Avocado Cabbage Carrot Coleslaw

avocado coleslaw

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.

Excellent side dish with a creamy avocado-cilantro dressing.  Not low in calories but lots of nutrients, antioxidants & dietary fiber.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: 224 calories, 4 grams protein, 15 grams of fat,  24 grams of CHO,  10 grams dietary fiber,  59 mg sodium.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes    

Serves:  4


  • 2 ripe fresh avocados, halved, seeded, diced and divided
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 4 cups sliced green cabbage
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt & pepper to taste



Place one avocado, vinegar, water, sugar and cumin in a blender. Blend on puree until smooth.  In a large bowl, combine cabbage, carrots, onion, cilantro and avocado.  Pour avocado dressing over cabbage mixture & mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.


Shopping List

  • 2 ripe fresh avocados
  • white vinegar
  • sugar
  • ground cumin
  • green cabbage*
  • carrots
  • red onion
  • fresh cilantro


*Can buy sliced cabbage to save time.


Recipe Adopted from www.loveonetoday.com

Image from: https://www.pinterest.com/source/paradisegroveavocados.com/

Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N., is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition.  The former publisher of Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine, Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine and radio show host of Health News You Can Use, Barbara has over 30 years of experience in promoting healthy lifestyles to consumers.  Barbara worked as Nutrition Consultant to the Navy SEALs (8 years) and the University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). Barbara has private practice, DayByDay Nutrition, www.DayByDayNutrition.com, where she counsels clients on weight loss, cholesterol management, performance nutrition and an array of other medical issues.  Visit Barbara’s new website which is an on-line health & wellness magazine, www.KentuckianaHEALTHWellness.com. Barbara writes nutrition and health columns for www.LiveStrong.com as well as a weekly nutrition column for the Southeast Outlook. She also designs and presents employee wellness programs to small and large businesses. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker and a mother and grandmother to 13 grandchildren.     


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