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Summer Slaw

This is a classic, simple coleslaw recipe that stays nice and light with low-fat sour cream and milk.

Real Simple JUNE 2001

  • Yield: Makes about 5 cups


  • 1/2 small head red cabbage
  • 1/2 small head green cabbage
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


Cut the cabbages into quarters and discard the cores. Finely shred the cabbages and carrots.

In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Add the shredded cabbages and carrots and toss to combine well. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 62mg
  • Calories: 166
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Carbohydrate: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Protein: 2mg
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 128mg

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