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Coleslaw - If you haven’t tried it.....

....use Greek yogurt instead of mayo. 

Creamy, but lighter and much, much healthier than using mayo. 






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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 5,080
    Great idea, thanks for sharing 
    Visalia, Ca
  • lkapigian said:
    Great idea, thanks for sharing 
    Tried it on a whim several months back and haven’t felt the need to revert to mayo since. 
  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 866
    I don’t use mayo in my slaw either.  I use whipping cream which is from the original Brookville Hotel slaw recipe (search online). I get lots of comments when I serve it with bbq.

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  • AprèsSkiAprèsSki Posts: 21
    I've been making a variation of the recipe below for years. I usually add some grated sweet onion and carrot and a healthy splash of hot sauce.

    I use my homemade full-fat yogourt instead of commercial 'greek' style. 

    Guests love it.

    https://twohealthykitchens.com/greek-yogurt-coleslaw 
    Firing up the XL BGE in Salt Lake City
  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,446
    Creamy, but lighter and much, much healthier than using mayo. 
    Not sure how it is "much much healthier".  Higher in saturated fats and cholesterol than mayo. You get more protein and calcium than mayo, but at the amounts used is it a big deal?  If using the proper mayo (Duke's) yogurt is higher in sugars.  Of course, nutritional info will vary some by brand and version of the product so comparisons can get a bit complicated.

    Another option is a 50/50 combo of mayo and sour cream.
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  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,446
    Like I said, depends on which bran and version of the products you compare.  Not all mayo or yogurt come with the same nutritional labels.
    Southeast Florida - LBGE
    In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.
     
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,829
    usually make vinegar slaws, but try the greek yogurt in blue cheese salad dressing. it would work in a blue cheese slaw as well
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 14,051
    I do a great Bleu Cheese cole slaw. If you want the recipe let me know.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,829
    YukonRon said:
    I do a great Bleu Cheese cole slaw. If you want the recipe let me know.
    please post away, i could eat coleslaw every day
  • GrateEggspectationsGrateEggspectations Posts: 3,211
    edited July 8
    YukonRon said:
    I do a great Bleu Cheese cole slaw. If you want the recipe let me know.
    Standing by. 😀

    If you like blue cheese and wine (and I know that you do), try this. Take whole bulbs of garlic and slice the top off so that each clove is exposed. Place in a pan cut side up and pour in some white wine. Crumble blue cheese into the wine. Bake it until the garlic is tender and squeezes out of the bulbs effortlessly. Use fresh baguette to sop up the wine and blue cheese mixture and spread the garlic on top. Simple and phenomenal.
  • Like I said, depends on which bran and version of the products you compare.  Not all mayo or yogurt come with the same nutritional labels.
    So there are some mayos healthier than Greek yoghurts? If so, I’ve never seen them. 
  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 850
    Bride of Teefus has the best recipe out there in my book. Equal parts Marzetti Original Slaw Dressing and Apple Cider Vinegar.  Dress it light, not sloppy. Throw in a bit of ground pepper to taste. Light and crisp. Never not yummy. 
    Michiana, South of the border.
  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,446
    Don't think that mayo is healthier than yogurt.  Rather that in the serving sizes for a side dish, yogurt just isn't always much much healthier.  Biggest issue with mayo is fat.  Just seems that the amount of fat in the cole slaw next to that yummy, fatty brisket or pulled pork is a minor concern.  One less bite of brisket will make up for the mayo.
    Southeast Florida - LBGE
    In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.
     
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,245
    Teefus said:
    Bride of Teefus has the best recipe out there in my book. Equal parts Marzetti Original Slaw Dressing and Apple Cider Vinegar.  Dress it light, not sloppy. Throw in a bit of ground pepper to taste. Light and crisp. Never not yummy. 
    My wife also likes the Marzetti slaw dressing. It's a little too sweet for me but it's what she likes so that is what we use most of the time. I have tried cutting it with apple cider vinegar as I prefer vinegary things (her, not so much) but the dagger eyes I would get from her stopped further use.

    One thing I add to the slaw that we both like is a nice tart green apple either in a fine dice or matchsticked.
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  • tonyledtonyled Posts: 534
    YukonRon said:
    I do a great Bleu Cheese cole slaw. If you want the recipe let me know.
    letting you know
  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 850
    HeavyG said:
    Teefus said:
    Bride of Teefus has the best recipe out there in my book. Equal parts Marzetti Original Slaw Dressing and Apple Cider Vinegar.  Dress it light, not sloppy. Throw in a bit of ground pepper to taste. Light and crisp. Never not yummy. 
    My wife also likes the Marzetti slaw dressing. It's a little too sweet for me but it's what she likes so that is what we use most of the time. I have tried cutting it with apple cider vinegar as I prefer vinegary things (her, not so much) but the dagger eyes I would get from her stopped further use.

    One thing I add to the slaw that we both like is a nice tart green apple either in a fine dice or matchsticked.
    The things we do (or stop doing) to maintain domestic tranquility  =)

    Adding an apple sounds like a good plan. We'll have to give that a try next time.
    Michiana, South of the border.
  • lerxst6lerxst6 Posts: 4
    Broccoli slaw is a nice switch too. We just buy that precut and add a little slaw dressing. We always to low on the dressing. 
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    edited July 10


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