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Weight Watchers Asian Coleslaw recipe
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Ingredients Needed

  1. Coleslaw Mix (Shredded cabbage and carrots) (28.0 oz)
  2. Sweet Red Peppers (1.0 cup)
  3. Sweet Red Pepper (1.0 large)
  4. Onions - Raw (1.0 cup of chopped)
  5. Litehouse toasted sesame ginger dressing (12.0 serving)

Instructions

This is a simple and easy to make Asian Coleslaw recipe.

  • In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients for this recipe. Add 28 ounces of packaged coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots), 1 cup of sweet red peppers, and 1 cup of uncooked chopped onions.
  • Mix the added ingredients and then cover the bowl when done. Put it on the refrigerator to chill.
  • You can mix again every 15 minutes or so as the cabbage settles. Sprinkle it with few sesame seeds or wonton chips.
  • Serve when ready. Enjoy your Asian Coleslaw!
  • Facts on Coleslaw:

    Coleslaw is sometimes called slaw in some American dialects, is a salad consisting mainly of shredded raw cabbage, with buttermilk and mayonnaise salad dressing. It may also include shredded carrots, and other fruits and vegetables (apples, onions, radishes, peppers), as well as horseradish and various spices.

    The term "coleslaw" coined in the 18th century as an Anglicisation of the Dutch term "koolsla", a shortening of "koolsalade", which means "cabbage salad". It is initially from Ireland and was made at the end of the month from leftover vegetables and cream.

    There are a lot of variations of the recipe which include the addition of other ingredients, such as red cabbage, pepper, onion, grated cheese, pineapple, or apple, mixed with a salad dressing such as mayonnaise.

    An assortment of seasonings, such as celery seed, may be added. The cabbage may come in finely minced pieces, shredded strips, or small squares.

    To have crisp and tasty coleslaw you can try this simple slaw mixing tip. It is important to have all your ingredients cold. Cold cabbage, cold mayo or sauce ingredients, cold stainless bowl to work and stir or fold in, etc. Shred the cold cabbage and store in refrigerator while prepping dressing in cold bowl, etc.

    Shredding can be done the day before. Drain before adding the dressing. By draining and chilling, you will be pleased with very crisp cole slaw that, if kept cold, will stay crisp for the entire meal.

    Coleslaw is usually eaten as a side dish with foods such as barbecue, French fries, and fried chicken. It may also be used as a sandwich ingredient, placed on barbecue sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs along with chili and hot mustard.

    Coleslaw is occasionally seen in delicatessens on variation of the Reuben sandwich - with coleslaw replacing for the sauerkraut and dressing, the meat being either pastrami or corned beef, and the sandwich generally called "Rachel" instead of "Reuben" (also simply "Corned Beef Special”). A deviation of coleslaw made with vinegar and oil is often served with pizza in Sweden.

    A deviation of coleslaw, cheese savory, is popular in the northeast of England. It includes cheese, onion, and has salad cream as a replacement for mayonnaise. Another variation is broccoli slaw; in this salad shredded raw broccoli is used as a substitute for the cabbage.

    You can add a variety of fruits and vegetables in your coleslaw recipe. To add extra sweetness you can add some chopped apple or a handful of raisins or if you're calorie watching, it is recommended to use vinaigrette instead of mayo. You could also add a handful of unsalted nuts for extra crunch too.

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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving

  • Calories

    118.9

  • Fat

    2.2g

  • Carbs

    12.7g

  • Protein

    1.4g