Chunky Veggie Slaw Recipe
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Chunky Veggie Slaw Recipe

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The classic coleslaw with cabbage gets a fresh approach when you add broccoli, cucumbers, snap peas and crunchy walnuts. — Nicholas King, Duluth, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:14 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 small head cabbage, chopped
  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 12 fresh sugar snap peas, halved
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 125 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and salt. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Top with walnuts and green onions. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 14 servings (1 cup each).
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Chunky Veggie Slaw in Taste of Home April/May 2013

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Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"Made this recipe for a gathering this weekend. Will make again, its delicious!! The longer it sets the better it gets."

Reviewed May. 31, 2014

"Used small red and yellow peppers rather than green pepper. Took this slaw to outdoor barbecue picnic- another season to repeat 'again and again'!! Thanks!"

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"Will never make cole slaw any other way. This is delicious."

Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"This is the only slaw, of any kind, my husband will eat. We love the crunch and the dressing isn't overbearing. Will be including this side to our holiday meals!"

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