Healthy Coleslaw – Low Calorie Diet Salad

Coleslaw is a salad consisting primarily of shredded raw cabbage. Since cabbage is incredibly nutritious, yet very low in fat and calories, with 100 g of leaves providing just 25 calories, it is a great choice of vegetable if you are trying to be on low calorie diet. Original coleslaw is dressed with mayonnaise and/or buttermilk. My variation of healthy coleslaw is dressed with vinegar and seasoning and hence it is much lighter in calorie content.


  • 6 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup of roasted sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • crushed red pepper flakes(optional, to taste)
Whisk cilantro, vinegar, oil, red pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Add cabbage and carrots, toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for few hours. Just before serving, toss again and sprinkle roasted sesame seeds.  Healthy coleslaw is ready to be served.
Use store bought coleslaw mix package containing cabbage and carrots to make the coleslaw even faster.

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