This creamy slaw is made with only 4 ingredients – making it an easy way to jazz up any sandwich or wrap. Plus, you get a serving of veggies and 2 grams of fiber!

Simple Slaw

Sandwiches are a popular meal in my house, so I’m always looking for ways to add flavor without too much work. One easy way to do that is by adding creamy slaw. 

This realization hit me a few years back, when I took my son to Primanti Brothers for lunch. I watched him devour his favorite French fry topped cheese steak, complete with goopy coleslaw pushing out the sides of the bread. As a Pittsburgh native, I’ve been enjoying the occasional Primanti’s sandwich for years, yet it never occurred to me to make them at home. That week, I went home and made homemade slaw. I served them as a condiment to roast beef sandwiches. They were a huge hit.

I’ve used this slaw to jazz up so many recipes, including these roast beef and provolone on Pumpernickel sandwiches. But, rather than creating a separate post for it, I included the slaw instructions within each individual recipe. It wasn’t until I posted these simple salmon burgers last week, that a follower requested the nutrition facts. I decided it was time to devote a recipe page to it.

The creamy slaw uses only 4 ingredients – cabbage, carrots, natural (no sugar added) rice vinegar and lite mayonnaise. I add a pinch of salt and pepper, too. I typically buy the bagged cabbage mix to save time, but you can also shred the cabbage and carrots on your own. You could also substitute plain Greek yogurt in place of ½ of the mayonnaise. 

This is different than a traditional coleslaw recipe that has a bit of sweetness to it. It’s best as a condiment, served with a hearty protein, like roast beef, pork or salmon .

Give it a try, and let me know what you think.

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Simple Slaw

This creamy simple slaw is made with only 4 ingredients – making it an easy way to jazz up any sandwich or wrap. Plus, you get a serving of veggies and 2 grams of fiber!
Keyword: Slaw
Servings: 3
Author: Heather Mangieri, RDN

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup lite mayonnaise
  • 4 tsp rice vinegar, natural (no sugar added)
  • 1/12 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for ~1/2 hour before serving

Notes

  • Serving Size – 1 cup
  • Makes: 3 cups
  • Nutrition Facts (per 1 cup serving): 90 calories, 6 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein, 7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 2% daily calcium, 2% daily potassium.
 
 
 
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