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Confetti Coleslaw

Confetti Coleslaw

Marilou Robinson of Portland loves Mexican food and says, "You can skip a lot of sour cream and cheese if you add enough cilantro and peppers." This zesty, no-fat slaw--great for barbecues, picnics, and potlucks--has plenty of each. If there's any left over, Robinson heats it in the microwave just until hot but still tender-crisp and serves it as a vegetable side dish.

Sunset JANUARY 1997

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 1 pound prepared shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup peeled and shredded jicama
  • 1 red bell pepper (about 6 oz.), stemmed, seeded, and cut into thin strips
  • 3/4 cup prepared shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro
  • 1 onion (about 4 oz.), cut in half
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup catsup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs


1. In a large bowl, mix together cabbage, jicama, bell pepper, and carrots.

2. In a blender or food processor, combine 1/2 cup cilantro, onion, vinegar, catsup, mustard, and sugar. Whirl until smooth. Add to cabbage mixture and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with cilantro sprigs.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 78
  • Calories from fat: 5.8%
  • Protein: 2.2g
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 18g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Sodium: 205mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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