Creamy Low-FODMAP Coleslaw; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

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Easy, creamy and delicious recipe for low-FODMAP Coleslaw. The best low-FODMAP side dish for any outdoor meal. Gluten-free and dairy-free.

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Rachel Pauls, MD

Creamy Low-FODMAP Coleslaw; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients.

Serves 6

Prep time: 20 min plus 4 hours or overnight for marinating


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise ( I like Hellman’s brands, no high fructose corn syrup in this)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (check to ensure no high-FODMAP onion or garlic in your mustard)
  • 1 & ½ cups finely shredded green (common) cabbage
    • 3/4 cup is one low-FODMAP serving
  • 1 & ½ cups finely shredded red cabbage (purple color)
    •  3/4 cup is one low-FODMAP serving
  • 1 large carrot, shredded coarsely
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Make cole slaw

  • In a large bowl whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and mustard
  • Add remaining cole slaw ingredients and salt and pepper to taste and toss to combine well
  • Cole slaw is best when made 4 hours ahead (or overnight) and chilled, covered

I love this coleslaw with my low-FODMAP Blackened Mahi Mahi Sandwich!

Comments Rating 5 (4 reviews)

14 Responses

  1. Thank you for all the fodmap recipes. I have dealt with IBS C for over 50 years, and just discovered fodmap. It has made such a difference in my life. Still got a lot to learn. So thankful it’s there to learn.

    1. Dorothy,
      You are SO SWEET to share these comments. This feedback inspires us. We are so happy the low-FODMAP diet is making you feel better. You made our day!

  2. This is a simple delicious and quick recipe for coleslaw. It satisfies my Coleslaw craving. I will definitely be making this often. Thanks a million!

    1. Lisa,
      Thank you for your wonderful review and comment. Hope to hear from you again! Have a great day 🙂

  3. I am so happy to have found this recipe. I had thought that I could never eat cabbages again.
    Can´t wait to try it. Thank you so much for all your recipes.

  4. Didn’t think I could have coleslaw anymore after being diagnosed with ibs, can’t wait to try this out! Will make BBQ’s in Summer way better 🙂

    1. Hi Lauren,
      We know you will love this recipe! It is absolutely the best ever. Have a great day!!

    1. Hi AM,
      This could work depending on what the prepackaged mix contains. If it’s just chopped red or common cabbage then you should be fine. Make sure there are not other high-FODMAP additives before you try it. Good luck!

  5. Just starting FODMAP..

    I have just been advised to start a FODMAP diet as I’ve had a poorly tummy for months and I think my doctor is exasperated!
    Thank you for your wonderful recipes to help me on my journey Rachel. I was quite daunted by the thought of this but now I see it as less so thanks to you 🙂

    1. Hi Cherrie,
      Great to hear from you! We highly suggest our two books to help you with the beginning and later phases of the FODMAP diet. Our first book, The IBS Solution Plan and Cookbook contains over 100 recipes that prep easily with few ingredients, as well as a four week meal plan and many tips. The second book is launching in 2 days and is focused on FODMAP Reintroduction, as well as containing dozens of new recipes for every part of the journey. Good luck!

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