Avocado slaw is a healthy alternative to coleslaw that uses avocados instead of mayonnaise. This side dish is low-carb, paleo, vegan, and whole30 compliant.
I like to think that I’m not a picky eater. I’ll try almost anything once and I’ll pretty much eat anything. Except mayonnaise. Mayonnaise is the one condiment that I will not eat. I hardly ever send food back at a restaurant…except if I order a sandwich with no mayo and it comes out with mayo. Why? Personal preference. I just don’t like the taste. I used to but over the years I slowly phased mayo out my diet. The exception to this my Mother’s potato salad. I know she puts mayo in it but I still gobble it up anyway because it’s that good. I also love deviled eggs and coleslaw so when I started on my healthy cooking journey one of the first things I did was look for an alternative for mayonnaise. Enter avocado.
Avocados can be used in lots of recipes, not just guacamole. Will this taste the same as regular coleslaw? NO. Avocados do not taste the same as mayonnaise. This is an alternative to regular coleslaw. An avocado contains 250 calories, and 21 grams fat, and 3 grams saturated fat. One cup of mayonnaise contains 1440 calories, 160 grams fat, and 24 grams saturated fat. You read that correctly. Needless to say, using avocado is a heck of a lot healthier.
Broccoli Slaw vs Coleslaw
The difference between broccoli slaw & coleslaw is simple. Broccoli slaw uses shredded raw broccoli stalks while coleslaw is shredded cabbage. That’s it! My version of avocado slaw contains equal parts of broccoli slaw and coleslaw. Yes you can use all of one or the other. I always encourage you to use what you like or what’s easily available to you. I did not make my own broccoli slaw or coleslaw; I buy it already packaged because I can find both fairly cheap at my local grocery. Of course you can make your own by shredding broccoli stems and cabbage.
I dump all the avocado sauce ingredients in my blender and pulse a few times until smooth. Get your (clean) hands dirty! I find the best way to mix this up is to pour the avocado sauce in the bowl and them mix it up with your hands.
If you have children, this might be a step they can do. It’s messy but can be fun. Mix the avocado sauce into the broccoli and coleslaw until all the ingredients are wet.
Other side dish recipes you might enjoy:
- 12 ounces broccoli slaw
- 12 ounces coleslaw
- 2 ripe avocados, peeled & pits removed
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Add avocado flesh, coconut milk, vinegar, Dijon, garlic, salt, and pepper to a blender. Pulse until smooth.
- In a large bowl add broccoli slaw, coleslaw, and avocado mixture. Toss together until everything is well blended.
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