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Seven-Layer Slaw

Categories: Make ahead, No cook, Vegetarian
Type: Salads

Layering this healthy slaw takes a bit of extra effort, but it looks wonderfully enticing.

Serves: 10 servings


  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped peeled apples (about 1 1/2 medium)
  • 1 cup nonfat or light sour cream
  • 1 cup nonfat or reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 6 cups shredded cabbage (about 1/2 medium head)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces) frozen (thawed) green peas
  • 3/4 cup shredded nonfat or reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans

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  1. Place the lemon juice and sugar in a small bowl. Add the apples, and toss to mix. Set aside.
  2. Place the sour cream and mayonnaise in a small bowl, and stir to mix well. Set aside.
  3. Place the cabbage in a 2 1/2-quart glass serving bowl. Arrange the apple mixture in a layer over the cabbage, followed by a layer of water chestnuts and a layer of peas. Spread the sour cream mixture over the peas, and sprinkle the cheese over the sour cream. Top with a sprinkling of nuts.
  4. Cover the salad, and chill for several hours or overnight. Toss to mix well just before serving.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright � 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

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