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Bowl of poppy seed coleslaw garnished with green onions.

Sweet Poppy Seed Coleslaw Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes (not including chilling time)
  • Chill Time: 2 Hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


Looking for a coleslaw made from scratch without mayo in the dressing?  You can even make the poppy seed dressing with a sugar substitute for a keto or low carb side that takes just 10 minutes to prepare!


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Poppy Seed Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 Tbs. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tbs. Poppy Seeds


  • 4 cups Coleslaw Blend (roughly a 16 oz bag)
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas (no need to thaw)
  • 1 cup Cucumber, peeled & diced
  • 1/2 cup Green Pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Minced Red Onions


  1. In a small measuring cup whisk together the sugar, spicy brown mustard, salt, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and poppy seeds.
  2. Set aside for a moment.
  3. In a large mixing bowl toss the coleslaw blend, peas, cucumber, green pepper and red onions together.
  4. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw veggies and stir to coat.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  6. Re-stir to redistribute the dressing and ingredients just before serving.


  • You can use a sugar substitute like Stevia for the sugar to make this recipe keto or low carb.

Keywords: coleslaw poppy seed, coleslaw with no mayo, healthy coleslaw