Ginger-Lime Cole Slaw

"This is a light, non-mayonnaise based, slaw that's a little different than the ordinary cole slaw. It's especially good when paired with bbq food or fish and chips."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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  • Chill cabbage, carrots, onions and cilantro.
  • Combine and wisk lime juice, sugar, oil, ginger, salt and pepper to taste and red pepper (optional) in a small bowl.
  • Place all other ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Toss the salad with the dressing.
  • Refrigerate salad 10 minutes before serving.

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  1. Excellent recipe as is. My family likes mayo based coleslaw so I made a few changes. I omitted the oil and added 3-4 Tablespoons mayo. Also added 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar. We absolutely love it!!
  2. Wonderful recipe! Served with grilled halibut. I used 1/4 of fresh jalepeno, finely minced, instead of red pepper flakes. This is my new favorite coleslaw. Thanks!
  3. Just outstanding, so delish. Great alternative to mayo based slaws that can't stay out during a cookout. A new must have for my summer recipe box.
  4. Used green and red cabbage, and shredded a carrot instead of cutting them into matchsticks. No cilantro for me, as it tastes like soap, but I did use a bit of flat-leaf parsley. Also added a 1/2 tsp. of sesame oil to the dressing mix. Very nice! And it'll go very well with my pulled pork sliders for dinner tonight. Thanks!
  5. This is my new go-to cole slaw recipe. It has a fresh, flavorful taste. I sw=erved it with a coconut-shrimp and rice dish which was a great combination!


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