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Simple Mexican Coleslaw
Simple Mexican Coleslaw

Oh, this Ukrainian girl sure loves her cabbage. Cabbage rolls, fried cabbage and onions, it doesn’t matter what way it’s made, I love it. One of my very favorite ways to eat cabbage is in a crispy coleslaw. Pure crunchy, healthy, vegetable bliss, is what it is. (This from the girl who doesn’t really like salads.)

While I love the coleslaw’s that are covered in a thick, mayo-based dressing, I wanted something a little zippier, zestier (and healthier) than that. Thus, a simply lime and garlic dressing was the perfect fit for this salad.

There’s hardly any muss or fuss with this beauty, you can use bagged coleslaw if you want and add more carrots, you can use cabbage that you grated yourself, it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that it’s fast, incredibly healthy and delicious.

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This was my kind of salad. You know me, I’d rather be baking something sweet to eat, that’s the truth. So I’m really a slacker when it comes to meal prep time, I’ll do it, but I sure don’t love it.

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This I can do. This doesn’t make me cranky with prep, like some recipes do. I seriously wonder why I even call myself a food blogger, some days. Perhaps the better term would have been “baking blogger” because as much as I love eating savory foods, lordy do I sometimes hate the prep work.

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So if I can make this and not be cranky, so can you. This is truly a winner salad and the best part is that it’s even better when it sits overnight in the fridge to marinate. Oh, the flavors blend together beautifully and seeps right into the vegetables.

Give it a whirl and let me know what you think!

Love you more than chocolate,

Karlynn

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Simple Mexican Coleslaw

Easy and fast Mexican coleslaw, a powerhouse of healthy vegetables! (that also happens to taste delicious!)
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Salad
Cuisine
American
Servings
6
Calories
193
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 4-5 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage OR a bag of pre-shredded mixed cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and grated carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

Lime Dressing

  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Toss together the salad ingredients in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Combine the dressing ingredients together blend with a handblender. You can also just shake them together, but use 1/2 tsp garlic powder instead of cloves.
  3. Toss together all of the ingredients in the large bowl until the salad is completely covered in dressing. Serve and enjoy.
  4. This salad is even better when marinated overnight in the fridge before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 193kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 32mg, Potassium: 197mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 109%, Vitamin C: 28.5%, Calcium: 3.3%, Iron: 2.9%

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. gina Gentile says

    How do you think grilled corn would be added to this slaw? Any other suggestions for additions? Thank you!

  2. Davina says

    Whisked the dressing ingredients as written. Either my cumin or salt are old, if just needed a little “ pick- me- up”, so I whisked in a scant teaspoon of Dijon mustard, and lovely. Made this to accompany a Mexican inspired crab cake made with fresh summer corn, perfect.

  3. Merrianne Hrycin says

    From one Ukrainian girl to another… This sounds great..definitely gonna try\U0001f600

  4. Faye29 says

    I was going to make enchiladas this week and this looks like the perfect accompaniment!

    Thanks karlynn

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