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This healthy coleslaw recipe is a delicious creamy salad made with shredded cabbage, blueberries, and chia seeds mixed into a homemade mayonnaise dressing. It is the perfect side dish to make for dinner, lunch or a BBQ.

Healthy coleslaw made with blueberries and chia seeds.

If you love coleslaw, but are looking for a healthier version, then this blueberry coleslaw is for you. It is crunchy, creamy, and refreshing and is made without refined white sugar and without dairy. It is light yet flavorful, and is the perfect summer ( or anytime) salad.

Oh and if you love cabbage recipes, try my cabbage cobb salad or my classic paleo coleslaw recipe.

Why this recipe works

  • It is a simple recipe made with a handful of healthy ingredients.
  • It comes together quickly and can be made in less than 10 minutes.
  • It is easy to customize to fit certain diets, such as Paleo, or Vegan.
  • It is allergy friendly. It is naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, and grain-free.
  • This coleslaw with fruit has lots of flavor and is a great way to add veggies and fruit into your diet.

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make healthy blueberry coleslaw.
  • Coleslaw mix– A 9 ounce bag of coleslaw mix works best for this recipe. I like using a mixture of white cabbage, purple cabbage and shredded carrots.
  • Honey– any kind of honey works here. I like using raw honey.
  • Mustard– dijon mustard is great for the dressing in this recipe.
  • Mayonnaise– use any kind of mayonnaise that works for your dietary needs or tastes.
  • Apple cider vinegar– this adds a good vinegar punch to this dressing.
  • Blueberry– fresh blueberries add a nice crunch here.
  • Chia seeds– these add great texture and healthy omega 3s to the recipe.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of honey, you can use maple syrup.
  • You can use a Vegan mayo, if you want this recipe to be Vegan. Just omit the honey and use maple syrup as well.
  • You can use Paleo mayo or make your own mayo, if you want this recipe to be Paleo.
  • You can omit the chia seeds if you don’t want this in the recipe.
  • Instead of blueberries, you can use diced apples.

Step by step instructions

Dressing in a bowl.
Step 1

Step 1: Make the dressing by mixing the mayo, mustard, honey, salt, pepper, and apple cider vinegar together.

Cabbage, carrots and dressing in a bowl.
Step 2

Step 2: Add the coleslaw mix to a bowl and pour the dressing on top and mix.

Blueberries and chia seeds added to the coleslaw.
Step 3

Step 3: Add the chia seeds and blueberries to the bowl.

Coleslaw with fruit mixed together.
Step 4

Step 4: Mix everything together.

Light coleslaw recipe being served with silverware.
Step 5

Step 5: Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve once chilled.

Recipe FAQs

How do you store this recipe?

Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the fridge.

Can you make this recipe in advance?

Yes you can. You can make it the day before and keep it in the fridge until it is time to serve it.

What do you serve with this coleslaw?

This coleslaw is great as a side along with pulled pork, Mexican street corn, and Mexican street corn pasta salad.

Healthy coleslaw with blueberries and chia seeds mixed in.

Other side salad recipes you’ll love:

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5 from 6 votes

Healthy Coleslaw with Blueberries and Chia Seeds (Paleo, Dairy-free)

Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Healthy coleslaw made with blueberries and chia seeds.
This healthy coleslaw recipe is a delicious creamy salad made with shredded cabbage, blueberries, and chia seeds mixed into a homemade mayonnaise dressing. It is the perfect side dish to make for dinner, lunch or a BBQ.

Ingredients 

  • 6 cups coleslaw mix ( shredded cabbage and carrots), ( I used a 9 ounce coleslaw mix bag)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
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Instructions 

  • Put the shredded cabbage and carrots into a large bowl.
  • In another smaller bowl, mix the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, honey, dijon mustard, salt and pepper together with a fork. Mix until the dressing is smooth. (note: taste it at this point and add more honey if you want it to be sweeter or more vinegar if you want more of a vinegar taste) 
  • Pour the dressing on top of the shredded cabbage and carrots and mix. Then, put the chia seeds on top and mix. Fold in the blueberries.
  • You can serve this coleslaw immediately ( it will be nice and crunchy). However, if you leave it in the fridge for a few hours- to overnight, all of the flavors seep into the cabbage and the cabbage becomes a bit less crunchy and a bit more flavorful.

Notes

  • Instead of honey, you can use maple syrup.
  • You can use a Vegan mayo, if you want this recipe to be Vegan. Just omit the honey and use maple syrup as well.
  • You can use Paleo mayo or make your own mayo, if you want this recipe to be Paleo.
  • You can omit the chia seeds if you don’t want this in the recipe.
  • Instead of blueberries, you can use diced apples.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 13.6gProtein: 1.9gFat: 8.8gFiber: 3.6gSugar: 8.8gVitamin A: 6500IUVitamin C: 78.4mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
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26 Comments

  1. Wait, what? Some people don’t like coleslaw?? LOL! I happen to love it 🙂 And this looks incredible! Can’t wait to try your recipe, we have a surplus of blueberries!

  2. I have the same problem with not everyone in my family loving coleslaw, but I’m definitely trying this because not only is is so pretty and colourful, I love the added chia seeds and blueberries too!

  3. Thats sounds fantastic ! I actually became big fan of coleslaw lately so I am gonna have to try it! It seems so healthy with blueberries and chia seeds! Great job!

  4. Wow this looks amazing I love all the ingredients and I have all of them in my fridge right now. Guess what I am going to make it right now, you are making my mouth water with this. Thank you.

  5. Wow what a great idea! I have to try this recipe, it has all my favourite ingredients 🙂 Thanks you SO much for sharing!!!

  6. this salad looks amazing like GREAT and I so love that it is paleo and gluten free PLUS so like the chia seeds in there. oh and the pop of flavor from the blueberries.

  7. This is different and I love it! I feel like it would taste amazing and I’m going to try it. I accidently bought 2 bags of chia seeds so I’m set!5 stars

  8. As soon as I read “blueberry” and “chia seeds,” I knew I needed to check out this recipe ASAP. I love those two ingredients and I’ve never thought to use them in coleslaw! Thanks for the creative twist on an old classic!