Mexican Coleslaw

Mexican Coleslaw

16 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

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

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 6 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage, (about 1/2 head) (see Tip)
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and grated carrots, (2-3 medium)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

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  1. Place cabbage and carrots in a colander; rinse thoroughly with cold water to crisp. Let drain for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk cilantro, vinegar, oil and salt in a large bowl. Add cabbage and carrots; toss well to coat.
  • 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 information

  • Serving size: generous 1 cup
  • Per serving: 53 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 27 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3542 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 28 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 97 mg sodium; 159 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (50% daily value), Vitamin C (30% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat

Reviews 16

June 04, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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.
April 03, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Used the pre-made bag of cabbage, added salsa instead of diced tomatoes and added jalapenos....DELICIOUS!
January 08, 2013
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By: HungryHawkeye
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
July 02, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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
June 03, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Nice change to regular or asian slaw Like others I added radishes, grated carrots and artificial sweetener. Pros: Easy!
March 18, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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
February 16, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Delsih! This was simple and delicious. Oh my goodness, SO good. Much better tahn we expected and will make again. Pros: Easy
November 05, 2011
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By: I-Cook 4 U
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
August 30, 2011
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By: med4012
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