Greek Yogurt Coleslaw

Greek Yogurt Coleslaw -- the classic coleslaw we all love, lightened up with Greek yogurt instead of mayo and ready to go in 5 minutes! | gimmesomeoven.comThis post is sponsored by Morningstar Farms.

As an adult, there are a handful of foods that I keep willing myself to like.

I’ve made baby steps of progress with things like mustard, ground beef, cauliflower, and pickles, and will at least eat them (and somewhat enjoy them) when served to me. But there is one condiment that — no matter how many times I force myself to dip a fry or toss a salad or slather a sandwich with a spoonful to sample — I just can’t seem to do it.  I appreciate it, and even like the ingredients used to make it, but just cannot seem to actually enjoy the taste of it for the life of me.

Sorry, mayo.  I think I’m officially giving up on you.

Thankfully, Greek yogurt — which I love — has come to the rescue with countless recipes that are traditionally mayo-based over the years.  And one of my recent substitution successes was with the ultimate potluck side that happens to be especially popular in my bbq-loving hometown of Kansas City — coleslaw!  That’s right, mayo-free coleslaw is possible!  Plus, it’s significantly healthier than its traditional counterpart, it only takes about 5 minutes to make, and it’s super delicious.

Shall we make some?


Greek Yogurt Coleslaw -- the classic coleslaw we all love, lightened up with Greek yogurt instead of mayo and ready to go in 5 minutes! | gimmesomeoven.com

I actually made a batch this past Friday to kick off the 3-day weekend, and am making a second batch tomorrow to take to a Memorial Day party with some friends out in Lawrence.  Many of my friends and I are observing “Meatless Mondays” lately, so I’m bringing along some of my favorite Morningstar Farms veggie burgers to grill out along with the coleslaw.  As I’ve mentioned in a few previous posts, I’m partnering with Morningstar Farms this spring to create some new plant-based meatless recipes to share with you, as part of my own commitment to eat less meat for health and environmental reasons this year.

But with a veggie burger loaded with coleslaw like this, I’m pretty sure no one will miss the meat for a second.
Greek Yogurt Coleslaw -- the classic coleslaw we all love, lightened up with Greek yogurt instead of mayo and ready to go in 5 minutes! | gimmesomeoven.com

To make them, simply begin by mixing up a simple Greek yogurt creamy dressing to go on top of the salad.  (And then if you’re making burgers, cook one up at the same time either on the stovetop, in the oven, or on the grill.)
Greek Yogurt Coleslaw -- the classic coleslaw we all love, lightened up with Greek yogurt instead of mayo and ready to go in 5 minutes! | gimmesomeoven.com

Then pour the dressing over a bowl filled with shredded cabbage (green or red or a combo), shredded carrots, and some green onions.

I used up a package of some green cabbage that I had on hand, and then added in some extra carrots.  But you can also buy the premixed bag of cabbage+carrots at the store.Greek Yogurt Coleslaw -- the classic coleslaw we all love, lightened up with Greek yogurt instead of mayo and ready to go in 5 minutes! | gimmesomeoven.com

Give them a good toss, and season with some salt and pepper.

Greek Yogurt Coleslaw -- the classic coleslaw we all love, lightened up with Greek yogurt instead of mayo and ready to go in 5 minutes! | gimmesomeoven.com

Then serve it up!

Greek Yogurt Coleslaw -- the classic coleslaw we all love, lightened up with Greek yogurt instead of mayo and ready to go in 5 minutes! | gimmesomeoven.com

I grilled up some of Morningstar Farm’s Roasted Garlic and Quinoa veggie burgers for this batch, but this classic coleslaw would go well with any of their veggie burgers.

Quick, easy, delicious, and marvelously mayo-free.  :)

Greek Yogurt Coleslaw

This Greek Yogurt Coleslaw recipe is mayo-free, lighter, quick and easy to prepare, and perfectly creamy and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (10-ounce) bag shredded cabbage (about 4 cups)*
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup thinly-sliced green onions
  • 2/3 cups non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey, warmed
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • pinch of salt and freshly-cracked black pepper

Directions:

*Or you could sub in 1 (16-ounce) bag of coleslaw mix, with the cabbage and carrots already combined.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Morningstar Farms.  I am partnering with them to bring you some delicious new meatless recipes this spring, and all opinions are 100% my own as always.  Thanks for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible!Greek Yogurt Coleslaw -- the classic coleslaw we all love, lightened up with Greek yogurt instead of mayo and ready to go in 5 minutes! | gimmesomeoven.com

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  1. Kathryn — May 24, 2015 @ 4:41 pm (#)

    Hooray for coleslaw, my favorite summer food! I can’t wait to try this recipe out! My favorite way to jazz up coleslaw is to add finely chopped green apples. So delish.

    • Ali — May 25th, 2015 @ 8:10 am

      Oh I love the idea of adding some chopped green apple, that would be delicious!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 24, 2015 @ 6:12 pm (#)

    What a refreshing change from a mayo base! I like both, but definitely like to change things up sometimes. Love this!

    • Ali — May 25th, 2015 @ 8:08 am

      Thanks, Katrina!

  3. Kel — May 24, 2015 @ 8:29 pm (#)

    I agree with you re mayo. My father-in-law LOVES cole slaw — I will now make it with greek yogurt. It is such a wonderful product!

    • Ali — May 25th, 2015 @ 8:05 am

      Hope you enjoy it, Kel!

  4. Medeja — May 25, 2015 @ 3:56 am (#)

    Coleslaw is of my favorite salads! Healthier version without mayo is even better!

    • Ali — May 25th, 2015 @ 8:03 am

      Hope you like it! : )

  5. Mariana @The Candid Kitchen — May 25, 2015 @ 4:02 am (#)

    I am so happy I found this recipe! I love, love, love coleslaw but am always worried about the double cream + mayo combo, which is just so rich. This is perfect! x

    • Ali — May 25th, 2015 @ 8:02 am

      Thanks, Mariana! Hope you enjoy!

  6. Shaina — May 25, 2015 @ 10:27 am (#)

    I am SO with you on the I-hate-mayo train. Blech! I use Greek yogurt as a substitute in everything that calls for mayo, too! I 

    • Ali — May 25th, 2015 @ 4:45 pm

      Hope you like this, Shaina! : )

  7. Susan — May 25, 2015 @ 11:22 am (#)

    This slaw sounds wonderful.  Unlike my husband, who believes that mayo is a food group unto itself, which should be eaten in large quantities, I’m more like you.  I frequently sub Greek yogurt for mayo – and for other things.  The most recent thing I’ve discovered is that full fat Greek yogurt is a perfect sub for sour cream (you can do it with fat free Greek yogurt, but then you need to add a little sugar – about 1t per cup).

    I would probably leave the onions out of this because we wouldn’t eat it all at once and at least for my taste buds, onions don’t keep well in the fridge when cut.  Hope you’re having a great Memorial Day!

    • Ali — May 25th, 2015 @ 4:44 pm

      Thanks, Susan! And I am obsessed with Greek yogurt (I love subbing it for sour cream too)!

  8. sangeetha menon — May 25, 2015 @ 12:20 pm (#)

    Even I am not a great fan of mayo! The greek yogurt sounds so good .. Am all set to try this out!

    • Ali — May 25th, 2015 @ 4:42 pm

      Thanks, I hope you enjoy it! : )

  9. Natalia — May 25, 2015 @ 5:02 pm (#)

    This is wonderful! I give up on Mayo too!… btw those burgers looks delicius too! :)

    • Ali — May 25th, 2015 @ 5:07 pm

      Thanks, Natalia! : D

  10. Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish — May 25, 2015 @ 7:55 pm (#)

    An avid Greek yogurt lover over here! I use it on almost everything. Love that you use it on coleslaw instead of mayo. Appreciate Morningstar Farms, great brand. 

    • Ali — May 26th, 2015 @ 8:07 am

      Thanks, Suzy! I try to use it as much as I can, it’s good for so many things! : )

  11. The Kentucky Gent — May 26, 2015 @ 11:20 am (#)

    Sounds delicious! I used to not be a fan of cole-slaw, but my aunts ramen noodle cole-slaw won me over a few years ago. Now it sounds like I need to give this one a try. 

    Josh – The Kentucky Gent
    http://thekentuckygent.com

    • Ali — May 26th, 2015 @ 4:36 pm

      Thank you! And that ramen noodle cole slaw sounds a little similar to my Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad!

  12. Shawn@ I Wash You Dry — May 26, 2015 @ 12:59 pm (#)

    Greek yogurt really does make everything better. I was never a lover of coleslaw, except on sandwiches. These look lovely!

    • Ali — May 26th, 2015 @ 4:33 pm

      Thanks, Shawn!

  13. Heidi @foodiecrush — May 26, 2015 @ 11:07 pm (#)

    I had no idea you didn’t like pickles? Uh oh, they’re my fave! And I do like mayo but can totally be down with a good greek yogurt as an alternative–I use it in my tuna salad all the time. Great idea for jazzing up a veggie burger. 

    • Ali — May 27th, 2015 @ 12:46 pm

      Yeah, I wish I liked them! Hope you like the coleslaw! : )

  14. Savita @ ChefDeHome — May 27, 2015 @ 2:28 pm (#)

    Love the use of greek yogurt in this Coleslaw, Ali! Anything mayo-free is made for me :) I’m so trying it soon! thanks for sharing! 

    • Ali — May 27th, 2015 @ 3:16 pm

      Thanks, Savita, hope you like this recipe!

  15. Leslie — May 27, 2015 @ 7:49 pm (#)

    This looks delicious! I’m usually a vinegar based coleslaw girl, as I too DESPISE mayo. Yuck. Thank you for an easy and healthy alternative!!

    • Ali — May 27th, 2015 @ 10:37 pm

      Agreed!!!! Hallelujah for Greek yogurt as an alternative. ;)

  16. Meredith — May 30, 2015 @ 3:05 pm (#)

    I have this in the fridge, melding for dinner. It was delicious even before it got to sit so I can only assume it’s going to be even more delicious. The only thing I did to your recipe was add a tablespoon of dill to the dressing. Nice brightener, although yours was probably spot on without my addition!!

    • Ali — June 1st, 2015 @ 9:50 am

      Thanks, Meredith! I bet the dill was awesome in this, nice call!

  17. April — June 7, 2015 @ 9:06 am (#)

    Meredith – I second the dill! I thought the sauce was delicious, but when I mixed all the veggies in & did a taste test, I decided to add some dill & boy did it kick it up a notch! Ali thanks for sharing such a great recipe!!! Your blog is my FAVOURITE and I share it with everyone!

    • Ali — June 8th, 2015 @ 8:34 am

      You’re so welcome, April! And thank you for the sweet words about my blog, that makes my day! : D

  18. Kirsty — October 9, 2015 @ 6:08 pm (#)

    Thank you, I’m relieved to find somebody else that doesn’t like mayo  (though Japanese mayo isn’t too bad). I will definitely try this recipe. Potato salad is another that is usually made with mayo but my husband makes his with cream and sour cream, yum! Thanks again. Xo 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 9th, 2015 @ 10:32 pm

      You’re welcome Kristy, we hope you love it! :)

  19. Sabrina — April 5, 2016 @ 11:23 pm (#)

    This recipe sounds great and would love to do it for a BBQ we are hosting at our place. Could the dressing be made in advance and still be as amazing?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 6th, 2016 @ 8:17 am

      Thanks Sabrina — we hope you enjoy it! Yes, the dressing could definitely be made in advance. Just give it a good whisking before you use it. :)