Cooking / Salads/Soups

Parmesan Ranch Slaw

Trader Joe’s has a parmesan ranch dressing that they claim is low fat.  It doesn’t taste low fat, which is why I had no problem drenching my slaw with it.  Just toss some broccoli slaw with diced bell peppers and that dressing and you have a great picnic side.  Halved cherry ‘maters would work well, too.  I amped up the parmesan flavor of the dressing by also adding shaved parmesan.  If you can’t get to a Trader Joe’s to find this specific dressing, using regular old Hidden Valley ranch and fresh parm will get you the same flavor.

Slaw is an all-American dish.  A cookout is simply not the same without it so it had to be present for our 4th of July celebration.  Using a bottled salad dressing was a much easier way to make a slaw than if I had made a dressing of mayo and vinegar.  There are so many more ingredients involved in regular slaw.  Who wants to deal with that?  This only took about 3 minutes to make so instead of being stuck in the kitchen, I was able to join my friends on the roof for the 4th of July festivities.

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