Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Creamy Ranch Slaw

Need a light side dish for summer?

Creamy Ranch Slaw is easy to make, low calorie, and sure to please a crowd!  This slaw is dressed with a lite homemade ranch-style dressing.  The taste is perfect for the salad which has some added crunch with celery and carrots.  A winning combination to the ranch dressing.

It's a perfect side dish for hamburgers, hot dogs, or grilled chicken. I recently served it at a beach picnic with my BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches.  The cool flavor and crunchy texture was just perfect with the sandwich.  In fact, MGG ate 2nds right out of the mason jar!

This is a great salad to take along to a picnic, potluck, or any event.  I packed ours in my favorite Italian canning jars.  I just love them!  They are the perfect size for salads, fruits, or sauces.  I use them often to pack take along foods, being so convenient and leak proof with the lid.  Try them when you need the perfect food carrier.  Just make sure to pack it well and keep it in a cooler, or insulated bag with some freezer packs to keep it cold.

It's best eaten the same day, but will keep in the frig for another day without getting too soggy.  You may lose some of the crunch, but the flavor holds up well.  You can also make this ahead of time and keep the salad and dressing separate until ready to serve.  

Such a great summer side dish, I hope you try this soon.  Simple ingredients that carry a flavor punch...just delishhh!

Creamy Ranch Slaw

Serves 8

½ c light mayo
1/3 c plain low-fat yogurt
1/3 c 2% milk
1 T apple cider vinegar
1 t onion powder
¾ t garlic powder
¼ t salt
¼ t pepper
6 c cabbage, shredded
3 -4 stalks celery, sliced
2-3 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 T fresh parsley, roughly chopped

In a medium bowl, mix together the mayo, yogurt, milk, and vinegar with a whisk until smooth and incorporated.  Add onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, stir until mixed well. 

In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, celery, and carrots.  Pour dressing over the vegetables and toss.  Add parsley and toss lightly. 

Note: Fill mason jars with salad for a take along side dish.  Keep cold in a cooler or insulated bag with freezer packs. 

Recipe shared on :  Sunflower Supper Club - weekend potluck


  1. I love a good slaw. Thank you for sharing this one.

  2. This sounds so good Beth! I love ranch dressing and this sounds delicious, as well as your BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches. Thanks so much for sharing at the Weekend Potluck. We'd love for you to link back to our party for the chance for this to be featured. Have a great week!

    1. Hi Kim, that for the compliments. I've linked back to your Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much for hosting!

  3. Oh, this sounds wonderful Saw your link on Country Momma Cooks. I am pinning for future use. :) I am a Southern girl, too (South Carolina). I would love for you to drop by my blog, if you have the time.

  4. I love the idea of ranch dressing on slaw as something different, and the mason jar makes it look even more appealing!

  5. Looks delicious, healthy, and low cal... trifecta. Thanks for sharing your slaw on foodie friday.

  6. Sounds good wish I could print the recipe



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