This Creamy Cilantro Lime Coleslaw will be the perfect addition to all of your BBQs and family gatherings this summer! It’s also Whole30, paleo, and Keto-friendly.

After I included coleslaw in a BBQ plate pic on Instagram a few weeks ago, I received a TON of requests for a coleslaw recipe! I had no clue it was so in demand. But, the people asked…and I listened. And I decided to not only Whole30-ify classic coleslaw, but also put a little twist on it with some cilantro, lime, and jalapeño! And it was a great decision 🙂

Instead of adding sugar as most coleslaw recipes call for, I opted for coconut aminos. This Whole30 approved condiment is LIFE. It’s made from coconut sap, which means it’s gluten and soy free. Such a great replacement for soy sauce/tamari sauce! It’s become a huge part of so many of my recipes because it gives so much flavor and a tad bit of sweetness. You can grab some coconut aminos at most stores nowadays in the soy sauce section (it’s super cheap at Trader Joe’s!).

For mayo, I personally like Sir Kensington’s Avocado Oil Mayo the best. If you are looking for a Whole30 compliant brand, Primal Kitchen is the way to go! You can also make your own. Either way, this coleslaw comes together in just 5 minutes and it is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

To recreate the bowl pictured above, just throw some greens, a Bubba turkey burger, my Crispy Japanese Sweet Potato Fries, and some coleslaw in a bowl! The perfect easy weeknight meal.

If you’re looking for some other BBQ friendly recipes, be sure to check out my Mango Avocado Salsa (perfect on grilled chicken and seafood!), or Whole30 Deviled Egg Potato Salad!

Let’s get cookin’!

Creamy Cilantro Lime Coleslaw {Whole30}

A tangy and slightly spicy twist on the classic BBQ side dish. This coleslaw is Whole30, paleo, and Keto friendly. 
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  • 1 14 oz bag coleslaw mix
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ½ tsp sea salt


  • Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well. Best served after chilling in the fridge for at least one hour (and you can also make this the night before!) - Enjoy! 


Calories: 221kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 572mg, Potassium: 191mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 204IU, Vitamin C: 40mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 1mg