CREAMY FRESH COLE SLAW
This recipe elevates a classic vegetable dish with a delicious, and easy to make homemade dressing.
This is a summer and autumn school food service recipe for Cabbage, Bell Peppers, and Carrots.
Cooking and prep level: Basic.
Adapted from the USDA What’s Cooking, Mixing Bowl, USDA Recipes for Schools
- Prep Time1 hr
- Total Time1 hr
- Serving Size1/4 cup
- Energy33 cal
- 7 lbs 6 oz Green cabbage, shredded and chilled
- 5 oz Green Bell Peppers, diced
- 12 oz Carrots, shredded
- 1 lb 12 oz Reduced Cal Salad Dressing OR Low Fat Mayo
- ¼ cup White Wine Vinegar
- ¼ cup Sugar, white
- 1 T 1 tsp Celery Seed, ground
- 2 tsp Dry Mustard
Drain cold, shredded cabbage of any accumulated liquid. Place cabbage, peppers and carrots in a large bowl; toss together.
Combine salad dressing or mayo, sugar, celery seed, dry mustard and vinegar in a separate bowl.
Pour mayo mixture over vegetables. Mix thoroughly.
Spread 5 lbs, 3 oz (approx. 3 qt, ½ c) into a shallow (12x20x2 ½ inch) pan to a product depth of 2″ or less. For 50 servings, use 1 pan. For 100 servings, use 2 pans.
CCP: Cool to 41 F or lower within 4 hours.
Cover and refrigerate until service.
Mix lightly before serving.
For best results, shred cabbage, store overnight, drain, and add dressing just prior to service. If the full recipe is prepared in advance, the yield will be reduced!
Creating superhero veggie profiles is a great way to drive up the interest of K-5 students. When describing your veggie of the month give it an interesting personality, complete with a fun name. Share nutrition highlights as superpowers!
The Power of Captain Cabbage!:
This green superhero has superpowers that include:
Big Brain Power
Invisible Shield to Fight Evil Atoms (Beware! evil atoms. Your days are numbered!)
Super Strong Heart
Supporting Nutrition facts: Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. It is also a very good source of manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin B1, folate, and copper. Red cabbage is chocked full of anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant commonly found in blue, purple, and red plants. Cabbage is a natural and effective cholesterol reducer.
- 100 servings per container
- Serving Size1/4 cup
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*
- Total Fat1.63 g2.09%
- Saturated Fat0.26 g1.3%
- Cholesterol0 mg0%
- Sodium77 mg3.35%
- Total Carbohydrate4.52 g1.64%
- Dietary Fiber1 g3.57%
- Protein0.6 g1.2%