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Festive Cranberry Coleslaw – It’s Low Carb, Sugar-Free and Totally Kid-Approved

It’s time again for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge – and this month’s ingredient is cranberries.

So, you might expect cranberries to appear in loads of Christmas treats and desserts, but I’ve used it in my delicious low carb coleslaw.

I make my festive cranberry coleslaw quite often, but it’s always gone so quickly, I never get a chance to take nice pictures ;)
Seriously, my boys LOVE this! They’re not big on salads, so I usually ‘deconstruct’ theirs for them, but they just can’t seem to get enough of this.

And I don’t think it’s just because of the dressing, they honestly love raw cabbage – not cooked, raw… Weird kids… ;)

Cranberry Coleslaw {Sugar-Free, LCHF, #Kidapproved}

[recipe title=”Festive Cranberry Coleslaw” servings=”8-10″ time=”20mins” difficulty=”easy”]

You will need:

1/2 white cabbage, shredded
1/4 red cabbage, shredded
1 carrot, thinly ribboned
50 g unsweetened cranberries, cut into small nibs
3 tbs mayo
3-4 tbs double cream Greek-style yoghurt
2 tbs Salmuera dressing
2 tbs pistachio nuts

Mix the cabbage, carrot & cranberries together.

Mix the mayo, yoghurt and Salmuera dressing together and work it into the cabbage.

Sprinkle with pistachios just before serving.

You can make this a day or 2 in advance, it gets even tastier the longer it stands {save the pistachios for serving}.

Cranberry Coleslaw {Sugar-Free, LCHF, #Kidapproved}

You’ll notice that the slaw isn’t extremely heavy on the mayo dressing, it just gives everything perfect coverage.

The dressing is a perfect blend of tangy and salty, creamy, yet light and then you get the festive sparkle of cranberries – yum!

I love this festive cranberry coleslaw for quick weeknight dinners, with some chicken or lamb, and it’s also great for a braai and equally at home on the Christmas table.

Let me know what you think and if your kids love it too!
And don’t forget to check out my fellow bloggers’ cranberry creations:

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  • Lisel
    October 22, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Hi there ,
    What is Salmeura dressing that is used in the coleslaw salad?

    • Heidi
      October 22, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      Hi Lisel, it’s a multipurpose dressing / brine / marinade that I use for many things.
      It’s fab! When you’re in the recioe, you can just click on the Salmuera and it’ll take you to the recipe for it.

  • Allison
    October 25, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I usually think of slaw as a summertime recipe, so I love how you added cranberries to bring it into fall/winter! I bet this would be awesome on a day-after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich.

    • Heidi
      October 26, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Thanks Allison – and yes it’ll go down a treat with some leftover turkey! X

  • Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum
    October 25, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Good idea to use the cranberries in coleslaw. And good to have a year round recipe. :) Sharing and pinning.

    • Heidi
      October 26, 2015 at 9:37 am

      Thanks Leia! Xx

  • calypte
    October 27, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    I love the idea of this with leftover turkey! Thanks :)

  • Kari
    October 27, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    That looks delicious! I love the use of cranberries. Very festive!

  • Mary (The Godmother @ Goodie Godmother)
    October 30, 2015 at 12:11 am

    As a fellow lover of raw cabbage, I don’t think it’s that odd. ;) This looks great, and I may have to give cranberries a try in our coleslaw next time!

    • Heidi
      November 12, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      Thanks Mary! Do try it – it really makes the dish. x

  • emma rudman
    January 13, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Jou resepte is almal die moeite werd. Baie dankie vir al jou moeite