Spicy Slaw

spicy-slaw Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Robyn Glaser


  • 1 packed cup shredded green or red cabbage, or a combination
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced, seeded serrano chili
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


1. In a medium bowl, combine cabbage, red onion, cilantro, mint and carrot; toss to combine.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, chili and salt. Just before serving, pour dressing over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Season to taste with additional salt, if desired.

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  • Yield: About 2 cups

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 38
Fat per serving: 4g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Fiber per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 0g
Carbohydrate per serving: 2g
Sodium per serving: 67mg
Iron per serving: 0mg
Calcium per serving: 8mg

Good to Know

Spices like mint, cilantro, and a serrano chili pack a fresh and spicy kick to this low-cal side dish.