Lemon-Cilantro Slaw

Lemon-Cilantro Slaw

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This throw-together slaw is prepped in just 20 minutes and chilled for either 2 hours or an entire day, to allow the lemony-cilantro dressing to work its magic. It's great whether you have just a couple of hours to prepare your meal or a full day before company comes.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1½ teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar (see Tip)
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of ground pepper
  • 2 cups packaged shredded cabbage with carrot (coleslaw mix)
  • ¼ cup coarsely shredded carrot
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallion


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  1. Whisk together lemon juice, oil, sugar, mustard, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add coleslaw mix, carrot, cilantro, and scallion; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours before serving.
  • Tip: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda Granular, Sweet'N Low bulk or packets, or Equal Spoonful or packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to ¼ teaspoon sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 57 cal.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 59 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 3,614 IU vitamin A; 29 mg vitamin C; 35 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 43 mg sodium; 70 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (72% daily value), Vitamin C (48% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, ½ fat

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