Sides: Curry Coleslaw & Marinated Onions

F1F04139-DD0E-4B58-B59A-190836A64C0CGuys! Our church was selling smoked pork butts this past week to raise money for the student mission trips so I bought one thinking my husband would love me forever…then realized I had a giant piece of smoked pork and no idea what to serve with it.  I did some light research and saw it is most often served with cole slaw, bread and chips.

So, I went on the hunt for the world’s best cole slaw and found this recipe from Healthy Little Peach for curry coleslaw and it is DELISH. Like life changingly delicious! Is lifechangingly even a word?! See it’s so good it has me making up words! I also made No Crumbs Left marinate onions which go perfect with pretty much ummmm EVERYTHING!

We had some friends over for dinner and they loved it too. One of them is doing Keto and the other is dairy free. Healthy Little Peaches blog gave me the idea to lay it all out in a sheet paper! I put the meat and all the toppings out and everyone just made their own plates based on their dietary needs.  Pretty much stress free for me and easy clean up!

It was all so yummy! You all need to try these sides ASAP.

Happy cooking, friends!

Curry Coleslaw

Prep 5 minutes∙ Cook 5 min∙ Makes 4 cups


  • 4 cups coleslaw mix
  • cup ½ mayo
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • splash of rice vinegar


  1. Add your coleslaw mix to a large bowl.
  2. Mix in one half cup of mayo (if doing paleo or Whole30 make sure it is compliant). If not Whole30, use mayo of choice.
  3. Add your curry powder salt, pepper and rice vinegar and mix together until combined.

Marinated Red Onions


  • 1 small red onion
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar


  1. Thinly slice the red onion and place in a low bowl. ( I use my mandolin slicer)
  2. In a separate bowl, stir the olive oil, red wine vinegar and dried oregano together to combine well. Pour the mixture over the onions, making sure they are submerged.
  3. Let sit on counter at room temperature to marinate for at least an hour. Keeps for two days unrefrigerated. You can even use the marinade as salad dressing as you use up the onions!

Sam’s Tips:

  • If you don’t know where to get your own pulled pork, try this brand from Sam’s Club. It’s even paleo! But be sure to check the label for yourself.


  • You can also buy a pound or two of smoked pork from your fav local BBQ joint and have plenty of leftover yummies for your week day lunches!
  • I served my husbands as a sandwich but I decided to make mine grain free and just make a “smoked pork bowl” of sorts. Give that a try if you’re paleo or low carb!

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