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Low FODMAP Mediterranean Coleslaw

  • Author: Em Schwartz, MS, RDN
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Low Lactose


This vibrant, veggie-packed low FODMAP coleslaw packs Mediterranean-inspired flavors from kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, and oregano. It’s also mayo-less, making it mostly plant-based (or totally if you leave off the feta) and a perfect side dish for summer!


  • 4 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded (about ½ cup)
  • ½ cup chopped roasted red bell peppers (about ½ medium pepper, if roasting your own) – I used jarred roasted red bell peppers (see note)
  • ⅓ cup pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons garlic-infused olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of sugar, optional
  • Salt and pepper
  • ⅓ cup (50 grams) crumbled feta cheese, optional


  1. Place cabbage, carrots, roasted red bell peppers, and olives in a large bowl. Toss to mix.
  2. Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and oregano in a small bowl. Adjust flavor with optional sugar, salt, and pepper. A little bit of sugar can help cut the lemon and vinegar if you find it too sour.
  3. Pour dressing over veggies and toss until evenly coated.
  4. Serve topped with optional feta cheese.

Storage: Although best enjoyed after preparing, this coleslaw can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


Low FODMAP Serving: One serving uses low FODMAP amounts of ingredients. 

Time-Saving Tip: I like to shred the cabbage and carrots using my food processor. Bagged shredded cabbage and carrot matchsticks could also be used to save time.

Red bell peppers are a FODMAP-free food. Although a convenient pantry item, jarred roasted red bell peppers have not specifically been tested for FODMAPs. If you have concerns, please omit until you can test-to-tolerance or consider roasting your own. Instructions for roasting fresh red bell peppers can be found in my Low FODMAP Roasted Red Pepper Pasta recipe.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean-Inspired, Low FODMAP

Keywords: low FODMAP side, mayo-free coleslaw, salad, summer, cabbage, no-mayo coleslaw