Cabbage is so good for you, with it’s “roughage” and Vitamin C. One cup of shredded cabbage has less than 20 calories and about 40% of your daily needs of Vitamin C, an antioxidant. Another great thing about cabbage……it’s CHEAP! Slaws aren’t just for warm weather. I enjoy them year-round. Slaws can be a low-calorie side when tossed with a dressing that is mostly vinegar-based and not mayonnaise-based.
This is a quick salad or slaw that can be used with any Asian-style dish such as Teriyaki chicken, Stir Fry, Asian Turkey Burgers, Sesame chicken, meat with fried rice, and so on. You could also use it on a fish taco if you take out the peanuts. I just love the crunch and flavor that the peanuts add.
I added 1/4 cup of my own homemade dressing, and the recipe can be found at Asian dressing recipe. The slaw really seems to grab the flavors of my dressing quickly, but you don’t want to add it too early, or the slaw will go soggy. You want the vegetables to be CRUNCHY!
- 3 c shredded cabbage (slaw mix, savoy, bok choy or napa)
- 1 c matchstick carrots
- 1 handful of cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
- 1/4 c roasted peanuts or almond slivers
- juice from 1 lemon wedge
- 1/4-1/3 cup Asian dressing (ginger/sesame vinaigrette)
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
- Toss with Asian marinade or salad dressing 10-20 minutes before serving to allow flavors to fuse.