Enjoy this crunchy, refreshing alternative to mayonnaise-based coleslaw on a taco or on the side.

Stacy Fraser
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place cabbage and carrots in a colander; rinse thoroughly with cold water to crisp. Let drain for 5 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk cilantro, vinegar, oil and salt in a large bowl. Add cabbage and carrots; toss well to coat.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Toss again to refresh just before serving.

Tip: To make this coleslaw even faster, use a coleslaw mix containing cabbage and carrots from the produce section of the supermarket.

Nutrition Facts

53 calories; 3.6 g total fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 97 mg sodium. 159 mg potassium; 5.1 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 0.9 g protein; 3542 IU vitamin a iu; 21 mg vitamin c; 27 mcg folate; 28 mg calcium; 9 mg magnesium;

Reviews (19)

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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2019
Not sure people get that is a topper not a main course this is what Mexican restaurants use to add variety to texture our local restaurant adds bell paper and celery so did I. I could add this to my meals daily and not even feel guilty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2018
I'm not sure that some of these reviewers have had Mexican cole slaw before. Not everything labeled Mexican is hot and spicy. I've had this many times in Mexican restaurants along with the traditional chips and salsa. It's not spicy. I might go along with adding just a bit of red onion but this is the real deal here in the West. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/09/2017
needs work --- not spicy enough --- try adding some red onion or green onions maybe some pico de gallo &/or please some kind of chili flakes hot sauce adobo sauce with jalapeño peppers ---- something! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2014
Quick & Easy Quick to make... I added a pinch of pepper flakes to add a little spice. I have passed along to friends and family that like to eat healthy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2013
Used the pre-made bag of cabbage added salsa instead of diced tomatoes and added jalapenos....DELICIOUS! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2013
Love it! We love this as is. But for those looking for a little sweetness we tried adding jicama to it yesterday. I thought it was a nice addition and all three kids loved it that way. Pros: Great alternative to mayo filled coleslaw Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/02/2012
Nothing Special What makes this Mexican the cilantro? We found it so boring! I took the reviews of others and added tomatoes jalapeno and a little lime now that made it Mexican and so much better! Pros: It's the base for add ins Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2012
Nice change to regular or asian slaw Like others I added radishes grated carrots and artificial sweetener. Pros: Easy! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2012
Great Tex Mex side Great side dish! We love Asian/Sesame Coleslaw and now love the Tex Mex version! We added 2 diced partly seeded jalapenos (we love spice) cumin and some zero calorie sweetener. We had shrimp tacos with it but next time could put it right inside the taco! Pros: No mayo easy quick Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2012
Delsih! This was simple and delicious. Oh my goodness SO good. Much better tahn we expected and will make again. Pros: Easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2011
Best ever non-mayo slaw I add thinly sliced green onion. This is a one of my standard recipes for slaw and I use it regularly in my Cafe. Pros: Light and fresh- no mayo Cons: none Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Great for summer picnics and potlucks (no mayo egg dairy). I add radishes a little lime juice and some cumin to make it a bit more flavorful. Not only great with Tex-Mex even compliments Asian Turkey Burgers. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Really good flavor nice and light. Definitely better with a good squeeze of lime juice and some cumin as earlier reviewer mentioned. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
very easy and refreshing low in calories also Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I loved the recipe. Reminds me of home. I would consider using champagne or apple cidar vinegar instead of rice vinegar and grapeseed oil instead of olive oil (it brings out the flavor of the cilantro cabbage and carrots more. Toss in just a bit of black pepper and if you prefer just a bit of spice a pinch of red chili powder (usually comes in mild hot and very hot). Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
love this recipe no mayo I am there...very delicious... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I add chopped tomatoes and mild diced jalapenos to this coleslaw. I don't add the cilantro until shortly before serving. It's a delicious recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Yuuuuummy! New favorite slaw recipe! Per another reviewer I added a little cumin fresh lime juice & extra cilantro....& also shredded radishes. The flavor is sooo good. I would have never thought to put cilantro in slaw (although we love it) but it is fabulous! Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/29/2011
Horrible This recipe was so bad we ended up throwing it away. Everyone tried it and no one liked it. The cilantro was overpowering and the base texture was unappetizing. Pros: None Cons: disliked flavor and texure Read More