As I have been embarking on this journey of living healthier, I have been taking a look at the foods that I eat. I grew up in a family where food was one of the main focuses. It was used as a form of comfort, a form of togetherness and a form of love. It is also one of the most talked about topics when we do get together. Food was really more for enjoyment than it was for anything else. When I reflect on the foods that I liked the most, I realized that they weren’t the healthiest. For years I have been on a quest to find and create yummy foods that are healthy.
Through experimentations (thank you hubby😉) I have discovered some new favorites and twists on favorites. Today I want to share with you my recipe for “Zesty Cabbage Slaw”. Due to my issues with sugar I use a sugar substitute, however you can use regular sugar if you desire. Also note that this recipe includes cilantro – if you are not a cilantro fan do not run away. I have made this without the cilantro and it is just as yummy.
Zesty Cabbage Slaw
2 Tbsp agave nectar or 1 Tbsp sugar (I use 1 Tbsp Splenda)
1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
Juice of 2 limes
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups shredded green cabbage
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup thinly sliced red pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced green pepper
6-8 green onions sliced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped (optional
Cut up your cabbage, peppers and green onions and toss in a large bowl.
Whisk agave (sugar,Splenda or choice of sugar substitute), vinegar, lime and oil in a small bowl.
Add the dressing to the cabbage mixture and toss to combine. Add cilantro if using.
Taste and adjust seasonings to personal taste.
This slaw can be made the night before and keeps for several days.
Per Serving: 110 calories; 9g fat; .5g sat fat; 8g carbs; 1g protein; 65mg sodium; 2g fiber (calculated using Splenda)
This is a great salad to take to a pot luck. I also will sometimes add some shredded cooked chicken breast for added protein.
Let me know if you try it and your thoughts on it.
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Please note that I am not a nutritional or medical professional. I am sharing my own experiences and not advising. Nothing that I express should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with a medical professional before starting any diet or exercise plan. The reason that I am providing some of the nutritional information is as a courtesy.
I use MyFitnessPal to calculate and I usually will remove sugar substitutes (erythritol, Splenda, swerve etc..) from the final carb count and net carb count, as it doesn’t affect my own blood glucose levels. It is my intention to do my best to be as accurate as possible but you should independently calculate nutritional information on your own before relying on them. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.
40 thoughts on “Zesty Cabbage Slaw – Not Your Traditional Coleslaw”
Tried this recipe tonight it was amazing!!
I am so happy to hear that you liked it. It’s a nice change from the traditional slaw. ❤️
This is a good information ! excellent post as always i like it thank you for sharing
Thank you. Blessings 💞
This cabage slaw is looking so delicious and so yummy ….great tips for us …
thanks for sharing with us …
Thank you. Blessings
This looks like a great side option for a meal
It is a nice change from the classic coleslaw.
This looks so so good! I am a sucker for good slaw!
Such a versitile dish! It’s great to have some ready veggies in the fridge like this to add to or have on the side of meals. Healthy eating made easy!
I love making side salads with meals, I will definitely be trying your slaw out!!
Please let me know if you do. Blessings to you.
I’ll have to mention this recipe to my Mom who loves slaw and likes bell peppers.
Yummy and tasty recipe looks delish.
I used to hate slaws but I have kind of grown to like them. But I like them now. This one does look delicious.
Hi! Looks like a good recipe! I started keto life and cabbage slaw is a recomendation but with agave. Thanks for this and the photos! Now im hungry!
I sometimes will make it with agave. It has a high carb count for me.
This looks delish!
Ooh looks lovely, will have to give it a go!
Thanks for the recipe. I’ll try to make my own dish <3
I would love to try this. I love salads especially when it gets hot here. Yummy!
This looks delicious!!! Can’t wait to try it!
I am a huge fan of a good cabbage slaw. This looks delicious I am going to have to give this a try.
The recipe seems delicious. I would try it on this weekend.
I’m a big fan of slaw. This looks delish! I love the addition of chilli!
I love dishes full of fresh veggies! This one is a keeper!
What a beautiful post! I should try this some time…thank you for sharing
Great post. I like this twist on a traditional dish. Well done.
Oh now this sounds like an interesting recipe! I keep meaning to try more slaws and they can be such a great side dish! I’ll have to give this one a try.
Oh yum, this slaw looks fabulous! I haven’t had a good coleslaw in ages, so I’ll have to make this!
Look how colorful! I’ve always been told the more color you can add to your diet the healthier it is generally. This is super colorful and healthy looking.
Such a lovely zesty cabbage slaw.. can try try and prepare.. looks colourful..
Yay! Cabbage is one of my fave veggies. I throw it in everything!
I am a fan of cabbage too – both raw and cooked.
This recipe looks delish! Will have to try it out.
I love slaw, this looks really good. I will be trying it soon!
Let me know what you think of it.
This looks like a great side option for a meal! I am ALL about the zesty flavor profile!
Looks delicious. Trying to start healthy eating aswell. I’ve also subscribed ☺️
Good luck on your healthy Eating journey. Blessings