Strawberry Lemon Coleslaw

This Strawberry Lemon Coleslaw has the perfect balance of flavors and is the perfect summer side dish. It is sweet , savor and tangy all at once . I have been making this salad for years and this is what it has evolved into.

Strawberry Lemon Coleslaw in a white serving bowl

What do most of you do when you are sitting in the waiting room of the doctor’s office? Scroll on your cell phone totally engrossed in Pinterest or reading funny meme’s on Facebook, yeah me too . Not all that long ago we didn’t have smartphones and if you didn’t want to stare at the walls reading the magazines on the tables was your option. When I was pregnant with my youngest child  I came across a recipe in a magazine for a interesting coleslaw that had strawberries. Since I was a nice girl and didn’t rip the recipe out of the magazine all I had was my memory. I could remember strawberries , raisins and lemon juice, the rest I was on my own.  So over the past 14 years and making this many many times I have tweaked this recipe and now this is the perfect Strawberry Lemon Coleslaw.

Strawberry Lemon Coleslaw up close

If you love strawberries like me you will love this salad, it is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. I know this sounds strange but honestly I have never taken this somewhere it hasn’t gobbled up. This is savory , tart and sweet all at the same time. I promise this cool creamy slaw will be your new favorite. This is perfect for spring and summer holidays and a great side for barbecues.

This is super simple to throw together. Toss together the angel hair coleslaw , almonds and raisins.

Dry ingredients for slaw

In a separate bowl mix the yogurt , mayo, lemon juice , salt and pepper

Dressing mixed for the slaw

Pour this mixture over the cole slaw and mix well

pouring the dressing over the salad

Cover and chill at least an hour or until ready to serve

chilling the slaw

Right before ready to serve dice strawberries

slicing the berries

Add the strawberries to the coleslaw mixture

mixing in the strawberries

Toss well and serve. Adding the strawberries too early will cause it to be pink , so I always wait

Mixed Strawberry Lemon Coleslaw


Strawberry Lemon Coleslaw on a fork

Strawberry Coleslaw

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad, Side
Servings 6 -8 people


  • 10 oz Bag Angel Hair Coleslaw
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 6oz Lemon Burst Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups Diced strawberries 16oz package


  • In a Large mixing bowl mix the angel hair coleslaw mix, raisins, and almonds
  • In a medium sized bowl mix both of the lemon yogurt, mayo, lemon juice , salt and pepper
  • Pour the dressing mix over the slaw and mix well
  • Cover and chill for at least an hour
  • Right before serving mix in diced strawberries, Adding them right before serving keeps the berries from getting soggy and from bleeding into the mixture making it pink


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Anita Smith
Anita Smith
3 years ago

I can’t wait to try the strawberry lemon coleslaw.

Lucinda Black
Lucinda Black
3 years ago

How many servings does this make? What size are servings?

Kim Biegacki
Kim Biegacki
3 years ago

Hello, I found your recipe on Just a Pinch recipe club and made it for our 4th of July celebration. It is so light and delicious. The only thing I did that I wouldn’t recommend unless you love the color purple is using purple cabbage. It turned EVERYTHING purple!!! lol. I most certainly will use green cabbage the next time so I can see the beautiful strawberries and almonds. The dressing is so yummy and a nice switch from our normal slaw. However, I love coleslaw in all it’s forms, so it’s nice to have yet another recipe to add to my coleslaw list. LOVE IT!!! Thanks again for sharing.