Cilantro Coleslaw

This cilantro coleslaw is fresh, crisp and full of flavor! As is or on tacos… there’s no wrong way to enjoy this slaw! Calling all cilantro lovers! [this post contains affiliate links.]

The other night I introduced my daughter’s to a classic 80’s movie.

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My personal favorite, Can’t Buy Me Love. Gah! How I love that movie! The suede suit, the African Anteater Ritual, when Cindy Mancini dumps the shake on Brent’s (or whatever his name was) head… Oh! and did I mention the outfits?! Holy moly! High waisted  shorts, cropped shirts and ankle boots… my girls could hardly tell that the movie was made almost 30 years ago because that is the current fashion of 2016. The old Doritos bag and the crimped hair did eventually clue them in though. When I told them I was seven when the movie came out, they couldn’t even fathom.

Ps. I still want to be Cindy Mancini.

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Speaking of chips, dips and dorks. ..this slaw! Crispy, crunchy, cilantro-y, light, refreshing, healthy and pretty. Can I squeeze in another adjective here? Oh-muh-goodness it’s so delicious and perfect, and the dressing is easy and fresh.

If you love cilantro like I like cilantro, then you will love this quick and easy cilantro coleslaw in your life!

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Like any slaw, there needs to be a dressing. The dressing I make for this is 3 ingredients. THREE! Fresh lime juice, agave and olive oil. For a creamy version add a tablespoon  or two of mayonnaise to the dressing.

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I make the dressing in the bottom of the bowl I’m using, then I just throw in the veggies. Both green and purple cabbage, julienned carrots (I use this peeler) [affiliate], sliced green onions and a whole lot of coarsely chopped fresh cilantro.

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Then toss. I then taste test and season with a small pinch of salt and chow down.

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I made this to go with our dinner (another recipe I’ll be sharing with you soon) but truthfully it’s delicious all on it’s own. Haileigh and I both had bowls earlier in the afternoon and then I had an extra bowl with my dinner. So dang good!

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Cilantro Coleslaw

Crispy, crunchy, cilantro-y, light, refreshing, healthy and pretty. Can I squeeze in another adjective here? Oh-muh-goodness it's so delicious and perfect, and the dressing is easy and fresh.

If you love cilantro like I like cilantro, then you will love this quick and easy cilantro coleslaw in your life!

Yield: about 5 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Vinaigrette:

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1-1/2 teaspoons agave (or sugar)

2 tablespoons olive oil

Slaw:

2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage

2 cups thinly sliced purple cabbage

2 carrots, peeled and julienned

3 green onions, sliced thin on an angle

1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro

kosher salt, to taste

Directions:

Add the lime juice and agave into a large bowl and slowly pour in the olive oil while whisking.

Next, add in the cabbages, carrots, green onions and cilantro. Toss to combine, taste and season with salt as desired.

Serve immediately.

Note: if making this slaw in advance, keep the dressing separate. Refrigerate until ready to toss together and serve.

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3 Responses to “Cilantro Coleslaw”

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    Kindra — September 12, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Hilarious post. Man, I love that movie too. I finally got a VW Cabrio when I was 30, about 14 years too late. And now I’m 43 (womp, womp).

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    AmberS — February 22, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    This movie is on regular rotation in my Netflix queue. Love it! Can’t wait to try the slaw.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 24th, 2017 @ 8:23 am

      I could never get sick of that movie!! I hope you enjoy the recipe, Amber!

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