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Healthy cole slaw with Asian twist

summer salads - healthy cole slawHere’s an “easy peasy” recipe for the best Cole Slaw (sans the mayonnaise) with an Asian kick. It’s yummy and clean for those of us watching our carbs.

Thanks to my friend, personal trainer and health and wellness coach, Sandra Swami, for this one. I had this delightful salad at Sandra’s at a outdoor BBQ and LOVED it!

The best part, it’s sooooooo easy that even I can do it! I’ve made it twice myself with varying degrees of “kick.” It’s fantastic with grilled chicken, or anything on the grill. It has really nice Asian flavors.

This one is NOT boring. Just YUM!


10 oz each of chopped fresh green cabbage and red cabbage (or use fresh Dole Coleslaw mix from the grocery store)

1 package matchstick carrots

Pea pods to your taste

1 chopped yellow bell pepper

About 3 chopped green onions

Handful of fresh cilantro (chopped) to taste

1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds


1/2 cup rice wine vinegar

1/4 cup roasted sesame oil

3 tsp ginger

2 tsp crushed garlic

1/2 tsp sugar (substitute Truvia or, I don’t use any and still love it!)

Sprinkle crushed red peppers to your taste

Salt and pepper to taste


COMBINE salad ingredients in large bowl and mix it up. Prepare the dressing in side bowl and pour over the salad mixture. Can be stirred and served right away or best chilled and marinated over night.

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