Mexican Cilantro Slaw

"You have to learn to love cilantro - this slaw is great with pork, lamb, chicken or seafood. It is a crisp do ahead salad.Look at the calories for this slaw and it tastes great!"
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  • Mix all the ingredients.
  • Season to taste.
  • Refrigerate for up to 4 hours, covered.

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  1. Very nice....Tangy and filling. I used sui choy instead of savoy and added shredded carrot and sliced green onion. Cumin flavour is nice in this. Makes a lot
  2. Great slaw-but then I LOVE cilantro! I used bagged coleslaw and added some diced red onion to give it a little zip. Also added about 3/4 c. fat-free mayonnaise to mellow the tang of the lime juice and because we like a little creamier coleslaw. Served it with a Mexican casserole and will make it again whenever I make fajitas. Thanks for a real keeper,Bergy!
  3. People seem to love or hate cilantro. I'm on the love 'em side. I usually do not care for slaws of any kind but this attracted me due to the lime and cilantro. It beats any other slaw I've had. Easy to do and just gets better with time. The cumin is great in it as well. Thanks again Bergy
  4. More stars! OK, I can't read directions--I threw all the ingredients except the cabbage in a food processor, added some light mayo from another review, and pulsed it all together to make a dressing. FABULOUS!!! My family loved it, our guests loved it! I mixed some leftover with tuna and stuffed it into a pita--marvelous! It's just different enough but tons of flavor. Highly recommend!
  5. Very nice taste! Wonderfully different slaw, thanks ever so much for sharing. I did think it needed a little something so I added 1/4 Cup sour cream and a minced jalapeno, WOW!


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