Seriously Good BLT Keto Coleslaw

Crisp bacon, hand-cut cabbage, tomatoes, and soft hard boiled eggs, in a creamy homemade dressing, this is seriously the best keto coleslaw! Everything you love about a BLT in a simple and delicious low carb side dish anyone can make.

bowlful of BLT keto coleslaw

BLT keto coleslaw is fully loaded and has just 4.7g net carbs!

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Why You Will Love This Slaw Recipe

  • Bacon..
  • A creamy homemade coleslaw dressing that is super simple
  • This summer salad will impress any crowd, BBQ, or picnic
  • BLT Keto coleslaw requires very little cooking skill
bowlful of BLT keto coleslaw ingredients

What You Need to Know

Give me a “B” – Bacon!

You can cook the bacon however you like, but my preferred method is laid out on a foil lined baking sheet in the oven. 

Bake at 400°F for about 20 minutes, drain off the fat (save that liquid gold for cooking later)

What you get is perfectly crispy melt in your mouth pieces of bacon. 

Or cook it your other less good way if you want. 

Give me an “L” Cabbage?

No lettuce in this summer salad, since its a coleslaw we use shredded or hand-cut cabbage. 
There are multiple ways to shred cabbage for coleslaw.
 
Food processor: The grating disc on a food processor with shred cabbage very quickly. It will also shred the cabbage very small and fine. If this is what you are after, and you have a food processor with a grating disc, then this is the best method for you. 
 
Hand-cut: This is my favourite method. Using a large and very sharp knife to make thin cuts, almost like shavings, for coleslaw. 
 
Hand-cut cabbage gives the slaw rustic crunch that I thoroughly enjoy. 
 
Cut the cabbage into manageable chunks, or remove layers and stack them on top of each other. Then use a sharp knife to make thin, matchstick like cuts. It doesn’t have to be perfect. 
White Cabbaged Sliced finely with a knife on a cutting board
Slice cabbage with a knife for thicker, crunchier pieces
White Cabbage shredded with a cheese grater for BLT keto coleslaw
Shred cabbage with a cheese grater for finer pieces

Gimme a “T” – Tomato!

Tomatoes are something a lot of people are scared of on low carb and keto diets, but you shouldn’t be. Yes they do have carbs. But unless that is causing you to lose control of your hunger and overeat on something else. It’s unlikely to cause you to gain weight and derail your diet.

No one ever got fat eating tomatoes. 

10 – 15 grape tomatoes, quartered goes a long way in a coleslaw. 

Use a very sharp knife to slice the tomatoes into quarters, a dull knife will just squish and mash them. 

I’d Like to Buy a Vowel – an ‘E’

You can have an egg in a BLT right? Is that a BLTE? A BELT?

Hard boiled egg add a soft texture, and a rich flavour that contrasts the crunch of the cabbage and the salty, crispy, bacon perfectly.

Right after you put the bacon in the oven, you will want to get some water boiling for the eggs.

Everyone has secrets they use to make the perfect boiled eggs every time, I make them the exact same way my Mom taught me to. 

How to make perfect, easy to peel, hard boiled eggs every time

BLT Keto coleslaw ingredients in a bowl

How to cook perfect, easy to peel, hard boiled eggs every time step-by-step

  • Bring plain tap water to a boil on the stove
    • Don’t fill the pot to the top with water, otherwise the water level will rise and overflow when you add the eggs.
    • Sometimes when I am in a hurry I fill the pot with hot water from the tap so it boils quicker. 
  • Once the water is boiling carefully place the eggs in the water
    • Don’t just drop them or they may break. Slowly lowering them into boiling water with a spoon works well. 
  • Boil the eggs for 12 minutes.
  • Immediately remove from heat, drain boiling water and replace with ice cold water
    • I usually place the whole pot in the sink and run cold water over the eggs, if I can’t get the water cold enough I add ice. 
    • This step keeps the yolks bright and yellow and makes them super easy to peel. Most of the time the shells come off in a few large pieces. 

This has worked every time for me for 20 years. Thanks mom!

Don't come in I'm dressing! - Making the dressing

Keto BLT coleslaw ingredients, dressed in a bowl

Put all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well. Mix the dressing in a separate bowl or mix the dressing in the salad bowl before adding the other coleslaw ingredients. 

After the dressing is well combined, then lightly toss the slaw mixture in the dressing. 

A bowlful of Keto BLT coleslaw with tongs

Easy BLT Keto Coleslaw Recipe

BLT keto coleslaw recipe image, in a bowl
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 232 kcal
Net Carbs 4.7 g
A recipe for a low carb BLT inspired coleslaw. Makes a great keto friendly side dish, or addition to a potluck or party, this recipe is easily scaled, and can be made ahead to save time.

Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • large knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • salad bowl
  • egg slicer (optional)
  • pot
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients
  

The slaw

  • 7 cups cabbage shredded
  • 6 strips bacon cooked, and crumbled/sliced
  • 15 grape tomatoes sliced, quartered (any tomato works)
  • 4 large hard boiled eggs sliced

The Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder optional but recommended
  • 4 tablespoon parsley finely chopped
  • salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • Lay the bacon out on a foil lined baking sheet and place in oven at 400°F [205°C] for 15-20 minutes until crispy and golden brown
  • While the bacon is in the oven, fill a medium sized pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling carefully place eggs in water for 12 minutes, then immediately place eggs in ice cold water until cool
  • To prepare dressing, add mayo, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper, to a mixing bowl and combine well
  • Shred cabbage with a knife or food processor as outlined in the post above. Crumble bacon, slice eggs with a knife or an egg slicer, and tomatoes and add to the bowl with the cabbage and toss to combine.
  • Add desired amount of dressing and toss lightly. Any extra dressing can be stored in the fridge for later use as a dip or dressing.
  • Serve as a side to your favourite low carb dinner recipe, as a crunchy snack, or at potlucks and picnics

Notes

  • Store bought coleslaw dressing can be used in place of homemade dressing
  • See post above for make ahead tips, you can make this days in advance
    • This recipe can also be made in less than 15 minutes if bacon and eggs are cooked ahead of time

Leftovers and Storage

  • Store covered in fridge for use within a week. 

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 7.5gProtein: 7.7gFat: 19.4gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 330mgPotassium: 281mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 3.8gVitamin A: 577IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 57.2mgSugar Alcohols: 0.03gNet Carbs: 4.7g
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Make Ahead Tips

This is a great make ahead recipe, for potlucks, BBQs, and picnics. 

If you would like to serve this fresh for a party, or picnic, pre boil the eggs, and cook the bacon ahead of time.

You could even prep all the produce and dressing, and combine everything quickly before you head out. 

Enjoy!

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