A bowl of No Mayo Honey Mustard Coleslaw sits on a white background.

No Mayo Honey Mustard Coleslaw

Tired of coleslaw slathered in a thick mayonnaise sauce? Change up your coleslaw game by making this sweet and spicy Honey Mustard Coleslaw. Instead of a heavy dressing, the coleslaw is dressed lightly and perfect as a barbecue side dish or on top of a barbecue sandwich.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword barbecue, cabbage, side dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 124 kcal
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate


  • 1 head green cabbage (around 5-6" in diameter), shredded
  • 2 carrots , shredded
  • 1 jalapeƱo pepper , seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce , homemade or store-bought
  • 2 tablespoons spicy Creole mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed


  1. In the food processor, shred cabbage and carrots. (If you don't have one, you can shred them with a cheese grater or chop them with a knife.)

  2. Dice the jalapeno pepper finely.

  3. Place all vegetables into a colander in the sink.
  4. Sprinkle the vegetables with the salt and let sit for at least 15 minutes to an hour.

  5. While the vegetables are sitting, mix up the dressing.
  6. In a medium-sized bowl, measure out the honey, Greek yogurt, vinegar, mustards and barbecue sauce.

  7. Season with celery seed, and whisk until combined.

  8. Whisk the dressing together until mixed, then set aside until ready to prepare the coleslaw.
  9. Rinse the vegetables to rid them of the salt, and pour into a clean bowl after spinning/drying thoroughly.
  10. Pour the dressing on top of the vegetables.
  11. Mix the veggies with the dressing and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This coleslaw can sit in the refrigerator for a few hours. We don't recommend making it the day beforehand, though, as it will become soggy.

Nutrition Facts
No Mayo Honey Mustard Coleslaw
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 124
% Daily Value*
Sodium 673mg 28%
Potassium 257mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 24g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 43.2%
Vitamin C 43.4%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.