Doctor Oz brought the Kitchen Diva (Angela Medearis) onto the Dr Oz television show to teach us how to make healthy buttermilk recipes.  Buttermilk sounds unhealthy, and so I always assumed that you should avoid buttermilk while on a diet… I guess it is because of the word “butter” in buttermilk.  But there is no butter in buttermilk, and in fact there are live microorganisms in buttermilk, somewhat like yogurt, which makes buttermilk great for helping boost you immune system and for helping in the process of digestion.

Kitchen Diva’s Southwestern Coleslaw & Creamy Buttermilk Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups shredded green cabbage

1 ½ cups shredded red cabbage

1 cup shredded carrots

¼ cup finely sliced green onions

1 ½ cups shredded jicama

1 tbsp lemon juice

¼ cup cider vinegar

1/8 cup sugar substitute

½ tbsp organic honey

1 tsp salt

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

½ cup low-fat olive oil or canola mayonnaise

¼ cup buttermilk

½ tbsp coarse-grained mustard

Directions:

1.  Mix together the green and red cabbage, green onions and carrots.

2.  In another bowl, mix together the jicama, lemon juice and vinegar.

3.  In another bowl, mix the honey, pepper, salt, sugar substitute, onion powder and garlic powder.

4.  Pour the sweet mixture over the cabbage mixture and toss well. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

5.  In another bowl, mix the mayo, buttermilk and mustard.

6.  Mix the mayo mixture into the coleslaw and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour.  Based on my own personal experience, coleslaw is always the best when made a day in advance.

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