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Sweet-and-Sour Coleslaw Recipe

Sweet-and-Sour Coleslaw

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"Pack in antioxidants. The ultimate in simplicity and refreshing taste, this coleslaw is flecked with green, red and yellow vegetables, the colors signifying the presence of antioxidants (cabbage is thought to have anti-cancer activity). I like its crispy, sweet-and-sour taste, unlike that of a creamy coleslaw."

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  1. Toss all ingredients together.
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  • Copyright 2004 Jean Carper. Printed first in USA WEEKEND. All rights reserved.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2004

A quick and easy recipe for a refreshing low-cal salad substitute. Great to fix ahead of time for that family cookout. Stays fresh in the fridge for days.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 22, 2007

This was just okay. I wouldn't make it again.


26 Ratings

Apr 15, 2005

I didn't have cabbage on hand, so i used red and green peppers, onion, carrots, and canned corn. Mixed up the dressing and tossed. It was delicious. I may make my salads like this more often!!!

Apr 14, 2005

This salad was terrific! I used a whole medium sized head of cabbage and a whole jalapeno pepper diced very fine. There was plenty of dressing. Husband absolutely loved it but it was just a bit too spicy for me. Will use a little less jalapeno next time but there will definitely be a next time!

Jul 14, 2006

This was very good. I was looking for a crunchy summer salad with lots of antioxidant ingredients that was filling, had no oil, and was low in calories. This definitely fits the bill. Followed recipe exactly except for jalapeno - used just a tad only because I'm not a fan of really spicey hot food.

Aug 09, 2011

Great twist on coleslaw. Loved the addition of corn to this and the jalapeño added just enough kick without overpowering the other flavors. I used bagged slaw rather than shredding cabbage and used 1/4 cup sugar rather than Splenda. My family and my parents really enjoyed this recipe.

Jul 23, 2011

This was excellent! I used sugar and cut way back but only due to personal preference. This is a perfect summer side dish. All of the different colors in this made it very appealing and "easy on the eyes". Thanks for sharing!

Jul 15, 2009

We consistently try new recipes for coleslaw and always come back to this one. It's fabulous for a picnic as it is not only healthy but contains no mayo to worry about spoiling.


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  • Calories
  • 41 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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