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This Mexican coleslaw recipe is the perfect, healthy coleslaw for all your spring and summer festivities!
Mexican coleslaw is light, refreshing, and has just a slight tang to it from the lime juice. It’s perfect for tacos, burgers, and just about any spring or summer foods you need a good sidedish for. It has lots of crunch and your guests will definitely want seconds.
Mexican Coleslaw For Tacos
If you’ve never put fresh coleslaw on your tacos, you’re missing out! Tacos made with coleslaw instead of lettuce or some other green are so fresh tasting! It adds a level of flavor that other greens just cannot provide.
How To Make Coleslaw Without Mayo
At the risk of stating the obvious, you don’t put any mayo in your coleslaw. Ha! But seriously, coleslaw doesn’t need mayo. Made with other dressings, coleslaw can be just as tasty without the added fats.
How Bad Is Coleslaw For You?
On the contrary, coleslaw can be very healthy for you! Cabbage and carrots and other whole-food ingredients make for a delicious salad. For low carb folks, cabbage and mayo is a perfect combination (although you may want to cut back on, or cut out, the carrots completely as they can add up in carbs. For those who aren’t low carb, a good coleslaw made without mayo is perfectly healthy. It’s just veggies! And aside from that, if you find a clean and healthy mayo, it’s totally fine in moderation. So enjoy that homemade coleslaw!
That being said, the store-bought variety has a lot of garbage in it. So that stuff, you may want to go easy on…
What Goes With Coleslaw
You can pair all kinds of foods with coleslaw!
- As a side salad for summer foods.
- On burgers
- In sandwiches
- All by itself as a salad!
How Long Does Fresh Coleslaw Last?
Never leave coleslaw out of the fridge for longer than 2 hours. Particularly if it has mayo, but even without it. But if it’s safely kept in the fridge, it will last from 3-5 days in a food-safe container.
How To Shred Cabbage For Coleslaw
If you aren’t sure how to shred cabbage properly, here’s a video on Youtube that will walk you through the process.
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Mexican Coleslaw Recipe
Mexican Coleslaw Recipe
- 2 cups green, shredded cabbage
- 2 cup red, shredded cabbage
- 2 cups grated carrots
- ¼ cup chopped, fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
- ½ tsp. ground cumin
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- ¼ tsp. salt (or more to taste)
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the slaw ingredients.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Some folks may want to add a little oil just for texture and mouthfeel. If you do, try 1-2 tbsp. But it’s not a necessary addition. I did not use it.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss.
- Serve with your favorite Mexican dishes!