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Slaw-Topped Fish Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Replacing the standard lettuce and tomato toppings with a cool and creamy coleslaw makes this spicy breaded fish sandwich a meal-in-one, and healthier than what you might find in a drive-thru. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 4 cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1-1/2 cups coleslaw mix


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder, cayenne and parsley. Coat fillets with bread crumb mixture.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill cod, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Grill buns over medium heat for 30-60 seconds or until toasted.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar and minced onion; stir in coleslaw mix. Serve cod on buns topped with slaw mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 284 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 starch.

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