Monday, April 5, 2010
Its about 9:00 am on Easter Sunday I get the following instant message from my sister:
Sissy: I need to make coleslaw, so what do I need to do
Me: umm...let me think about that
Me: like the dressing or what
Sissy: like everything
You see, I'm not a coleslaw fan. Its the whole mayo hate thing, I've never really enjoyed coleslaw. So when Sissy asked me for a recipe I could only dig deep into my Kitchen Witch resources and hope that this was what coleslaw was supposed to taste like.
I knew from prior tastings that slaw usually has a slightly sweet sauce. Celery seeds were usually found in there too. Seeing as how cabbage is in the mustard family I figured a touch of mustard could only compliment the flavors. Most everything needs a big of acidity, so some red wine vinegar fits that bill. But the creamy part, what would I do for that?
If you guessed Greek yogurt, then you'd be right! Good ol' Greek yogurt saves the day again! It saves on calories and a mayo hater like myself can enjoy it. What's not to love here??
I was brave and tried the coleslaw with Easter dinner. Wow! It was SO good!! Who knew that THIS was what I'd been missing all these years! I can say with full confidence that I'll be making lots more coleslaw this summer. Hooray! I love discovering new foods & flavors. Especially when its things you once thought you hated. Love that!
makes 6 servings
1/3 c Greek yogurt, plain
1/4 t celery seed
1 T vinegar, white or red wine type
1 T grainy brown mustard or dijon mustard
1 t sugar
1 small bag coleslaw veggies
1/2 head cabbage finely shredded, 1/4 head red cabbage, finely shredded and 1 carrot grated
Mix the sugar and vinegar together until sugar dissolves. Stir that into the yogurt. Add the celery seeds, S&P and mustard, stir until combined.
Pour dressing over cabbage. Toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople recipe calculator
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 0.7 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 1.3 mg
Sodium 223.7 mg
Potassium 188.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.2 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Sugars 1.1 g
Protein 1.3 g