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Red Cabbage Coleslaw

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    Crunchy, colorful, and bursting with flavor, this red cabbage coleslaw is the perfect make-ahead recipe for your next summer BBQ!


    Growing up, summer and coleslaw were practically synonymous with each other in my house. Not only because this is a delicious and vibrant dish, but because it’s the perfect dish to make in the hot summer heat. No one likes turning the oven on in the heat of the summer, that’s why we take to the outdoors and grill up our favorite burgers and hotdogs, right?

    When you’re in need of the perfect BBQ side dish, look no further than this red cabbage coleslaw! Making this coleslaw only requires a bit of prep work and then you just stick it in the fridge to let it chill and the flavors absorb. 

    Make this dish ahead of time and forget about it until you’re ready to eat! The longer it stays in the fridge the better it tastes. 

    If you’re looking for the perfect side dish to bring to your next Summer BBQ, make this coleslaw, it’s sure to be a showstopper (plus it’s so colorful and pretty to look at!)

    ingredients for Red Cabbage Coleslaw

    What Ingredients are Needed for Red Cabbage Coleslaw?

    Red Cabbage: It’s not coleslaw without cabbage! Red cabbage is not only brighter in color than its green counterpart, but I find it holds its crunch better too - no soggy coleslaw allowed in this recipe!

    Carrots: Two large carrots peeled and shredded up. Can opt for pre-shredded carrots if you want to save some prep work, just follow the gram measurements in the recipe card below.

    Bell Peppers: Red and yellow bell peppers for even more crunch and color.

    Red Onion: Dice up ½ a small red onion very small. We don’t want the onion to overpower the other ingredients by being too big.

    Homemade Dressing: Blend together the following ingredients for a healthy and delicious homemade dressing: cilantro, serrano chili peppers, greek yogurt, red wine vinegar, honey, olive oil, scallions, and salt/pepper. 

    unmixed Red Cabbage coleslaw in a bowl

    Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe

    • Large bowl
    • Spatula
    • Cutting board and sharp knife
    • Blender 

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    How to Make Red Cabbage Coleslaw

    In a large bowl, add all your chopped and shredded veggies for the cole slaw. Set aside.

    In a blender, add all ingredients for the dressing and blend until creamy.

    Pour dressing over the coleslaw veggies and fold with a spatula until well combined.

    Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving so flavors can marinate together.

    assembled red cabbage coleslaw in a bowl

    Red Cabbage Coleslaw

    Crunchy, colorful, and bursting with flavor, this red cabbage coleslaw is the perfect make-ahead recipe for your next summer BBQ!


    Prep time: 15 min |

    Cook time: 0 min |

    Total time: 15 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 6

    Ingredients:

    For the Slaw:

    • 1 small head, red cabbage, finely sliced or shredded
    • 2 large carrots, peeled and shredded 
    • ½ small, red onion, diced small 
    • 1 medium, red bell pepper, chopped small 
    • 1 medium, yellow bell pepper, chopped small 

     

    For the Dressing:

    • ¼ cup, red wine vinegar (60g)
    • 2 tbsp, greek yogurt (28g)
    • 2 tsp, honey (14g)
    • ¼ cup, olive oil (60g)
    • ½ cup, fresh cilantro (10g)
    • ½ cup, scallions (10g)
    • 1 jalapeno pepper* (75g)
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    Directions:

    1. In a large bowl, add all your chopped and shredded veggies for the cole slaw. Set aside.
    2. In a blender, add all ingredients for the dressing and blend until creamy.
    3. Pour dressing over the coleslaw veggies and fold with a spatula until well combined.
    4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving so flavors can marinate together. 
    Notes:
    1. If you want the dressing to be not spicy at all, remove the seeds from the jalapeno pepper before blending it
    2. Store leftovers in an airtight container or large bowl covered in plastic wrap in the fridge for up to a week.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size ~2 cups

    Serves 6


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 151
    Total Fat 9g
      Saturated Fat 1g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    Sodium 49mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16g
      Dietary Fiber 4g
      Sugars 9g
    Protein 3g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Red Cabbage Coleslaw


    Author: Christine

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    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: Red Cabbage, Cole Slaw, Healthy Side Dish


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