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Easy Keto Russian Slaw

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This recipe is inspired by the traditional Coleslaw but I have changed it to fit a healthy low-carb diet. There is no added sugar and I added a small twist by using Russian dressing instead of the regular mustard-based dressing. All this, especially the sriracha, horseradish and pickled cucumber give it a wonderful flavour boost!

You can serve this simple slaw as a side to meat dishes or with a keto burger.

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Serving size about 1 cup, 135 g/ 4.8

Allergy information for Easy Keto Russian Slaw

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free


  • Recipe can be made dairy-free or coconut-free.

Nutritional values (per serving, about 1 cup, 135 g/ 4.8)

Net carbs5.7 grams
Protein1.7 grams
Fat11.1 grams
Calories132 kcal
Calories from carbs 18%, protein 5%, fat 77%
Total carbs8.4 gramsFiber2.7 gramsSugars4.1 gramsSaturated fat1.9 gramsSodium269 mg(12% RDA)Magnesium17 mg(4% RDA)Potassium296 mg(15% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

  • 1/4 medium head green or white cabbage (250 g/ 8.8 oz)
  • 1/4 small head red cabbage (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
  • 1/2 celeriac (80 g/ 2.8 oz)
  • 1/2 fennel bulb (120 g/ 4.1 oz)
Russian dressing:
  • 1/3 cup paleo mayonnaise (75 g/ 2.6 oz) - you can make your own
  • 2 tbsp soured cream or coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha chili sauce (15 ml) - you can make your own
  • 1 medium pickled cucumber, grated (65 g/ 2.3 oz)
  • 1 tsp freshly grated horseradish
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (30 ml)
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Wash, halve and thinly slice the cabbage and fennel or use a food processor with a grating blade. I recently bought this food processor from Kenwood and love it! Easy Keto Russian Slaw
  2. Peel and grate the celeriac and place in a mixing bowl together with the shredded cabbage and fennel. Easy Keto Russian Slaw
  3. Make the Russian dressing. Finely grate the pickled cucumber and horseradish. Place the mayo, soured cream (or coconut milk), Sriracha sauce, lemon juice, finely chopped chives and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Easy Keto Russian Slaw
  4. Add to the bowl with the shredded cabbage and combine well.
    Easy Keto Russian Slaw
  5. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Tastes best next day when the flavours have time to combine. Easy Keto Russian Slaw

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 1 cup, 135 g/ 4.8)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cabbage, green, fresh
1.3 g0.4 g0 g8 kcal
Cabbage, red, fresh
1.3 g0.4 g0 g8 kcal
Fennel bulb, fresh
0.8 g0.2 g0 g6 kcal
0.1 g0.1 g10.1 g91 kcal
Cream, sour
0.2 g0.1 g0.8 g8 kcal
Cucumbers, pickled
0.2 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Lemon (juice), fresh
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Celery roots, fresh (celeriac)
0.9 g0.3 g0 g5 kcal
Parsley, fresh (spices)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Chives, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Horseradish, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Sriracha chili sauce, hot sauce
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Total per serving, about 1 cup, 135 g/ 4.8
5.7 g1.7 g11.1 g132 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (10)

Hi Martina, Thanks for the recipe. I'm a big fan of cabbage and wanted to make something with it for a long time. So I'm more than happy that I found your recipe 😊
The dressing sounds delicious as well and it's a good opportunity to give the homemade mayonnaise another try (the first time it didn't really work out 😉 )

Thank you Susanne! Hope that this time the mayo goes well. In case it helps, I always use an electric mixer and drizzle the oil in very slowly until thick.  I also add the lemon juice or vinegar after the mayo is done so that it doesn't affect the thickening.

That is one delicious slaw Martina! We never tried combining horseradish and sriracha before, sounds super spicy and super yummy😊 Thank you very much for the wonderful post, excellent work! Panos and Mirella

Thank you! Hope you like it 😊

I liked the balance and spiciness of this dressing. Only thing is, it seemed a bit runny to me.
I used coconut milk (not cream) and only 1 TBSP of lemon juice, but still too much liquid. Will try sour or coconut cream next time.

Hi Bill, which mayo did you use? I make my own quite thick so the dressing was fine. Hope it's better with soured cream 😊

My own homemade- very thick as well. Oil totals about 1 Cup and I use 1 egg yolk and 1 whole egg. If I do use coconut milk in the future, I'll just use the cream portion instead. Sour cream is definitely next. My daughter really enjoyed it as well! Didn't last for more than 3 days- dipped it in veggies and used it as salad dressing. Reubens are next!

That's great, I'm glad it was a success 😊 Yes, try just the creamed part of coconut milk and it should be fine.

Oh I loooovee russian dressing! Will have to give it a try 😊

Hope you like it! 😊