Monday, April 30, 2012

Simple Slaw for Soft Tacos

Since this is the third time in ten days that I have made this quickie coleslaw I figured it was time to take some pictures and share the deliciousness with you all.  You know, since that’s what this blog is all about!

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I have recently discovered how fast, easy, and versatile soft shelled tacos can be.  Especially with seafood or shellfish.  Or pork, or chicken, or tofu.  Honestly any ol’ protein will pair quite nicely here.  It’s really about the crunchy, fresh, zingy slaw anyway.

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We must send a shout out to pre-chopped and bagged slaw though.  Sure, you can do this at home but really, are you going to?  I’m not.  Any slaw will do but I like broccoli slaw for it’s taste and texture.

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Fast ‘n’ Fresh Coleslaw

Yields 4 tacos/2 servings

(all measurements are approximate…adjust to suit your taste)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pre-cut coleslaw mix, broccoli slaw, or cabbage
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 small jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp plain non-fat or Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil mayonnaise

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together.  Let stand at least 15 minutes, preferably up to an hour, stirring occasionally.

Serve piled onto a corn or grain tortilla with grilled fish, sautéed prawns, pulled pork, or shredded chicken.  Or eat straight from the bowl.  Not that I’ve ever done that.

MyFitnessPal calculates this to a measly 60 calories per serving!

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Tonight’s plate included local spot prawn tails quickly sautéed in olive oil with fresh jalapeno pepper, garlic and Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute stacked on top of the coleslaw on small ancient grains tortillas with cubes of feta cheese.  Oh yes.

This entire meal was under 450 calories.

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Dinner in 20 minutes or less?  Flavour filled meal?  Room for dessert?

Win, win, win.

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1 comment:

couchto5katy said...

These would be amazing with tilapia! Or even tofu! Love your pictures. Pinning right now!