Easy Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

Easy Cilantro Lime Coleslaw - Food & Nutrition Magazine - Stone Soup
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It’s time for a change in your normal coleslaw routine. While traditional recipes are delicious, coleslaw can take on a different personality by switching up the dressing. Easy Cilantro Lime Coleslaw - Shredded cabbage, the main ingredient in coleslaw, has a light, peppery taste that pairs well with bolder flavors like cilantro and lime, or even a little cayenne pepper. It’s a flavor combination that tastes good all by itself or as a topping for fish tacos or barbecue sandwiches.

Easy Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

Serves 6


  • Juice of 2 limes (about ⅓ cup)
  • ⅓ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ½ cup chopped, fresh cilantro
  • 1 14-ounce bag fresh coleslaw mix (about 7 cups)


For the dressing, in a 1-cup liquid measuring cup, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt and cayenne pepper until smooth and well mixed.

In a large bowl, toss together the coleslaw mix and chopped cilantro. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw-cilantro mix and mix well. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Goes very well with fish tacos!

Cooking Notes

  • Fresh coleslaw mix usually contains fresh shredded cabbage and carrots
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Marie Dittmer, MA, RDN is the founder and owner of HealthyIdeasPlace.com where she shares healthy recipes and nutrition articles.