Making a homemade coleslaw recipe saves time and money! Try this quick and easy coleslaw recipe for your next picnic or cookout.
I used to think that making coleslaw from scratch was silly when I could just buy it readymade. Now I like to make my own so that it is a little healthier but also because it’s very simple and cheap to make!
If you like to save a little bit of money, know exactly what is in your recipes, and if you are on Weight Watchers this will be the perfect homemade coleslaw recipe for you!
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It’s a homemade coleslaw dressing recipe with the option to use prepackaged coleslaw veggies or shred your own! This post contains links to items we use and we will make a commission when you make a purchase.
Is this a Weight Watchers coleslaw recipe?
Absolutely. You can have anything on the Weight Watchers Freestyle program as long as you track it. This particular healthy coleslaw recipe is low in points for each 1/2 cup serving. It’s an excellent low point snack, side dish, and party food!
Is this an easy homemade coleslaw recipe?
I think you will be surprised at how easy it is to make homemade coleslaw. The prices of prepared salads, like coleslaw, are quite expensive at my local grocery store. Making my own coleslaw recipe at home saves time and money.
It takes almost no effort to make a big batch of this healthy coleslaw and after just an hour or so in the fridge it’s ready to eat!
Why should I make coleslaw homemade?
Making your own coleslaw at home can save time, money and you have full control of all the ingredients in your recipe.
Can I prep this easy coleslaw recipe in advance?
You may need to do some planning in preparation for this coleslaw recipe because it really should chill for at least one hour before serving. You can also prepare it up to a day ahead of time and it will still taste and look great!
How do I make this homemade coleslaw dressing?
First, you will need to whisk all of the sauce or dressing ingredients together in a large bowl. This OXO balloon whisk just feels right in my hand. It’s used to whip up everything from sauces to eggs to pancakes.
Whisks and rubber spatulas are two kitchen tools I couldn’t live without. After the dressing ingredients are well blended, you will add your prepackaged coleslaw mix.
Can I make my own coleslaw mix or do I have to use prepackaged?
You can definitely shred your own vegetables for this coleslaw if you want! I can usually grab a bag or two of pre-packaged mix at my local grocery store so it saves me time and effort. If you have the time and the ingredients there’s no reason not to shred the veggies up yourself and make this an even more homemade version of my favorite homemade coleslaw.
Once upon a time, I would have shredded my own cabbage and carrots. Nowadays I usually stick to the prepackaged coleslaw mix. It’s a bit more colorful with the purple cabbage, green cabbage and carrots all mixed together. Plus, there’s less clean-up time.
I’ll have to confess that I am a mess in the kitchen, and buying the bagged mix saves me so much time. Cleaning up my food processor takes up a lot of my time, so I prefer not to use it for shredding cabbage for this coleslaw recipe.
When should I make this homemade coleslaw?
Homemade coleslaw is perfect for picnics and family gatherings. Pick your favorite bowl, cover it up and place in an insulated carrier for easy transport and cold storage.
You should try and make it at least an hour in advance because it does need to sit in the refrigerator for a bit so everything can come together and the sauce will taste much better after a good chill!
Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this for meal prep:
Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.
Looking for some more great side dish recipes?
If you are looking for more side dish salads that will be the hit of your next party or picnic Broccoli Salad on the Light Side and Veggie Pasta Salad are two more of my absolute favorites! Both of these recipes could be enjoyed as a summer meal, too.
Weight Watchers Tropical Ham Salad is also a nice light and flavorful option. I enjoy making these baked beans for summer gatherings as well. Another awesome and easy choice would be this recipe for German Carrot Salad.
Printable Homemade Coleslaw Recipe:
- 5 TBSP light mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup plain no-fat greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk, regular milk is fine too.
- 1 Tbsp white vinegar
- 1 packet Stevia (or more to taste)
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 7 cups shredded cabbage and carrots, There is approx. 7 cups shredded coleslaw mix in a 16 oz bag of prepackaged coleslaw mix
- Whisk together sauce or dressing ingredients until well blended
- Stir in cabbage mixture until all is coated.
- Chill for at least one hour before serving.
2 Freestyle Smart Point Per Serving (1/2 Cup) on Green Plan
1 Freestyle Smart Point Per Serving (1/2 Cup) on Blue Plan
1 Freestyle Smart Point Per Serving (1/2 Cup) on Purple Plan
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Amount Per Serving Calories 352Saturated Fat 2gCholesterol 16mgSodium 735mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 10gSugar 26gProtein 12g