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Lemon Coleslaw Dressing

Are you looking to liven up your summer salads? Have you been searching for the perfect, zingy coleslaw dressing? Well, then we’ve got an easy and delicious recipe for lemon coleslaw dressing that will be the star of the show!

Made with a few simple ingredients that are likely already in your pantry or fridge, this delicious dressing is sure to give your summer salads a kick. Keep reading to learn how to whip up this tasty and tangy lemon coleslaw dressing – you won’t regret it!

creamy lemon coleslaw dressing for salad

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Which WW Program are these points for?

In 2023, WW is using just plain old “POINTS.”

  • Be sure to calculate the points value of the foods and recipes you eat in the app.
  • Always add ingredients and serving sizes and don’t rely on the nutrition facts in the recipe.
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When should I dress my coleslaw?

Dressing your coleslaw is one of the most exciting steps in preparing a perfect coleslaw! Generally, it’s best to add lemon coleslaw dressing right before you’re ready to serve—it will make the cabbage and carrots crisp and vibrant.

For maximum flavor, mix the lemon coleslaw dressing directly with the vegetables. If you’re entertaining guests, why not take things up a notch by adding some extra grated lemon zest to give it an even more tart flavor? The end result will be a remarkably flavorful and colorful dish that everyone will adore.

Difference between cabbage slaw and coleslaw

When it comes to the beloved side dish, coleslaw, most people think they know exactly what they’re getting. But did you know that coleslaw and cabbage slaw is actually two different recipes?

The key difference between them lies in the vegetables. Coleslaw typically refers specifically to a type of salad made with cabbage, whereas slaw can encompass a wider variety of salads made without cabbage, such as beetroot slaw.

This lemon coleslaw dressing is a tangy combination of honey, fat-free mayonnaise, stevia, black pepper, and lemon juice making it immediately recognizable to anyone who has had a proper plate of this classic side dish. Top it off with some lemon zest for a tangy finish!

mixing fat-free mayo with otehr ingredients to make  lemon coleslaw dressing
whisking together ingredients for lemon coleslaw dressing

However tempting it might be to use the same ingredients for both dishes – whether out of convenience or budget-savvy planning – these dressings are so distinct from one another that it’s really worth taking the time to experiment with each recipe as written.

How to thicken lemon coleslaw dressing

Making coleslaw dressing is easy, but getting it to the right thickness can sometimes be tricky. If you want to give your lemon coleslaw dressing just the right consistency all you need is xanthum gum. Simply add it to your recipe until you reach the desired consistency. Voila!

More salad and coleslaw dressings to try

Are you tired of the same old salad dressings? Whether you’re looking to switch things up or just expand your options, there are countless delicious and easy salad dressing recipes to try out. Homemade dressings are not only healthier than store-bought versions.

They can also be customized to your tastes and preferences. From creamy to tangy to sweet, there’s a dressing for every palate. So why not get creative and try out some new recipes for your next salad?

creamy lemon coleslaw dressing for salad

Lemon Coleslaw Dressing

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

If you're looking for a bright and flavorful dressing to take your coleslaw to the next level, you'll want to try this lemon coleslaw dressing. With the zesty tang of fresh lemon juice and the subtle sweetness of honey, this dressing strikes the perfect balance of flavors.

It's also incredibly easy to make - simply whisk together the ingredients and toss with your favorite coleslaw mix. Whether you're serving it as a side dish or as a topping for sandwiches or tacos, this lemon coleslaw dressing is sure to become a new favorite.


  • 2/3 cup fat free mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 packets stevia
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zest


    Combine the ingredients for the coleslaw dressing.

    Toss over shredded cabbage or lettuce.

    Chill and enjoy!


2 WW points per serving.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 36Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 324mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 0g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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