Curried Coleslaw Recipe: A cheap, easy, low carb side dish with a twist. Spice up your next BBQ or potluck with this delicious coleslaw.
If you’ve gotten tired of bringing the same old side dish to BBQ’s and pot lucks, this recipe is for you! I first tried curried coleslaw at a summer BBQ potluck years ago. I was amazed at how delicious the addition of curry powder was. Unfortunately, the person who’d brought the coleslaw slipped out before I could get the recipe.
Last year, I was determined to recreate this unique side dish. And of course, I couldn’t pass up the chance to save money. While you can make this dish with prepackaged shredded coleslaw mix, a head of cabbage is so cheap this time a year. Even with bags of coleslaw mix on sale at our local grocery store, the price of a small head of cabbage won out.
To make this dish, remove the outer leaves from a small head of cabbage and cut out the stump. Then, shred the cabbage in a chopper or food processor, or grate by hand. Before I owned a food processor with a shredding attachment, I used the method pictured below. To use this method, chop the cabbage roughly by hand and pulse one handful at a time in a chopper/food processor bowl until finely chopped. Mix in the remaining ingredients, allow to settle in the fridge for an hour, and enjoy!
If you’re not watching your carb intake, you can make this recipe with sugar. You’ll need about 5 tsp, but adjust to taste. I chose to make this sugar free by using Truvia packets instead. Splenda would probably work as well, but I would use less and taste as I went to make sure it’s not too sweet!
- 1 small head of cabbage or 6 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 5 packets Truvia or 5 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp celery salt
- 2 tsp curry powder
- Cayenne pepper to taste Start with 1/8 tsp and work your way up. I like about 1/2 tsp.
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Roughly chop cabbage. (Skip this step if grating your cabbage.)
- Pulse in food processor or chopper one handful at a time or grate by hand.
- Once cabbage is chopped, combine with remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
- Refrigerate one hour.
What’s your favorite summer side dish?