabbage
  • ½ lb / 250g Carrot
  • 3 oz / 100g Purple cabbage
  • ½ Onion
Mayonnaise:
  • 4 Egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard
  • ¼
    teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Oil could be more depending on the desired mayo thickness
  • ½ Lemon juice
Vinaigrette:
  • 5 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
Instructions
  1. Shred the cabbage and all the other vegetables to thin stripes
  2. Make the mayonnaise or the vinaigrette. Vinaigrette is just whisking together the ingredients until we get a homogeneous mixture while mayonnaise can be a little bit trickier. If anytime in doubt, just check out how to make mayonnaise in the KnowledgeBase.
  3. Mix together the sliced cabbage, carrot and the mayo or vinaigrette.
  4. Mix in all the optional vegetables as well and place them in the fridge until serving.
  5. It's ready to be served immediately but as cabbage always tastes better the day after, it is recommended to let it sit at least a couple of hours while salt and acid does their jobs.
Recipe Notes

Enjoy!

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