logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Natural Living
Folklore and Mythology
Baptist
Florida
Cosmetics
Distance Learning
Reading


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g American Regional Cuisine Site

BellaOnline's American Regional Cuisine Editor

g

Light & Healthy Southwestern Coleslaw Recipe


If you've ever made traditional coleslaw, then you know it's a quick throw together of raw veggies and a creamy store bought or homemade dressing. Coleslaw is an old favorite which is loved by many on bbq sandwiches or as a side with ribs, steaks and burgers.

If you're looking for a healthier, low fat, low calorie slaw, my variation takes you to the southwest with a Light & Healthy Southwestern Coleslaw recipe. This is a great option or alternative for guests who are watching their calorie intake. It is bright, crunchy and full of flavor - and who knows, maybe you'll become a convert.

This slaw is best marinated for at least 3 hours or overnight to be at its most flavorful. Therefore, making this a day ahead for a large crowd would be perfect. I served this with bbq chicken sliders (easy recipe below).

Serves 6 - 8
coleslaw
Ingredients

1 pasilla or poblano chili pepper
7 cups prepared coleslaw mix w/carrot
1 cup celery, thinly sliced
1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced

Dressing

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
2 tsp. celery seed
2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. onion powder

Method

1. Cut the chili pepper in half and remove the seeds and ribs. Cut the two pieces into half again and with the inside of the pepper facing you slice into very thin strips. At the pepper to a large bowl with the coleslaw, celery and red onion and toss together.

2. In a small saucepan place all of the dressing ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat, pour the hot dressing all over the slaw mix and combine thoroughly. Place the coleslaw into a container and refrigerate for 3 hours - overnight.

Toss the slaw before serving, as the dressing will settle in the bottom of the container.
Serve on sandwiches for a fresh crunch or as a side salad instead of a green garden salad. This coleslaw goes great with fish and chicken as well.

Easy BBQ Chicken Sliders

1 pack of Hawaiian rolls
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
1/2 bottle of bbq sauce (28 oz)
1/2 cup water

Place the chicken in a large bowl. Mix the bbq sauce and water together and mix into the chicken. Add more sauce as you wish for wetness and bake in the oven at 375 degrees F. until the chicken begins to caramelize a little. Serve on rolls.

You can also avoid the oven and microwave, covered for approximately 3 minutes on high.
Add Light+%26+Healthy+Southwestern+Coleslaw+Recipe to Twitter Add Light+%26+Healthy+Southwestern+Coleslaw+Recipe to Facebook Add Light+%26+Healthy+Southwestern+Coleslaw+Recipe to MySpace Add Light+%26+Healthy+Southwestern+Coleslaw+Recipe to Del.icio.us Digg Light+%26+Healthy+Southwestern+Coleslaw+Recipe Add Light+%26+Healthy+Southwestern+Coleslaw+Recipe to Yahoo My Web Add Light+%26+Healthy+Southwestern+Coleslaw+Recipe to Google Bookmarks Add Light+%26+Healthy+Southwestern+Coleslaw+Recipe to Stumbleupon Add Light+%26+Healthy+Southwestern+Coleslaw+Recipe to Reddit



 



Visit my Home Cooking Site for hundreds of tasty recipes.
My ebook has 45 recipes and mouthwatering pictures - check it out!
Visit my Holiday and Seasonal Cooking site
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the American Regional Cuisine Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2015 by Allyson Elizabeth DŽAngelo. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Allyson Elizabeth DŽAngelo. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Allyson Elizabeth DŽAngelo for details.

g


g features
Roasted Redneck Caviar Salad Recipe

Unadulterated Lump Crab Cake Recipe

United Tastes of the American Table - A Cookbook

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2016 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor