I live in the Carolinas where coleslaw is a staple. This red slaw is not our traditional creamy mayo coleslaw, but a sweet and tangy variation that goes great with anything, especially barbecue dishes.
We love this red coleslaw because it’s…
- Packed with wholesome ingredients
- Perfect with sandwiches and BBQ
- Simply delicious
One thing I love about slaw is that it requires absolutely no cooking. Simply combine veggies in a bowl.
I even like to buy the pre-shredded cabbage that often includes green cabbage, purple cabbage, and carrots. It is a huge time-saving product and contains nothing except the raw vegetables listed.
Ingredients in red coleslaw
- hot sauce (optional)
- salt & pepper
Buying the pre-shredded cabbage or slaw in a bag makes this recipe a breeze to pull together, especially great on hot summer days when the Carolina sun is beating down and the humidity is high. On those kinds of days heating up the oven makes the house feel like a furnace.
How to make red coleslaw
In a large mixing bowl, add slaw (or cabbage) and diced onion.
In a medium bowl, whisk together ketchup, vinegar, sweetener, kosher salt, paprika, pepper, and hot sauce (if using).
Pour wet mixture into the large bowl of cabbage and onion.
Mix thoroughly and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour or more. Serve chilled.
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Nutritional value of cabbage
Like broccoli, cauliflower, collards and kale, cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable. Eating different types of cabbage — green cabbage, red cabbage, Savoy cabbage or bok choy — boosts your intake of vitamin C and other important nutrients.
Cabbage is low in sodium, with only 5 mg per serving of plain raw or cooked cabbage — approaching 0 percent of your recommended daily value. Half-cup servings of cabbage also contain 2 percent of your daily value of calcium.
While a serving of raw cabbage provides 2 percent of your daily value of iron, a serving of cooked cabbage has none.” LiveStrong
Other no-cooking required recipes
- In a large mixing bowl, add slaw (or cabbage) and onion.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together ketchup, vinegar, sweetener, kosher salt, paprika, pepper, and hot sauce (if using).
- Pour wet mixture into the large bowl of cabbage and onion.
- Mix thoroughly and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour or more. Serve chilled.
Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: .2gCarbohydrates: 17.3gFiber: 2.8gSugar: 13.5gProtein: 1.4g
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