Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw

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"This recipe is very flexible, meaning that I rarely remember to put all of the same ingredients/proportions in twice, and it still tastes great."

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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Whisk mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice, rice vinegar, garlic, sweet chili sauce, and sugar in a large bowl, stirring to dissolve sugar. Mix cilantro and red onion into dressing. Stir cabbage into dressing mixture, about 1 cup at a time, until all cabbage is coated.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Taste the dressing before adding the vegetables; tweak dressing ingredient amounts if desired, based on what you're serving with the slaw. For Asian wonton tacos, for instance, I add more sweet chili sauce and rice vinegar. For fish tacos, I usually add more lime rind and juice. Sometimes I supplement some of the mayo with sour cream. You can use chopped green chili in place of the sweet chili sauce. If you choose to do this, double the amount of sugar. The lime rind is not essential. You can omit it if you only have bottled lime juice on hand.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 03, 2013

So awesome! Two of my favorites: cilantro and lime. I tried to be cute and measure out the ingredients, but why bother; this recipe is fool proof. I omitted the chili sauce, and added some grated carrot. Oh! I also used the "juice" from a jar of pickled jalapenos in place of the rice vinegar and served the jalapenos on the side. I just served it with some fried pork chops this time, but I bet this would be AWESOME on a pulled pork sandwich. :-) Thanks for posting!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 28, 2014

Its a good alternative to regular Slaw, But I will add more Lime and cilantro to make it a bit zestier

 
Aug 09, 2013

Perfect - just what I was looking for. :) However, I used plain yogurt instead of mayo, and did not have chili sauce. The flavor is even better the second day, so if you can, make the dressing ahead of time. The veggies get too soggy if you make the whole thing a day ahead.

 
May 31, 2013

Made this and took half batches to 2 different get togethers. Everyone loved it! The cilantro and lime were a happy change to a normal mayo coleslaw.

 
May 07, 2013

We really enjoyed this different take on coleslaw! I thought it could use some salt, but that's my personal preference. This was nice, creamy and flavorful...I will be making this again! Thanks for sharing. :)

 
Sep 03, 2013

This was so great! I didn't measure, I used yogurt instead of mayo, spicy chili garlic paste instead of sweet chili sauce and I used a few scallions instead of red onion...it was excellent!

 
Aug 09, 2013

Loved this. Really fresh tasting. It's great as is, but I added a bit more lime and liked it even better.

 
Jun 15, 2014

Delicious and so fresh!! I used Napa cabbage, added freshly grated carrots and thinly sliced radishes because my husband loves radishes. Perfect side for Asian Pork Ribs in "Big Green Egg" cookbook! I agree that this is a no fail recipe. Definite keeper!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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