My wonderful sister-in-law Rachel Carpenter of John Day has binders full of great recipes, and I’m so glad she’s willing to share any of them! She said this coleslaw was adapted from a dish served at a restaurant in Moscow, Idaho. The family all enjoyed it at a recent gathering, munching it up with tortilla chips. It reminded me of a topping that came on fish tacos at Mo’s in Newport – very good! When I saw the recipe has only 40 calories per cup, I was just that much more impressed!


6 C. shredded cabbage

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 tomatoes, diced

1 C. cilantro leaves, chopped

1-2 fresh jalapeno peppers, diced, optional

1/4 C. lime juice

1 Tbsp. salad oil

1 tsp. cumin seed

½ tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt


Combine all and chill before serving. There are 40 calories per cup.

Tip: Add avocado if desired.

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