Mom's Best Coleslaw Recipe
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Mom's Best Coleslaw Recipe

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My Mom created this recipe when I was a child, and I tweaked it a bit to my liking. It's the only coleslaw I will eat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons shredded carrot
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 65 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 357 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, carrots and peppers. In a small bowl, whisk the sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, celery seed and salt. Pour over cabbage mixture; toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Mom's Coleslaw in Reminisce Extra March 2011, p53

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