WW Recipe of the Day: Low-Fat Asian Slaw with Pineapple
Shredded green and red cabbage, carrots, chopped scallions, toasted sesame seeds, and pineapple tidbits tossed with a zingy low-fat bottled Asian vinaigrette.
To keep this low-fat Asian slaw super quick and easy, I used already shredded red and green cabbage coleslaw mix.
This Fast Asian Slaw Recipe from The Dinner DoctorThe Dinner Doctor cookbook popped into my head as I was trying to come up with another easy salad or side dish to go with our completely non-traditional Memorial Day dinner of baked ham, potato salad, and Mom's broccoli casserole.
I thought "coleslaw," but didn't want a creamy one. Don't get me wrong, I love creamy coleslaw, but it would have been too much mayonnaise on the menu, since we already had it going on in the potato salad and broccoli casserole.
Using pre-shredded coleslaw mix and bottled Asian vinaigrette (I like Newman's Own Lighten Up! Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing with only 35 calories and 1.5 g fat in a 2 tablespoons serving) saves a ton of time too.
To toast the sesame seeds, place them in a heavy skillet over medium heat and stir them until the begin to darken slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Then remove them from the pan immediately so they don't burn.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Easy Low Calorie Asian Slaw?
According to my calculations each serving has 72 calories and:
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
2 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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If you like this easy, low-fat Asian slaw with pineapple, be sure to check out some of my other Weight Watchers friendly side dish recipes including Easy Healthy Asian Spaghetti Squash Salad, Skinny Broccoli Salad, WW Cucumber Salad, Camilla's Broccoli Slaw with Cranberries and WW Carrot Salad with Raisins & Walnuts
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Quick & Easy Low-Fat Asian Slaw with Pineapple Recipe
- 1 package (16 ounces) coleslaw mix
- 4 scallions, chopped (both white and green parts)
- 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple tidbits in juice, drained
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- ⅓ cup low-fat Asian sesame ginger dressing (such as Newman's Own)
- Place the coleslaw mix, scallions, drained pineapple tidbits, and sesame seeds in a large bowl.
- Drizzle the dressing over the mixture and toss to combine well.
- Serve the slaw right away, or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Recipe Source: adapted from The Dinner Doctor (affiliate link) by Anne Byrn
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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I never cared for mayo based slaws so I was excited to try this one. Thank you for the tasty recipe that's so easy and sooo good.
sounds good will denfinately make