Lime and Cilantro Coleslaw

Lime and Cilantro Coleslaw
Dairy Free Grain Free Keto Friendly Kid Friendly Low Carb Vegetarian 

Nutrition: 16 Calories

A satisfying side dish packed full of flavor. This coleslaw tastes bright and fresh from the lime and cilantro. 

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I love coleslaw!! It’s easy to make and easy to mix up the flavors depending on what kind of meal you’re having. The cabbage gives you some great crunch and texture. Add a simple dressing and you have a great side dish. This Lime and Cilantro Coleslaw goes great with many Mexican meals. Use is as a topping for tacos or serve with your enchiladas.

For many years, I chopped my coleslaw by hand, and then I got a mini food processor as a gift. Now I can whip up this quick side even faster. I like to start with the cilantro and process it until it’s very finely minced.

Put the cilantro in your mixing bowl and chop up cabbage in the food processor too. The trick when using a food processor to chop your cabbage, is to use quick pulses so the cabbage doesn’t turn to mush. 

After chopping the cabbage and cilantro add the zest and juice of one lime. I add mayonnaise or greek yogurt to make it creamy and a little salt to taste. I make the coleslaw first and let it set while I prepare the rest of dinner. The cabbage softens just a little and the flavors combine.

Lime and Cilantro Coleslaw

A satisfying side dish packed full of flavor. This coleslaw tastes bright and fresh from the lime and cilantro. 

Total Time: 10 min
Prep Time: 10 min


  • 2 cups Cabbage
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro
  • Juice and Zest of 1 Lime
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Mayonnaise or Greek Yogurt
  • Salt to taste


  1. Put the cilantro in a food processor and process until very fine, or mince with a knife. Put the cilantro in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the cabbage to the food processor and pulse until it’s finely chopped but not mush.  I have a mini food processor, so I do mine in batches.  You can also chop cabbage by hand. Add the chopped cabbage to the mixing bowl with the cilantro. 
  3. Zest the lime and add to the bowl.  And the lime juice, mayonnaise (or yogurt) and salt to taste, and stir until combined. You can serve the Cilantro Lime Coleslaw immediately or let it rest in the refrigerator. 


Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1/3 cup

Amount Per Serving:  Calories: 16,  Total Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.4g,  Cholesterol: 1.2mg, Sodium: 29.1mg, Carbohydrates: 2.2g, Fiber 0.8g, Sugars: 1g, Protein 0.5g

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