Crunchy Coleslaw

Crunchy Coleslaw

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 68.8
  • Total Fat: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 13.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g

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This crunchy cole slaw is a healthier version of that summer favorite: ramen noodle salad. Two servings of vegetables in every portion! This crunchy cole slaw is a healthier version of that summer favorite: ramen noodle salad. Two servings of vegetables in every portion!
Number of Servings: 10


    2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, raw and unsalted
    2 tablespoons almonds, sliced
    4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon celery seed
    3 tablespoons canola oil
    1 Granny Smith apple, diced and not peeled
    1 pound bag shredded cabbage
    1 cup shredded carrots


Everybody's favorite at family summer picnics is the Ramen Noodle Slaw. Once you look at the amount of fat and sodium it brings to the table, it will soon turn into a not-so-favorite dish.

My version cuts the sodium from 287 mg all the way to just 13 mg by using celery seed instead of the flavoring packet in the ramen noodles (mostly salt, MSG and chemicals).

The original had a cup of mayo (wow--that's 16 tablespoons!) to just 3 tablespoons of heart-healthier canola oil, and the sugar is left in the bag. A Granny Smith apple adds that sweet taste.

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Place the sunflower seeds and almonds into a warmed sautÚ pan. Heat over low until lightly toasted. Remove the nuts from the pan and set aside to cool.

Combine the vinegar and spices in a large bowl, then whisk in oil.

Toss all ingredients in the bowl to combine. Cover and chill for at least one hour before serving.

Makes 10 one-cup servings.

Serving Size:áTen 1 cup servings

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    We love vinegar based slaw around here, and we don't like it so sweet! This was great for us. Left out the nuts because of allergies, subbed red wine vinegar and broccoli slaw mix (what I had on hand). Will use again! - 7/5/12

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    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I liked it and will make it again. It was too bland as is so I added 1 Tblsp honey, 1 tsp of salad supreme and about 1/2 Tblsp of orange flavored olive oil. - 2/8/12

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I was interested in this recipe because of all the very healthy ingredients but sadly found it to be very bland. I do like the suggestion of adding agave nectar (or some type of sweetener) The cider vinegar alone didn't do much for it. - 8/9/11

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Loved the crunch and the fact that it's low in sodium. - 6/13/12

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is delicious! I brought it to a cookout and it was a big hit! - 9/1/12