So I bought some peaches but wasn't sure what to do with them. I would have LOVED to make a gorgeous, delicious peach dessert. I've been seeing tons of them lately. I saw a blueberry peach cobbler recently that just completely made my mouth water! I don't even remember who made it, sorry!
Back to reality though, I can't be making delicious desserts like that, we're trying to focus on healthy and low calorie, right?
I also had 1/2 huge bag of coleslaw mix. So we went with Peach Slaw. This was super tasty. I LOVED the dressing! This was a super delicious salad!
I did make some changes from the recipe. I cut the amount of peppers. I think that the one red pepper was perfect.
I also cut the oil. A lot. I think it called for 1/2 cup? I had planned to put in 1/4 cup but only ended up using 2 tbsp. Seriously, it didn't need that much. I thought the pureed peaches made for a super tasty dressing.
I also cut back on the celery seed. I was scared to put in 2 tbsp. I didn't want it to over power the salad. The celery taste was good but I would much rather just have regular celery than celery seed so next time, I'll skip the celery seed and just chop up a stalk of celery.
One more thing I have a problem with. The pecans. Pecans are delicious. They rock. They are awesome in this salad. However, they also take up almost 1/2 the calories. If you are looking to add some protein in your diet, then by all means, add the pecans. But if you want an awesomely, delicious peachy salad that is low calorie, I suggest skipping the pecans. I will most likely leave them out next time.
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Peach and Pecan Slaw
Adapted from Dee Dee's Delights
1 cup pecan pieces
10 oz. coleslaw mix
5 fresh peaches, pitted and sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 tbsp. celery seed
1 cup fresh peaches, pitted and chopped
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Toast the pecans in a pan over medium heat until toasted, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly not to burn.
In a large bowl, mix the pecans, cabbage, peaches, pepper, onions and celery seed. Cover and chill for 45 minutes in the refrigerator.
In a blender or food processor, blend the 1/2 cup chopped peaches until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, mix with oil, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Chill until slaw is ready to be served, then toss with slaw to coat.
Total calories = 1574 calories
10 servings = 157 calories per serving
Korean Bulgogi Steak + Grilled Corn with Chipotle Lime Butter + Peach & Pecan Slaw = 521 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.