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Classic Slaw

Photo: Oxmoor House
Total time 1 hr, 10 mins
Yield Serves 11 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
This is a simple slaw with a lot of attitude. It's the perfect complement to a pulled-pork sandwich and an ideal side dish to serve at a summer barbecue.


  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion or sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeño pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 3/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1 pound green cabbage, thinly sliced (5 cups)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 38
  • fat 1.5 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 0.8 g
  • carbohydrate 5.9 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 165 mg
  • calcium 27 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 9 ingredients (through celery seeds) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add carrot and cabbage; toss well to coat. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Cook's Notes

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