Bell Pepper Slaw

Bell pepper slaw is a creative side dish perfect for summer barbeques. The cabbage and bell pepper slices add the perfect amount of crunch without being too heavy to keep this summer side dish light. Bell peppers contain 100 percent of your daily Vitamin C value and key antioxidants that are beneficial to your health. Skip normal coleslaw the next time you host a barbeque and try this recipe, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Learn more about Michigan’s farmers markets and how to make this dish from Channel 9&10 News’ host Michelle Dunaway and Grace Derocha, RD, registered dietitian and health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan below.

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Photo Credit: Helen Carlisle, A Healthier Michigan

Ingredients

Makes 6 servings

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 6 bell peppers (red, orange and yellow), Julienned
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, thinly sliced and roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons whole-grain dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise

Bell Pepper Slaw

Instructions
1. In a large mixing bowl whisk together sugar, apple cider vinegar and salt to taste until dissolved.
2. Add in celery seeds, mustard seed, and pepper to taste. Mix well.
3. Toss in the bell peppers, celery, scallions and cabbage until coated.
4. Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow flavors to develop.
5. Combine mustard and mayonnaise until blended. Add into slaw mixture and toss until coated.
6. Serve and enjoy!


Nutrional Analysis:
• Calories 143.2
• Total Fat 10.5 g
• Saturated Fat 1.5 g
• Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
• Monounsaturated Fat 0.2 g
• Cholesterol 3.8 mg
• Sodium 477.1 mg
• Potassium 275.6 mg
• Total Carbohydrate 11.2 g
• Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
• Sugars 4.5 g
• Protein 1.9 g
• Vitamin A 9.8 %
• Vitamin B- 120.5 %
• Vitamin B- 64.1 %
• Vitamin C 64.2 %
• Vitamin E 3.6 %
• Calcium 6.8 %
• Copper 1.9 %
• Folate 8.8 %
• Iron 5 %
• Magnesium 4 %
• Manganese 8.7 %
• Niacin 1.6 %
• Pantothenic Acid 1.5 %
• Phosphorus 3.2 %
• Riboflavin 2.6 %
• Selenium 2.6 %
• Thiamin 3.1 %
• Zinc 1.7 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Recipe inspired by the Food Network.

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