Monday, April 23, 2012

Slimmer Summer Slaw

Happy Monday Slow Roasters!  Welcome to On The Lighter Side.  Today I am so happy to share with you a favorite from The Biggest Loser Cookbook series!  This amazing recipe Slimmer Summer Slaw was prepared by the black team in season 12 during a cooking challenge.  When I saw it, I knew I wanted the recipe and I am very excited to be sharing it with you.

I love this slaw, I make an entire recipe and a double batch of the dressing every time (I like the dressing on regular salad too).  The recipe is Asian inspired and rainbow of colorful vegetables and the toasted sesame oil really put this slaw salad over the top.  Every bite bursts with flavor and it is a very healthy option! 

Recipe slightly adapted from The Biggest Loser Quick & Easy Cookbook page 174

Slimmer Summer Slaw
1/4 head red cabbage, shredded (about 2 cups)
1/4 head green cabbage, shredded (about 2 cups)
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 orange bell pepper, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 cucumber, seeded and cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup sugar snap peas, cut on the diagonal
1 pint Sunburst tomatoes, cut in half

2 tablespoons non-fat plain Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper

In a small mixing bowl, whisk the vinegar, sesame oil, and yogurt until well combined. Whisk in the salt and pepper.  Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, toss the cabbages, peppers, peas, cucumber, and tomatoes.  If serving immediately toss with dressing.  Otherwise, dress the slaw salad right before serving.



  1. You weren't kidding. This is gorgeous! I love all the colors and I bet Sean would especially love those flavors. Nice job!

  2. Fantastic, healthy and delicious - full of flavor and color!
    Mary x

  3. it might be slimmer but boy does it still look delicious!

  4. Oh I love the look of this salad! And it is so healthy and delicious!

  5. Can you use apple cider vinegar in place of red wine vinegar an what can you use in place of the sesame oil


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