Classic coleslaw with black mustard seeds and Greek yogurt dressing

Classic coleslaw with black mustard seeds and greek yogurt dressing

This homemade coleslaw will blow you away!

Forget about store-bought slaw… the mushy kind loaded with mayonnaise (and calories!). Make your own instead, and you’ll never look back. (If you do prefer to make coleslaw with mayonnaise, try making your own.)

Here’s a coleslaw that’s made with the traditional ingredients: cabbage, carrots and scallions. But the addition of the black mustard seeds and the super-light Greek yogurt dressing make it the best you’ve ever had — and one you won’t feel bad about eating a whole bowl of. A perfect side for all your favorite comfort foods… like sandwiches and burgers!

Black mustard seeds

Classic coleslaw with black mustard seeds and greek yogurt dressing

serves 4
active time: 30 min

For the dressing

  1. 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  2. 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  3. 1 tablespoon honey
  4. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  5. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  6. freshly ground black pepper to taste
  7. 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

For the slaw

  1. 8 oz (225 g) green or Savoy cabbage
  2. 4 medium carrots 8 oz (225 g) – peeled
  3. 3 scallions
  4. 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds (or yellow mustard seeds)

  1. Step 1: Place the vinegar, mustard, honey, oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and whisk until well blended. Add the yogurt and whisk again until well incorporated. Set aside.
  2. Step 2:camera icon Using a mandoline, slice the cabbage in 1/8″ slices and place in a large bowl. Adjust your mandoline to the julienne blade, slice the carrots in julienne slices and add to the cabbage. (Alternatively, grate the carrots with a box grater or with a food processor, using the shredding attachment.) Trim the root ends of the scallions and cut the top 1″ off the leaves. Cut each scallion in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise on the diagonal in 1/8″ slices. Add the scallions to the cabbage, sprinkle with the mustard seeds and drizzle the vegetables with the dressing. Toss until well coated. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

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Classic coleslaw with black mustard seeds and Greek yogurt dressing

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  2. Is there anything to sub for the mustard seeds? Can’t find them. Would yellow mustard work? I”m guessing it’s totally different?

    • Viviane Bauquet Farre

      Hi Nikki, You can definitely use yellow mustard seeds for this recipe (in fact I’ll update my recipe with this suggestion). An alternative would be poppy seed (more for the color than for the flavor though). Enjoy!

  3. I just came from a blog featuring pulled pork and now, naturally, I’m craving it. And your coleslaw would pair perfectly! And I love that it’s made with Greek yogurt—perfect!

  4. This looks so colorful and delicious! Love 🙂

  5. Dear Viviane,
    I love the idea of adding black mustard seeds instead of caraway!
    I also add radishes, fresh dill, and Siracha or hot sauce for an extra kick.
    Thanks for posting a delicious version of one of my most favorite things to make!
    Hugs and love,

    • Viviane Bauquet Farre

      Hello Rosie! I’m so glad you like this recipe… I love to give this old stand-by a fresh, light and delicious kick. Warm hugs and love right back at you!

  6. Viviane,
    Thank you for sharing this recipe. Is there anything special that needs to be done to the mustard seeds ahead of time or just pop them in straight from the container. Thank you

    • Viviane Bauquet Farre

      You’re most welcome, Barbara! Nothing special needs to be done with those little mustard seeds. When you bite into them they release their pungent flavors. Enjoy!

  7. We’ve been receiving lots of cabbage from our CSA, and I love using it for slaw. Can’t wait to try this dressing!

  8. I prefer kohlslaw without mayonnaise..this looks so fresh and crunchy.

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