Easy Healthy Winter Coleslaw

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: North American, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 552kcal
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
Did you know a coleslaw could be turned into a healthy and hearty meal?  With my Easy Healthy Winter Coleslaw recipe, you'll see just what I'm talking about!
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For the Salad:

  • 397 grams prepackaged coleslaw mix, (1 bag)
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 cup parsley, finely chopped

For the Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Begin by pouring the slivered almonds into a dry skillet.  Turn heat to medium and toast the almonds for a few minutes.  Move the almonds around so they don't burn.  As soon as the almonds begin to change colour, remove the almonds from the skillet to a wide, shallow bowl to stop them from continuing to toast.  Allow the almonds to cool completely.
  • In the meantime, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients.  Set aside.
  • Add the coleslaw mix, cranberries, parsley, and cooled almonds to a large salad bowl.  Toss to combine.
  • Pour half of the dressing over top and toss.  Plate the salad and serve the remaining dressing on the side for everyone to add a little extra if they want it.


Serving size is meal size.  You could get 8 servings if preparing this recipe as a side dish.


Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 368mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1360IU | Vitamin C: 56.3mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 2.6mg