Curry Coleslaw

When I think of home, I think of Curry Coleslaw. My grandmamma (Sue Sue) would always make the best coleslaw growing up and when I eat it, I get all the “warm feels” of family. Her version was loaded with non-compliant Whole30 ingredients, so I recreated a version to align with my Paleo and Whole30 lifestyle.

This is a staple side dish in my kitchen and when I make it, love feels my heart and all of those special memories of my grandma standing in her kitchen wearing her apron and big smile come crashing back. My goal is to always to keep the spirit of my Sue Sue’s love for cooking alive in my own kitchen. She continues and will always be my inspiration for creating food that is memorable and filled with love.


Curry Coleslaw

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Cups 1x


A little taste of “home.”



  • 4 cups coleslaw mix
  • cup ½ compliant mayo
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • splash of rice vinegar


  1. Add your coleslaw to a large bowl.
  2. Mix in one half cup of compliant mayo (Whole30). If not Whole30, use mayo of choice.
  3. Add your curry powder salt, pepper and rice vinegar and mix together until combined.

  • Category: Side Dish

Comments (11)

  • Looks lovely and I love your page and blog. Can I just confirm if that is curry powder or cumin you use? Thanks, Liz, London

  • Anything with curry- SIGN.ME.UP. Looks fantastic! Quick question- how much mayo? The recipe looks like it says 1/2 cup, but the directions say 1 cup….

    Thanks so much!

    • It is a 1/2 cup. Just changed it…so sorry !

  • My absolute fav! I can never make coleslaw without curry after making it this way a year or so ago!

    • This makes my heart so happy. Who would have thought that curry could make such a great difference? XO

  • Love! Perfect with the bbq sheet pan recipe!

    • Thank you.

  • This has become such an absolute staple in my house. Such an easy quick side to go with BBQ when trying to stay on track. It’s just one of those things I will NEVER get tired of.

    • Thank you so much!

  • The first time I made this my husband (and I too) was skeptical, but after a few bites, “I’ve never liked coleslaw, but this, this stuff is dynamite!!” Needless to say, we have been converted and will likely never eat it differently, unless you give us another variation! So good with your homemade mayo as the base, love it!!!

    • Thanks so much for your kind words Ashley. My grandmother Sue Sue was a curry lover. She taught me to love it as much as she did. So glad you have a hubby/wife recipe that you love;-)


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