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Creamy Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

by Milisa on July 25, 2011

Creamy Cilantro Lime Cole Slaw

realized I had only been posting dessert recipes and thought maybe Y’all would like to see some real food for a change.  Oh, I’ve been cooking up plenty of meat and potatoes but capturing photos has been eluding me.  I loved this coleslaw and knew I had to share it.  I’m not sure if I have mentioned before, but growing up my Grandparents owned a catfish restaurant that my folks took over when I was about 15.  My brother and I worked at the restaurant after school to help out.  One of my jobs was to make the coleslaw.  I’ve wondered sometimes how many pounds or tons of coleslaw that I’ve made. We had a big shredding machine that we pressed the cabbage and carrots through, like an industrial food processor of sorts.  I consider that I have shredded my share of cabbage and carrots, so I always by the pre-shredded slaw mix in the bag. It saves me a little time and it’s good.  This is a little different spin on coleslaw than I usually make but it turned out really flavorful and my son declared that I always make the best slaw.  He knows how to make me smile!  Slaw goes so well with so many different kinds of meals.  I love to serve it with fish, on my barbecue sandwiches and with fried chicken to name a few.  What’s your favorite side dish?

Creamy Cilantro Lime Coleslaw


  • 14 oz slaw mix
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • juice from 1/2 lime about 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Mix slaw mix and cilantro together in a large bowl, set aside.

In a medium size bowl, add mayo, sour cream, milk and lime juice and whisk together until smooth.  Whisk in sugar and garlic salt.  Pour over slaw mix, stirring until cabbage is well coated.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 3o minutes, stir again before serving.




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Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook July 25, 2011 at 7:12 pm

You can never have too many dessert recipes! But this slaw recipe is a welcome addition :) Hope you are keeping cool in this heat! (Which I think you are with those delicious ice cream recipes you are posting!)


Milisa July 25, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I’m with you Chris, never too many desserts!


DJ July 25, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Your picture says it all , looks so fresh and good. I will have to try this. but I guess I will grind my own sence it ‘s in season now. Thanks missy.


Milisa July 25, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Well if it comes right out of the garden, then sure I’ll take it over the bagged stuff any day!


Allison July 25, 2011 at 9:37 pm

This would be a great side for grilled chicken fajitas. As for my favorite side dish, that would be all the side dishes served at Thanksgiving. Who needs a turkey when the sweet potatoes and green beans are so good!


Milisa July 25, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I agree, Thanksgiving sides are the best!


Courtney July 26, 2011 at 9:31 am

No pictures of meat and potatoes? At least we get this yummy recipe! I just recently tried coleslaw again and now I love it!! :)


Milisa July 26, 2011 at 9:43 am

Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you like it, I am kind of picky about coleslaw, but I love it!


Adrienne Boswell July 26, 2011 at 2:20 pm

It’s always fun to find another recipe for coleslaw as cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables, year round. I was at a hole in the wall Salvadorian restaurant over the weekend and had a spicy coleslaw that I just loved. Your recipe looks wonderful and will make a great contribution to my growing collection of coleslaw recipes.


Milisa July 26, 2011 at 9:10 pm

A Salvadorian restaurant sounds so interesting, I’ve never been to one. Thanks for adding my coleslaw recipe to your collection.


Adrienne Boswell July 27, 2011 at 3:12 am

Oh, you’ve got to find a Salvadorian restaurant near you. IMHO, they make Mexican food cry for mercy, with such wonderful things as pupusas (flat cornmeal pancake thingy stuffed with cheese, beans and meat), machaca (similar to stew with eggs scrambled in, great with plain or used for stuffing tacos, burritos, etc), and tamales made with banana leaves instead of corn husks.


Adrienne Boswell July 27, 2011 at 4:40 am

I hope you don’t mind, I copied your recipe to my blog and gave you full credit, including microdata for search engines. If you do not want this, please let me know and I’ll take it down. If I don’t hear from you within a week, I will assume that I have permission. Okay?


Milisa July 27, 2011 at 6:26 am

That’s fine! Thanks.


Kim in MD July 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Too many desserts? Is there such a thing? ;-) I do love coleslaw, and your recipe looks delicious, Milisa! I think you have earned the right to buy packaged coleslaw! :-)


Milisa July 26, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Don’t worry Kim, I already have more desserts lined up!


DessertForTwo July 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm

How perfect! We’re pulling up our cabbage this week! And we LOVE cilantro :)


Milisa July 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm

My cabbage is just starting to take off, your garden is so much further along than mine! I know you will enjoy your bounty!


carolinaheartstrings July 27, 2011 at 6:28 am

I love lime in anything and I just cannot wait to try this recipe out. Looks like the perfect creaminess. Yum.


Milisa July 27, 2011 at 6:45 am

I really liked how creamy it turned out, it would go so well with so many dishes.


Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} July 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

That is so funny…I feel like I’ve been posting tons of desserts too! Of course, you can never have too much dessert but this slaw looks delish!


Shelby July 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm

There is nothing better than a GOOD coleslaw. I love the flavors here (of course I’m a cilantro/lime freak) and will HAVE to make this one soon!


Milisa July 28, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Shelby, I hope you like it, I am becoming a cilantro/lime freak too!


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