Buttermilk Coleslaw

  • Yield 8 servings

Using sugar substitutes and low-fat ingredients make this a healthier take on a picnic side classic.

"I'm from New Orleans, a Hurricane Katrina evacuee, now living in Arkansas. My new neighbors at the apartment complex here in Hot Springs love this slaw."


1 cup raisins
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 to 2 tablespoon sugar or sugar substitute, such as Splenda
1 cup 1% low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 (16-ounce) package shredded coleslaw mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine raisins, orange juice, lemon juice and sugar in a large bowl; stir to blend. Let stand 5 minutes to slightly soften raisins.
  2. Add buttermilk and mayonnaise and stir until well blended. Add coleslaw mix and toss until well blended. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours before serving. Season with salt and pepper.

 —Recipe by Mary Jaskolka, Hot Springs, Ark.



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