Friday, July 20, 2007

Coleslaw with a Kick

Here is a lighter-tasting, non-mayonnaise variety, for a nice change of pace.
The calories and carbs are a little high for a salad, so it goes well with a low-calorie, low-carb entree like fish.

Coleslaw with a Kick
Makes 10 servings.


1 head Cabbage -- shredded
1 med Bell pepper, Red (pref.) -- cut into matchstick-thin strips
1 med Onion, Red -- thinly sliced
3/4 cup Cilantro -- chopped

1/3 cup Lime juice
1/2 tsp Cumin
1 clove Garlic -- minced
1/2 tsp Hot pepper sauce -- (Tabasco or similar)
1/2 cup Olive oil


Up to 8 hrs. earlier:
In medium bowl, whisk lime juice with seasonings.
Gradually whisk in oil.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Chill, covered.

In large bowl, combine vegetables for slaw.
Re-whisk dressing
Toss slaw with enough dressing to coat. (Lightly - not too much!)
Season with salt and pepper, etc., as desired.

Nutrition Info
For entire recipe (all dressing used): 1307 calories, 112 g fat, 78 carbs, 17 g protein
Per serving: 131 calories, 11 g fat, 7.8 g carbs, 1.7 g protein

Notes: The olive oil is high in calories, but healthy in moderation.
The cabbage is surprisingly high in protein.
For Maintenance, add 3 medium carrots, peeled and grated, for extra color, flavor, and nutrition. (Carrots are too carby for our purposes now, though.)


Gemma said...

Thanks for the recipe Becky!

I plan on trying it out over the weekend.


Becky said...

You're welcome, Gemma! I hope you like it.

It makes a lot, so you may want to try halving the recipe. Also, you can adjust the heat to taste. I should have mentioned that.

Let me know what you think of it!