RecipeCreamy Coleslaw

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 50
  • Protein: 1g
  • Total Fat: 1g
    • Saturated Fat: 0g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Total Sugar: 7g
    • Natural Sugar: 4g
    • Added Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 236mg
Take Note

Contains Dairy

What’s a barbecue without crunchy coleslaw? By far it’s one of my favorite sides at cookouts. But traditional versions pack 290 calories per cup. My better-for-you recipe uses scallions and dried cranberries for fantastic flavor, a pop of color, and a dose of nutrition. By using smaller amounts of low-fat mayo, this simple slaw lets the powerful taste of carrots and cabbage (a cruciferous superstar that may reduce the risk of certain cancers) shine through. Dig in and reap the benefits.

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This recipe makes 6 servings
  • • 4 cups shredded cabbage (see note)
  • • 2 cups shredded carrots (see note)
  • • ½ cup chopped scallion (green onions)
  • • ¼ to ½ cup dried cranberries
  • • ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or orange juice
  • • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or coarse sea salt
  • • Ground black pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to mix. (You can adjust the texture and flavor to your preference; simply add more mayo for extra creaminess and additional spices, including mustard and scallions, to bolden up the taste.)

Note: You may use 6 cups store-bought pre-shredded vegetable blend in place of the cabbage and carrots.

A serving is 1 cup.