mexican cilantro slaw

mexican cilantro slaw

prep time: 20 minutes
cook time: 20 minutes
ready in: 40 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 1 cup each


  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (or to taste)
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed and cut into julienne slices
  • 1/3 cup red onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced (or pressed)
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon water

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Place the cabbage, cilantro, red pepper, onion and chilies in a glass or stainless steel bowl.
  2. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the rest of the ingredients. Shake well.
  3. Pour the dressing over the slaw, and toss to coat well.
  4. Marinate refrigerated, tightly covered with plastic wrap, for at least 12 hours, tossing frequently.
  5. Drain, and serve well chilled.

per serving: 35 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 3g sugars, 1g protein