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grill girl, chipotle cilantro coleslaw, low fat

Charleston Style Coleslaw (BEST EVER COLESLAW RECIPE)

  • Author: Robyn
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This is my go-to coleslaw recipe that pairs perfectly with BBQ, seafood, just about anything. It uses lime juice or lemon juice and while it is a mayo base, it is not a very mayo-ish slaw. People ask for this recipe all the time, even people who claim to not like coleslaw! Yes, it is that good! Hence the name!


  • 6 cups shredded cabbage ( you can use bagged cabbage to make it easier)
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise ( I use Dukes mayonnaise light – 50 calories per tbsp  )
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 2 tbsp of sugar ( I use splenda and I think it taste great )
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cups chopped onions ( I use a white sweet onion or a vidalia when they are in season)


Combine all the ingredients. Cover and chill for two hours. Serves eight.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Category: Coleslaw, BBQ Sides, Seafood Sides
  • Cuisine: American, BBQ

Keywords: Best Ever Coleslaw Recipe, Charleston Style Coleslaw, Light Coleslaw Recipe

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