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Cilantro Lime Slaw

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This cilantro lime slaw is crisp, crunchy, and tangy with a light, yet zesty vinaigrette salad dressing.

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Cilantro Lime Slaw
Cilantro Lime Slaw

5 Minute Vinaigrette Coleslaw

Five minutes and minimal ingredients to make this simple addition to any meal. There is No mayo in this coleslaw. This slaw has the perfect balance of flavors from the sweetness of fruit to the tangy punch of rice vinegar and lime.

Fruit is the Surprise Ingredient in this Slaw

A simple prepackaged cup of mixed fruit, pineapple, mandarin oranges, pears, or peaches takes this salad to the next level. It is amazing how those little touches can change a recipe from good to WOW.

Vinaigrette Coleslaw
Vinaigrette Coleslaw

Make This Coleslaw Ahead of Time

Get the salad dressing ready and the veggies prepped. Store them separately in the refrigerator. When it is time to serve, combine the ingredients.

The Cilantro Lime Coleslaw will last in the refrigerator up to 5 days. The slaw will have a bit more liquid as the cabbage will have wilted a bit. It will still taste delicious.

Sweet and Tangy Vinaigrette Coleslaw in a serving bowl
Sweet and Tangy Vinaigrette Coleslaw

Recipe Variations

This recipe is perfect for bagged coleslaw mix from the grocery or freshly shredded cabbage. They both work well for this recipe. For me it is more a matter of what do I have on hand and how much time do I have.

Add julienned carrots and thin-sliced onions.

Finely diced broccoli or cauliflower add a nice texture and crunch to this recipe.

Purple cabbage works just as well as the traditional green heads of cabbage.

If the rice vinegar is not enough tang for you, apple cider vinegar or white vinegar can be used in place of the rice vinegar.

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Cilantro Lime Slaw

Five minutes and minimal ingredients to make this simple addition to any meal. This cilantro lime slaw is crisp, crunchy, and tangy with a light, yet zesty vinaigrette salad dressing.   5 Minute Vinaigrette Coleslaw
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad, Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cold salad, Salad Dressing, salad side dish, vinaigrette
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 53kcal

Ingredients

  • 14 oz bag of Coleslaw
  • 4 oz fruit cup mixed fruit pineapple, mandarin oranges, pears, or peaches
  • 2 Green Onions sliced, optional
  • 2 tbsp fresh Cilantro or 1 tbsp dried Cilantro
  • 4 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add the bag of coleslaw, fruit, cilantro, and green onion.
    Shredded Cabbage, Fruit, Cilantro, Green Onion
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, cilantro, lime juice, fruit, salt, and pepper.
    Pouring On Vinaigrette
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the coleslaw ingredients and mix until well coated.
  • Let the flavors marinade together 15 minutes if you can.
    Vinaigrette Coleslaw

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Make This Coleslaw Ahead of Time

Get the salad dressing ready and the veggies prepped. Store them separately in the refrigerator. When it is time to serve, combine the ingredients.
The Cilantro Lime Coleslaw will last in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
The slaw will have a bit more liquid as the cabbage will have wilted a bit. It will still taste delicious.

Recipe Variations

Add julienned carrots and thin-sliced onions.
Finely diced broccoli or cauliflower add a nice texture and crunch to this recipe.
This recipe is perfect for bagged coleslaw mix from the grocery or freshly shredded cabbage. They both work well for this recipe. For me it is more a matter of what do I have on hand and how much time do I have.
If the rice vinegar is not enough tang for you, apple cider vinegar or white vinegar can be used in place of the rice vinegar.

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

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