1. Sweet summer slaw


    This summer crowd-pleaser is low-cal unlike its creamy cousinThis slaw is sharp, sweet, and tangy – perfect with any deli sandwich or BBQ. The secret is the dressing made with grainy mustard, garlic, and raspberry vinegar. It’s a crowd pleaser. And the best part is unlike many creamy slaws, it is low-cal due to the low-oil vinegar dressing that uses Splenda or Truvia. I hand grate the cabbage on a mandolin, but you can use a food processor. The trick is to cut it fine. If you are not used to a mandolin, it may be much safer to cut it with a fine slicing blade in a food processor.

     
    (If you are wary of artificial sweeteners check out the facts on the more healthful sweeteners Splenda and Truvia.)
     
    Finely slice a medium-sized head of rinsed red cabbage
    Slice very thin (transparent) ½ medium sweet onion
    Grate medium 2 large– peeled carrots
     
    Mix and salt very lightly with kosher or sea salt
     
    Dressing:
    ¼ cup raspberry vinegar
    3 packages of Splenda, or 1 tbsp. sugar
    1 tbsp. grainy mustard (you can use Dijon)
    1 large clove garlic, peeled and crushed
    1½ to 2 tbsp. good oil
    Mix well and toss with slaw
     
    This is a great change from salad and does not wilt or spoil in the heat. This slaw is so delicious you’ll eat it for the taste.
     
    Red cabbage is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium, and a very good source of fiber, Vitamins A, C, K, and B6, as well as Potassium and Manganese.  The salad is low in calories due to the type of vegetables and the low amount of oil.
     
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