Here’s a lighter, non-mayo based recipe for Greek Style Cole Slaw.
Greek Style Cole Slaw
This Greek Style Cole Slaw has always been one of my all-time favorite cole slaw recipes. I really love the tangy flavor, and the addition of feta cheese and pepperoncini. It’s delicious!
When you think of cole slaw, this is probably not the type of cole slaw you’re thinking of. This is a non-mayo based cole slaw. It utilizes a light vinaigrette instead.
How do you make Greek Style Cole Slaw?
You’ll start off by buying one of those bags of cole slaw mix that you can find near the other bagged lettuce in your market’s produce section. A cole slaw mix usually consists of shredded green cabbage, a few shreds of purple cabbage and shredded carrot.
The cole slaw mix is tossed with a simple red wine vinaigrette. Feta cheese crumbles, red onion and pepperoncini are mixed in too. This Greek Style Cole Slaw has some great Greek style flavors!
This is a nice, light cole slaw recipe. I like to give it a little time to marinate in the refrigerator before serving. The flavor will be a little stronger since the cabbage will have a chance to absorb some of vinaigrette.
If you happen to be following the Weight Watchers program, a serving of this Greek Style Cole Slaw will cost you 2 points. It’s so much better for you than a cole slaw that is soaked with a mayonnaise dressing.
What to serve with Greek Style Cole Slaw:
Serve this cole slaw with sandwiches, grilled chicken, fried chicken or hamburgers. Here are some recipe ideas.
If you are looking for delicious things to serve with this cole slaw recipe, you might like to try my Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches or these Turkey Garden Burgers. Best Ever Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches and French Onion Beef Sliders are also perfect recipes to serve with cole slaw!
Greek Style Cole Slaw
- One 14-ounce package cole slaw mix
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon dried mustard
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese (more or less, as desired)
- red onion slices and pepperoncini, for garnish (optional)
- Place cabbage and carrots in a large bowl, and toss.
- Place the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, oregano and dry mustard in a jar; cover tightly and shake to blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the cabbage mixture and toss well. Mix in the feta cheese.
- Top the slaw with a few red onion slices and/or sliced pepperoncini.
This turned out great for me and thank you! I used fresh cabbage and food chopper with a small grate that gave me small but larger than confetti size cabbage. Added a couple cloves of minced garlic and probably more than 1/8 tsp mustard powder because I eye-balled it. I also added sliced peperoncini into the salad. I had about 1lb, 2 oz from 1/2 head of cabbage and the dressing was still plenty for all of it. Served with “The Best Damn Air Fryer Greek Chicken Thighs” (on the internet) and Jasmine rice. Husband loved and I will make again. Light, refreshing, and healthy too!
Sounds like a great recipe, I can’t wait to try it. Could you give a bit more detail about the 14 oz package of coleslaw mix? Maybe the brand, ingredients, purpose etc…
If you live in the US, bags of coleslaw are sold in the produce section. Coleslaw mix is usually a blend of finely shredded green and purple cabbage with shredded carrots mixed in too.
Is the dried mustard in this recipe mustard seed or mustard powder?
Found this recipe on Pinterest. If you like Greek food you will find this recipe delightful. Unlike other reviews if found there was suffient dressing. It is very light and is a great side dish with hamburgers.
I too added olives to the recipe, as well as thinly shredded kale. Super yummy with grilled Greek style chicken or any grilled meat. Thanks for the great recipe!
Such a fun twist. I love the feta and pepperoncini!
It was really amazing when I try it! Can’t wait to make it again!
So glad I tried this recipe! It’s pure deliciousness!
Love the Greek flavors here! This is so great!
Vinegar based coleslaw is so refreshing, we loved this!
This was such a great update to our favorite coleslaw. Thanks!
I love all sorts of cole slaw, but had never tried a Greek twist! This was so yummy!!
how and where do we access the videos All of your entries say to watch the short video and then look at the recipe, however there is no noticeable link. No response was given to Paula’s question, so i thought i would try again. Hope to hear from you soon Recipe Girl. Thanks for your nice pics and posts
Hi Vicky, Sorry for the delayed response! Please see my answer to Paula below…
I can’t seem to access some of your recipe videos. Is there something wrong with it or is it just me?
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I used a 16oz package of coleslaw, the dressing needs to be doubled to cover this amount. I used mixed olives with feta that I picked up at the olive bar. I crumbled the feta, chopped the olives and fortunately the mix had enough oil to cover for the lack of dressing amount. Turned out to be very good. Took it to work with a grilled chicken breast for lunch.
Is this better if you make it ahead and let it sit overnight? I need a good side that I can make a day ahead without losing flavor or quality.
Can you prepare it and then toss it with the dressing the day of serving?