Jalapeno Cilantro Coleslaw Recipe with Lime Vinaigrette

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Bring a little Tex-Mex influence and HEAT  to homemade coleslaw! Loaded with green and purple cabbage, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, green onions, and orange carrots, this coleslaw recipe is both delicious AND pretty!

Jalapeno Cilantro Coleslaw Recipe with a lime vinaigrette

Homemade Coleslaw with a KICK!

I met my husband years ago, during our starving college days.  We weren’t all that picky about the foods we ate. They needed to be cheap, plentiful, and preferably available at 3 AM on delivery. Fast forward a couple of decades and our taste buds have definitely matured.

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Homemade Coleslaw

Why Make Homemade Coleslaw with No Mayo

For years, the only homemade coleslaw recipe I saw with laden with mayonnaise.  While tasty, they have their drawbacks. I don’t really like leaving recipes with mayonnaise out on the picnic table for fear of food poisoning.  They are also not all that healthy. You can skip the mayonnaise in this jalapeno cilantro coleslaw recipe and make an easy homemade lime vinaigrette instead!

How to Store Jalapeno Cilantro Coleslaw  

Because this coleslaw recipe doesn’t have any mayonnaise, it stores better than a traditional coleslaw.  To maximize the shelf life of your cilantro coleslaw, refrigerate it in airtight containers. Properly stored, this coleslaw will last for about 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.  

Lime Vinaigrette

How to Make Lime Vinaigrette

Lime Vinaigrette is an easy and delicious addition to your homemade coleslaw recipe.  Just squeeze a couple of limes into some olive oil. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes, black pepper, salt, garlic and honey.  Whisk it together and voila! The perfect addition to your healthy coleslaw recipe!

Jalapeno Cilantro Coleslaw Recipe with Lime Vinaigrette

Jalapeno Cilantro Coleslaw Recipe with Lime Vinaigrette

This jalapeno cilantro coleslaw recipe with lime vinaigrette is the perfect healthy side dish to your next BBQ or summer party.  Full of garlic, jalapenos, and cilantro and tossed with a zesty burst of lime juice and olive oil.

Yield: 8 cups

Jalapeno Cilantro Coleslaw Recipe with Lime Vinaigrette

Jalapeno Cilantro Coleslaw Recipe with Lime Vinaigrette

This jalapeno cilantro coleslaw recipe with lime vinaigrette is the perfect healthy side dish to your next BBQ or summer party.  Full of garlic, jalapenos, and cilantro and tossed with a zesty burst of lime juice and olive oil. 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • FOR THE COLESLAW
  • 3 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 2 cups thinly sliced purple cabbage
  • 3 carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, finely diced
  • FOR THE LIME VINAIGRETTE
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons honey
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the shredded and chopped vegetables in a large bowl and toss to mix.
  2. Combine all vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl and whisk.
  3. Pour the lime vinaigrette over the coleslaw and toss to mix.
  4. Chill if desired

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 285 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 221mg Carbohydrates: 18g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 11g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
Nutrition Information not always accurate

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Comments

  1. Enjoyed it very much, but not exactly a low carb diet salad for those on a low carb diet. Any suggestions of lowering carbs plse for my son?
  2. It's so refreshing! I love it. I made a smaller version of it. (ther's only me) Absolutely delish!! this recipe will be my 'go to' recipe. I can just imagine using this recipe for my tacos or even over sliced tomatoes instead of a salad. Thank you for a new fresh way to have cool salad this summer.

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