Need a tasty, colorful side dish?  Look no further!  Broccoli slaw, made of shredded broccoli stalks, red cabbage and carrots, contain loads of vitamin C, beta-carotene and folate- nutrients that help protect your heart.  This simple dish can stand alone or be combined with tofu, chicken, salmon or pork to boost protein content.  Red or yellow bell peppers can be added for more color and nutrition.  Serve over brown rice, Japanese Soba noodles or quinoa to make a complete meal.

 

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. canola oil

1 (10 oz) bag broccoli slaw

2 green onions (scallions), cut into pieces

1 clove garlic or 1 tsp. minced garlic

1 tsp. minced ginger

1 Tbsp. sesame seed oil

1 tbsp. rice vinegar or white vinegar

2 tsp. low sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp. chopped peanuts

Dash of red pepper flakes

Chopped cilantro

 

Directions:

  1. In a large pan, add canola oil, garlic, pepper strips, ginger and broccoli slaw and saute’ over low heat.
  2. Mix the rice vinegar, sesame seed oil and soy sauce and add to the vegetables.
  3. Heat on low until vegetables are slightly soft.
  4. Add green onions cilantro, chopped nuts and pepper flakes before serving.

 

 

 

Serves 6.  Nutrition information per serving:  63 calories, 4.3 grams fat, 5 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm fiber, 2 gm protein, 0 mg cholesterol, 76 mg sodium 

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