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This Paleo Coleslaw is a delicious, fresh, creamy side salad recipe. It is made with simple healthy ingredients and comes together in less than 10 minutes.

Paleo coleslaw in a bowl on a table.

I have always been a huge fan of coleslaw. There’s something about cabbage mixed into a creamy mayonnaise based dressing that makes it irresistible. I love eating it with pulled pork, dairy free street corn, and grilled asparagus. YUM.

My all time favorite coleslaw is this Paleo coleslaw recipe. It is easy to make, healthy, delicious and requires only a handful of ingredients. It is also naturally dairy-free and gluten-free.

Why this recipe works

  • It’s a healthy coleslaw made of simple ingredients.
  • It is naturally Paleo, Whole30, dairy-free and gluten-free.
  • It comes together in a matter of minutes.
  • It’s a great side dish option for BBQs or summer meals.

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make Paleo coleslaw.
  • Cabbage mix– any mixed coleslaw bag with shredded cabbage and carrots works.
  • Honey– I like using raw honey, but use whatever you have on hand.
  • Mustard– I like using dijon mustard here, but use whatever you have on hand.
  • Apple cider vinegar– this adds a good tang to the dressing.
  • Mayonnaise– make sure to use one that fits your dietary needs. Primal Kitchen Mayo is Paleo and Whole30.

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

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of honey, you can use maple syrup.
  • Instead of apple cider vinegar, you can use wine vinegar or white vinegar.
  • You can add celery seed to the dressing if you like that flavor.

Step by step instructions

Paleo coleslaw dressing in a bowl.
Step 1

Step 1: Make the Paleo coleslaw dressing. Mix the mayo, mustard, salt, pepper, honey, and apple cider vinegar in a bowl.

Paleo coleslaw dressing added to cabbage and carrots in a bowl.
Step 2

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

Dressing mixed into the cabbage and carrots.
Step 3

Step 3: Mix the dressing into the veggies in the bowl until well mixed.

Recipe FAQs

How do you store this recipe?

Store this paleo coleslaw in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Can you make it in advance?

Yes! Make it the day before and just keep in the refrigerator until you serve it.

Can you make your own mayonnaise here?

Yes! I like making caro’s mayo recipe. It is naturally Paleo and a healthy mayo alternative.

Paleo coleslaw recipe in a bowl.

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Did you try this recipe? Please leave me a ⭐ review below!

5 from 4 votes

Creamy Paleo Coleslaw

Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Paleo coleslaw in a bowl on a table.
A delicious creamy Paleo coleslaw made with simple healthy ingredients.


  • 9 ounces coleslaw mix bag, or 6 cups of coleslaw mix
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a small bowl, mix the mayo, apple cider vinegar, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper together with a fork to make the coleslaw dressing.
  • Put the shredded cabbage and carrots into a large bowl and mix.
  • Pour the coleslaw dressing onto the cabbage and carrot mixture and mix well. Top with salt/pepper to taste.
  • Eat immediately or refrigerate for several hours before serving.


  • Instead of honey, you can use maple syrup.
  • Instead of apple cider vinegar, you can use wine vinegar or white vinegar.
  • You can add celery seed to the dressing if you like that flavor.


Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 286mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 51IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.3mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
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  1. Very delicious Coleslaw dressing – tried both with 1/4 cup of mayo and 1/2 cup and both tasted great. Nice to use honey instead of sugar!5 stars