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Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw is the prefect side dish for summer cookouts, taco night and more. Cool and crunchy cabbage slaw with a creamy lime and cilantro dressing.

If you are looking for a quick side dish Homemade Coleslaw is just the ticket and if you prefer a vinegar based slaw, try our No Mayo Coleslaw.

Bowl of cilantro lime coleslaw on a napkin.

This Cilantro Lime Slaw has been known to win over lots of people who swear that they don’t like coleslaw. It comes together in about 5 minutes and can be made ahead for potlucks.

Ingredients Needed

  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour Cream
  • Lime Juice
  • Sugar
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Slaw Mix (Shredded Cabbage + Carrots)

Step By Step Directions

Bowl with slaw dressing ingredients.

In a large bowl, add mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, sugar, garlic, salt and pepper.

Creamy slaw dressing in a bowl with whisk.

Whisk together until smooth.

Cilantro in a bowl of slaw dressing.

Add chopped cilantro.

Bowl of shredded cabbage and carrots with a whisk.

Next, add the shredded cabbage and carrots.

Bowl of cilantro lime slaw, close up.

Stir to combine.

Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Store coleslaw in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Variations: Add 1/2 cup sliced green onions with the cilantro for onion flavor.

This easy side dish is sure to earn a spot in your recipe box. The flavor combination is spot on and compliments so many dishes and it’s super simple to double to feed a crowd.

Bowl of cilantro lime slaw on a checked napkin, cilantro and lime beside bowl.

Serving Suggestions

Grilled Fish Tacos or Shrimp Tacos paired with Cilantro Lime Slaw is a great flavor combination.

BBQ Grilled Chicken is a cookout favorite and pairs perfectly with slaw.

Brisket Nachos are crazy good made with leftover smoked brisket topped with crunchy slaw.

Spoonful of coleslaw.

Easy side dishes are my favorite for weeknight dinners and this Cilantro Lime Slaw is a fresh and delicious salad that will go with any menu and is a guaranteed hit.

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Yield: 4

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

Coleslaw in a bowl with cilantro dressing.

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw is the prefect side dish for summer cookouts, taco night and more. Cool and crunchy cabbage slaw with a creamy lime and cilantro dressing.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 14 oz slaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl add mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, sugar, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk together.
  2. Add cilantro and slaw mix.
  3. Mix until well combined.
  4. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Notes

Storage: Store coleslaw in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Variations: Add 1/2 cup sliced green onions with the cilantro for onion flavor.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 401Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 497mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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4 Comments

  1. I would love to make 2 of your coleslaw recipes but they include an ingredient unknow to me, can you please tell me what a slaw mix is? Is it something you make or buy? I looked it up in more than one supermarket and didn’t find it.
    Thanks in advance for your attention to my request.

    1. Hi Dinorah,
      Slaw mix is simply pre-shredded cabbage and carrots. It’s just convenient. You can shred your own cabbage and carrot if the bag mix is not available. I hope you enjoy the coleslaw recipes.

      ~ Milisa

    1. Hi Rose,
      Sorry about that! I have corrected the recipe card, it is 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Thanks for letting me know about the mistake. I hope you get the chance to try it.

      ~ Milisa

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