Red Cabbage Slaw With Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

Cabbage is one of those "gassy" vegetables. However, much of the gas that is produced from these vegetables is produced by the bacteria in the colon, the location of which rules out the notion that the gas will migrate back to the stomach and place pressure on the LES. This creamy slaw tastes as good as more fat-filled versions. The red cabbage will turn the dressing pink. If you like your slaw a more usual color, switch to green cabbage. And if you prefer your salad less dressed, use less dressing or more cabbage. It's an easily modified recipe.

  • 6 cups finely shredded red cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts (as tolerated)

  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (as tolerated)
  • Juice of 1 lemon, about 1/4 cup (as tolerated)
  • Salt to taste
  1. Place cabbage, carrots, and scallions, in a large bowl and toss to combine. Set aside
  2. In a separate bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and whisk well to combine
  3. Pour half this dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss well, adding more if needed, to desired consistency