Elevate your keto diet with avocado keto coleslaw – a low-carb, creamy, and delicious salad that is the perfect side for your ketogenic diet!

Avocado Keto Coleslaw in wooden bowl


Avocado keto coleslaw is not just an ordinary salad; it’s going to be a game-changer for your keto lifestyle. With its unique blend of flavors, nutritional benefits, and versatility, keto coleslaw is the perfect side dish for summer parties and backyard BBQs.

By incorporating avocado, a creamy and nutrient-dense fruit, into the traditional coleslaw, you add in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it a valuable addition to your keto diet.

Turn that into a delicious no-mayo coleslaw dressing and you have an easy keto coleslaw recipe that beats potato salad any day!

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chopped avocado and sour cream in a glass bowl to make Avocado Keto Coleslaw

What is in Avocado Coleslaw?

This simple slaw uses no mayonnaise to make the creamy keto coleslaw dressing!

Coleslaw mix – This is a blend of thinly sliced green cabbage and red cabbage. You can purchase it at the grocery store or make your own with a head of cabbage. You could also substitute with broccoli slaw

Avocado – Avocado plays a vital role in avocado keto coleslaw, both in terms of flavor and nutrition. Its creamy texture adds richness to the coleslaw, giving it a delightful mouthfeel. Moreover, the healthy fats in avocado contribute to the satiety factor, ensuring that the salad keeps you feeling satisfied for longer.

Sour Cream – tangy and creamy this adds a delightful zing to your coleslaw dressing.

Lime Juice – this perfectly complements the avocado and adds a bright , zesty flavor to the dressing.

Salt – We use salt to enhance the flavor of the coleslaw. Start with the amount listed in the recipe and then add more to taste.

How to Make Keto Coleslaw

This keto coleslaw recipe can be made in 3 easy steps:

Step 1- Make the avocado dressing. Place peeled and pitted avocado, sour cream, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl and mash together until creamy.

Avocado Keto Coleslaw with avocado and sour cream dressing

Step 2 – Combine ingredients. Add coleslaw to a large bowl and mix in the avocado dressing. Toss until well mixed.

Avocado Keto Coleslaw in glass bowl

Step 3 – Serve. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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How to Keep Avocado From Turning Brown?

I often make this keto coleslaw at the beginning of the week so I can have it as a quick snack or a simple side dish throughout the week. To keep the avocado from turning brown all you have to do is press some plastic wrap down against the top of the coleslaw before putt a lid on the container. This keeps the air from reaching the avocado and making it turn.

If you’re serving it at a party you can place a little plastic wrap over it once everyone has had their first serving. That way if it is sitting out for a couple of hours it will stay fresh.

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Health Benefits of Avocado Coleslaw

Avocado keto coleslaw not only satisfies your taste buds but also offers an array of health benefits. Let’s explore the nutritional advantages that make this salad a nutritious choice for your well-being.

1. Rich in Healthy Fats: Avocado, the star ingredient of avocado keto coleslaw, is renowned for its high content of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. These fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels, lower the risk of heart disease, and promote overall cardiovascular health.

2. Supports Weight Loss: The combination of healthy fats, fiber, and low carbohydrate content in avocado keto coleslaw makes it a great choice for weight management. The healthy fats provide a feeling of satiety, reducing the chances of overeating, while the fiber helps promote fullness and aids in proper digestion.

3. Nutrient-Packed: Avocado is a nutrient powerhouse, containing an abundance of essential vitamins and minerals. It is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, and folate. These nutrients play important roles in supporting immune function, promoting healthy skin, aiding in blood clotting, and contributing to overall health and vitality.

5. Fiber-Rich: The inclusion of fiber-rich vegetables like cabbage and other low-carb vegetables in avocado keto coleslaw promotes digestive health and helps regulate blood sugar levels. Fiber aids in maintaining regular bowel movements, supports a healthy gut microbiome, and contributes to a feeling of fullness, preventing unnecessary snacking.

Avocado Keto Coleslaw in a bowl

Why Avocado Keto Coleslaw is Perfect for the Keto Diet

The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat eating plan that aims to put the body into a state of ketosis, where it utilizes fat as its primary source of fuel. Avocado keto coleslaw aligns perfectly with the principles of the keto diet, making it an ideal choice for individuals looking to maintain ketosis while enjoying a satisfying and flavorful meal.

Avocado, the star ingredient of this salad, is rich in healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated fats, which are known to support ketosis. These fats not only provide a steady source of energy but also contribute to satiety, helping to curb cravings and promote weight loss.

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How to Store It

Proper storage of avocado keto coleslaw is essential to maintain its freshness and flavor. Here are some tips to help you store your salad effectively:

  1. Refrigerate promptly: After preparing the coleslaw, refrigerate it promptly to prevent bacterial growth. Place it in an airtight container or cover it tightly with plastic wrap. To slow the avocado growing press the plastic wrap to the surface of the coleslaw to keep it from being exposed to air.
  2. Store in the refrigerator: Avocado keto coleslaw can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. However, keep in mind that the avocado may oxidize and turn brown over time. To minimize browning, squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice over the avocado before mixing it into the coleslaw.
  3. Avoid freezing: Due to the high water content of vegetables, freezing avocado keto coleslaw is not recommended. Freezing can cause the vegetables to become mushy and lose their crisp texture.

By following these storage guidelines, you can enjoy this delicious keto coleslaw at its best even after it has been refrigerated. Remember to handle and store the salad safely to maintain its quality and ensure a delicious experience every time.

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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Avocado Keto Coleslaw

Fresh and creamy with the bight flavor of lime. This easy keto coleslaw is the perfect ow carb side dish for your summer BBQ.
Avocado Keto Coleslaw in wooden bowl
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4 from 15 votes


  • 16 ounces Coleslaw mix, or shredded cabbage
  • 2 Avocado
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 3-4 tablespoon Lime Juice, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt


  • Mash avocado with sour cream, lime juice and salt.
  • Stir mixture into coleslaw.
  • Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve.


Calories: 123kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 170mg, Potassium: 366mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 220IU, Vitamin C: 27.6mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 0.6mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado coleslaw, keto coleslaw

Updated: This recipe was originally published on 8/25/2015. It was updated on 5/3/2019 with new photos.