12-Second Coleslaw

12-Second Coleslaw

Chef John 22721

"When people think of coleslaw, they think of that bowl of soggy, shredded cabbage sitting at the end of the picnic table. This is a completely different approach; a fresh-shredded cabbage prepared as a fast (12 seconds adding ingredients, 30 seconds to mix), crisp, low-cal, low-carb, slightly spicy, and delicious side dish that you should be eating as part of your regular veggie side-dish rotation. Serve immediately after mixing."
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10 m servings 27 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 27 kcal
  • 1%
  • Fat:
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.5g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 242 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  • Cook's Note:
  • I didn't because I only had 12 seconds, but you can certainly add any finely shredded raw vegetables to this coleslaw so yours won't look as boring as mine.



Used Thousand Island Dressing III from AR and added some chile paste for the hot sauce. This had just the right amount of heat and right amount of tang from the mellow rice vinegar. I really ...

we love cole slaw and their are plenty of terrific ones here. I don't care for 1000 island dressing, but had some to use up. I made this last night to serve with the baked Maryland crab cakes ( ...

I liked this pretty well. Served it with Chef John's sloppy joes (which is excellent!). I shredded my own cabbage with a little bit of carrot. The dressing has a nice kick to it. Simple and good...