Mexican Coleslaw

"I took the recipe from Cooking Light and tweaked it a little. The first time I made it by the recipe it was too tart and not spicy enough so the following is what I finally came up with."
 
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Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
8
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ingredients

  • 12 head cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 large maui onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 13 cup lime juice
  • 5 teaspoons light extra virgin olive oil
  • 34 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or 1 tablespoon sugar substitute
  • 4 jalapenos, seeded and thinly sliced
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directions

  • Combine the cabbage, onion, cilantro and jalapeños in a salad bowl and set aside.
  • Combine the lime juice, olive oil, sea salt and sugar and whisk until the sugar and salt are dissolved, then pour over the cabbage mixture and serve immediately.
  • I do not like this dish as a leftover, it loses it's crispness and clean taste.

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Reviews

  1. Eldeevee
    This was a great accompaniment to the quesadillas I served it with. I did make a change due to the quality of the limes that I bought to make this recipe - they were very dry so I used the juice of a lemon to bring up the quantity of juice I needed. I also used a vadalia onion instead of the maui. We all enjoyed this recipe and it will be on rotation with my Mexican dishes. Thanks for posting a new favourite.
     
  2. Your Gourmet Girlfriend
    Excellent as is!!! Thanks for posting :O)
     
  3. Cook4_6
    My BFF made this at a party she hosted tonight and it was very tasty. Next time I might add just a smidge more lime -- because I love it. I have heard this is fabulous on a soft shell with grilled tilapia pieces as a fish taco.
     
  4. Anita R.
    This was perfect served with tamales and avocado slices. I made a few changes so I could use what I had on hand. I used grape seed oil instead of olive oil and pickled jalapenos instead of fresh. I also used slaw that had shredded carrots in it. Gave it a nice color. I omitted the onion.
     
  5. Foodie Toodie
    This coleslaw is tangy with a bite and incredibly delicious. I make Baracoa tacos, pile this on instead of lettuce, and top with sliced radishes and Queso Fresco crumbles. So good!
     
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Tweaks

  1. Anita R.
    This was perfect served with tamales and avocado slices. I made a few changes so I could use what I had on hand. I used grape seed oil instead of olive oil and pickled jalapenos instead of fresh. I also used slaw that had shredded carrots in it. Gave it a nice color. I omitted the onion.
     
  2. carseatcrazy
    The only kind of coleslaw my hubby will eat! I've made this for several family reunions/dinners and it got rave reviews. We like super-spicy food, so I usually use a yellow onion instead of a sweet onion. I also usually add a bit of ground cumin to the dressing. We don't mind eating this dish leftover the next day, but one day is our limit. When I make this ahead-of-time for reunions, I just keep the shredded veggies separate from the dressing and toss it all together at our destination, just before meal time.
     

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