This Keto Reuben Slaw has all the flavors of your favorite sandwich within the confines of a bowl. Crisp cabbage is tossed with corned beef, cheese, and sauerkraut and then tossed with a delicious punchy dressing. Finish it off with a sprinkling of toasted caraway seeds, and you have a delicious meal that is the perfect addition to your meal plan.
You guys know that I am a little obsessed with Reubens.
First, there was my Reuben Sandwich, and then my Keto Reuben Casserole.
Today I am following up with a Keto Reuben Slaw.
It is the perfect solution for those times you need a quick no-cook meal. This recipe is perfect for meal prepping!
Ingredients for Making This Keto Reuben Slaw Recipe
- Cabbage: Use green cabbage for this recipe. You will need approximately one-half of a head of cabbage.
- Corned Beef: You can typically find corned beef in the deli year-round. If you cannot find it, you can use roast beef or even turkey.
- Cheese: I used pre-sliced cheese cut into strips. If you prefer, you can use grated cheese.
- Sauerkraut: I use Bubbie s.
- Mayonnaise: Use homemade or any brand that does not contain sugar.
- Ketchup: My go-to brand for buying ketchup is Primal Kitchen. If you have the time, make my Keto Ketchup.
- Dill Pickles: Make sure you read the label as some pickles contain carbs. I use Bubbie’s, which you can find in the refrigerator section.
- Caraway Seeds: See below for instructions on how to toast them.
Tips & Tricks
- If you are low carb, or are keto and don’t mind adding some carrots to your diet, coleslaw mix makes this recipe a snap.
- If you want to make this a side dish rather than a main, you could always leave the meat off.
- If you prefer, you can substitute apple cider vinegar for the pickle juice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Toasting caraway seeds is so easy! Just heat a small skillet to medium-high and add the caraway seeds. There is no need to add oil.
Cook for a couple of minutes, until fragrant.
I like to crush the seeds, but this step is optional.
Russian and thousand island dressing is typically not keto-friendly because they contain a touch of sugar or use traditional ketchup with sugar.
The sauce here calls for keto-friendly ketchup. You can make your own - I have linked to my recipe - or you can buy it.
This recipe has 5 net carbs per serving.
Tools Needed to Make Keto Reuben Cabbage Slaw
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- Mixing Bowls
- Food Processor or Grater (To shred the cabbage.)
I prefer this keto reuben in a bowl the day that it is made, but it will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to two days.
For longer storage, keep the dressing separate from the cabbage mixture and toss 30 minutes before serving.
How to Make Keto Reuben Slaw
First, start by combining the cabbage, corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, make the dressing by combining the mayonnaise, ketchup, dill pickles, pickle juice and half of the caraway seeds.
Toss the slaw with the dressing and sprinkle with the remaining caraway seeds.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
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Keto Reuben Slaw
- 6 cups shredded green cabbage
- ½ pound deli corned beef chopped
- 7 ounces Swiss cheese sliced into strips
- 1 cup sauerkraut
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons keto ketchup
- ⅓ cup chopped dill pickles
- 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon crushed toasted caraway seeds
- In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut.
- In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, dill pickles, pickle juice, salt, and pepper.
- Toss the slaw with the dressing and sprinkle with the caraway seeds. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
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