Using greek yogurt instead of mayo is the  best way to make a healthier version of coleslaw in our healthy coleslaw recipe. This recipe is budget-friendly, vegetarian, easy, high protein, diabetes-friendly and gluten-free. You can make this recipe in minutes and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving or packing it in a cooler to take to your picnic adventure. This coleslaw recipe pairs beautifully with our healthy baked beans and oven-fried chicken as you can see the recipe links and the video below to make all three of these tasty and nutritious versions of picnic classics.

Watch our dietitians prepare Greek Yogurt Coleslaw which compliments healthy baked beans and oven “fried” chicken for an excellent picnic meal.

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Greek Yogurt Coleslaw

Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: Budget-friendly, Easy, High protein, Make ahead, Meal prep, Party, Summer
Condition: Diabetes, Gluten Free, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian


  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt plain, 2% or whole milk yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 bag coleslaw mix

Optional Add-Ins

  • 1 green apple thinly sliced matchsticks
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, celery seed, and salt.
  • Add coleslaw mix and stir until combined. You can also add sliced green apple or the dried dill. They bring different flavor profiles so I don't typically do both.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes, and serve!


Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 977mg | Fiber: 11g

Watch our culinary dietitians Klara and Kaitlin make oven “fried” chicken, yogurt coleslaw and healthy baked beans during this live cooking video demonstration.

YouTube video
YouTube video

Please note:

Nutrition info is approximate and may contain errors.

An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.