Sliced fennel perks up this healthy cabbage slaw recipe with a light sauce.
Yesterday I posted the best recipe for a light and crunchy breaded shrimp. The shrimp could have stood by itself as an appetizer, but we wanted a meal that included a sweet cabbage slaw on the side.
This crispy fennel and cabbage slaw with a calorie-friendly sauce was perfect. Its creamy coolness was a good contrast to the spicy dipping sauce we served with the shrimp and we loved the crunch!
This was truly a quick meal to put together. Low in calories and fat, big in flavor.
- ½ large onion, finely minced
- 1 medium fennel , finely minced
- 16 ounces cabbage , shredded
- ½ cup fat free mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp celery seed
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and celery seed in a small bowl.
- Mix with remaining ingredients and chill for 30 minutes to combine flavors.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Fennel is a good source of niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. It’s also a good source of fiber, Vitamin C, folate, potassium and manganese. Fennel provides antioxidant protection and immune support.
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, manganese, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Cabbage protects against cardiovascular disease, some kinds of cancers, Alzheimer’s Disease and gastrointestinal health.
Total Fat: 0.56g
Total Carbs: 8.41g
Dietary Fiber: 2.62g
Weight Watchers Points 1
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.