This Mexican Slaw joins the other slaw’s that we’ve made, like our Asian Slaw and Coleslaw. It’s a perfect slimming and weight watchers friendly side dish to enjoy no matter what weight loss plan you’re following.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
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How many calories are in this Mexican Slaw?
There are 85 calories in this Mexican Slaw, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.
It’s perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
How Weight Watchers Friendly is this Mexican Slaw?
There are zero Points in this Mexican Slaw, so it’s an ideal accompaniment when following the Weight Watchers plan.
How do you make this Mexican Slaw?
There are two ways to make the base of this Mexican Slaw, the easy way or the hard way.
Mexican Slaw – the easy way
Let’s start with the easy way. You can get the slaw base mix from Asda, where it comes as part of a Ranch Salad Kit. 1 pack will serve 2 people.
In the pack, you get the slaw, some ranch dressing and bacon bits. You can save the bacon bits and Ranch dressing for another time, but don’t forget to work out the calories, Points and any other nutritional values before you use them.
Just make the dressing and stir it in to the slaw mix.
Mexican Slaw – the ‘proper’ way
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The harder way is to mandolin all of the ingredients yourself. This Syn Free Mexican Slaw isn’t difficult if you have a mandolin mind!
If you’re scared of slicing off your fingers, you could always buy a pair of cut-resistant gloves to protect your fingers too.
Next up is the dressing & the most important bit is the lime juice. It gives this Syn Free Mexican Slaw zing and balances the sweetness and heat perfectly.
It’s important that you let the slaw sit in the dressing for 5-10 minutes. Otherwise, you won’t get the full flavour effect.
This Mexican Slaw goes SO well with our Chizza!
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