Sugar-Free Cole Slaw

Cole Slaw
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Total Time 15 min
Prep 15 min, Cook 0 min
Yield About 7 cups of coleslaw

Normally, I like to season this coleslaw dressing with Penzey's Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning, but when I'm out I make this, and it's almost as good. Actually, I've used many different ground herb and spice mixes, such as Greek seasoning, and it's good that way as well.

This cole slaw is great with barbecue or any grilled food. The cold creaminess is great up against hot BBQ spices.


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Artificial sweetener to equal 2 T sugar (zero-carb sweetener such as liquid sucralose preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus one pinch salt
  • 1 lb cabbage, shredded. Feel free to use bags of cole slaw mix that is already shredded for you. This will cut the prep time by 5 to 10 minutes.


  1. Mix all cole slaw dressing ingredients together (I usually use a 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup, so I can measure the mayo and sour cream and then just add the rest). 
  2. Then just mix them into the cabbage - I usually do it half at a time, which makes it easier.
  3. Balance the lemon juice and sweetener to your own taste.

Nutritional Information: This recipe makes about 7 servings of 1 cup each. Each serving has 4 grams of effective carbohydrate plus 2 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, and 145 calories.

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