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Close-up view of Cilantro Lime Slaw in a glass bowl

Cilantro Lime Slaw for Tacos and More!


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 3 cups slaw 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This yummy cilantro-lime slaw tastes amazing as a side dish, or spooned into tacos, burrito bowls, and more! 


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups coleslaw mix or shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/41/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 12 tsp. honey or agave (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper (more or less, to taste)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine coleslaw mix (or green cabbage), purple cabbage, 1/4 cup cilantro, lime juice, 1 tsp. honey (if using), salt, and pepper.
  2. Stir to combine well. (The slaw may still look a bit dry. Don’t add more liquid yet!)
  3. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes on the counter or in the refrigerator. (The cabbage will soften, and the mixture will get “juicier”)
  4. Stir again and taste. Add additional cilantro, salt, pepper, honey, or lime juice to taste.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 2 days. (Slaw will continue to soften in the refrigerator.)

Notes

MIX IT UP! TRY ONE OF THESE YUMMY VARIATIONS ON OUR CILANTRO LIME SLAW.

  • ADD A SPOONFUL OF YOGURT OR MAYO. If you prefer your cilantro lime slaw creamy, add a spoonful or two of mayo or plain yogurt to the mixture.
  • ADD A PINCH OF CHILI POWDER. A little pinch of chili powder adds a smoky note that’s really nice with the cilantro and lime!
  • ADD A LITTLE GREEN ONION. For another savory note, you can add some thinly sliced green onion to the slaw.
  • ADD SOME JALAPEÑO. Or, try adding a bit of kick with a bit of minced or thinly sliced jalapeño!
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

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