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New Classic Coleslaw

New Classic Coleslaw 6.000

(Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)

Nourish May 28, 2020

This slaw has all the familiar flavors of a classic cole slaw — cool, crisp cabbage, sweet shreds of carrot and a kick of sliced red onion in a lusciously creamy dressing. But this version is much more healthful, because rather than the typical heaps of mayonnaise, it has just a touch, and it gets much of its creaminess from Greek yogurt.

Make Ahead: The slaw needs to sit, refrigerated, for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight before serving.

Storage Notes: The slaw can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

6 - 8

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Tested size: 6-8 servings; makes about 4 1/2 cups

  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage (from 1 medium cabbage)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely grated carrot (1 medium carrot)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion


In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Add the cabbage, carrot, onion and toss well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight, so the cabbage softens a bit. Toss well before serving.

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From cookbook author and nutritionist Ellie Krieger.

Tested by Ann Maloney.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 8): 86

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 6g 9%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Cholesterol: 8mg 3%

Sodium: 226mg 9%

Total Carbohydrates: 7g 2%

Dietary Fiber: 2g 8%

Sugar: 5g

Protein: 1g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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