A Fresh Take on Mexican Slaw: Tangy and Zesty

Your taste buds are in for a fiesta with this invigorating twist on a classic favorite – Mexican Slaw with Cilantro and Lime! Whip up this vibrant taco slaw in just 15 minutes and keep it in the fridge for 3-4 days. Whether you’re serving it alongside fish tacos or enjoying it as a delicious vegan side, this Mexican slaw is a guaranteed hit. So, grab your sombrero and let’s get cooking!

Mexican Slaw made with purple cabbage, red onion, lime, cilantro

The Perfect Crunch

On its own, cabbage is already a star ingredient. But when combined with jalapeno, lime, and cilantro, it becomes the ultimate flavor-packed slaw for any occasion.

Using purple cabbage not only adds a vibrant touch to your tacos but also provides a higher dose of polyphenols compared to its green counterpart. However, feel free to experiment with green cabbage if you prefer. After all, variety is the spice of life!

A Vegan Delight

Not a fan of mayo? No worries! This Mexican Slaw recipe keeps things light, healthy, and completely vegan. It’s bursting with fresh flavors and offers an element of freshness, even during the colder months. Plus, since it’s cabbage season, why not take advantage of the bounty of beautiful cabbages available?

Mexican slaw in a bowl.

The Vibrant Blend

To create this Mexican Slaw masterpiece, start with shredded purple cabbage and let your creativity run wild by adding various crunchy veggies to the mix. Grated radishes, jicama, kohlrabi, or carrots make excellent additions, not only for their taste but their visual appeal as well.

Combine the shredded cabbage with red onions, fresh cilantro, and your choice of fresh chilies – serrano or jalapenos, depending on your heat preference. Don’t forget the fresh limes! Their juice and zest are essential in providing that tangy zing. A drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and Mexican spices round out the flavors.

A Few Expert Tips

  • Soak the red onions in a bowl of salted water for 15 minutes if you’re sensitive to their strong taste. This will help remove any bitterness. Alternatively, you can use green onions as a substitute.
  • Not a fan of cilantro? No problem! Simply omit it and replace it with fresh Italian parsley.
  • This Mexican Slaw keeps well in the fridge for up to 4 days, making it perfect for meal prep or enjoying as leftovers.

The Perfect Pairings

Now that you’ve mastered this delicious Mexican Slaw recipe, it’s time to find the ideal accompaniments. Here are a few suggestions to get your taste buds dancing:

  1. Fish Tacos
  2. Veggie Enchiladas
  3. Baja Bowls!
  4. Vegan Portobello Tacos
  5. Cilantro Lime Rice
  6. Mexican Pinto Beans
  7. Oaxacan Lamb Tacos
  8. Birria!

Craving More Slaw?

If you can’t get enough of the delightful crunch and vibrant flavors, here are a few more slaw recipes to explore:

  • Lebanese Slaw
  • Curtido – Cultured Salvadoran Slaw
  • Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw
  • Kale Slaw
  • Cabbage Mango Slaw
  • Kohlrabi Slaw with Cilantro, Jalapeño, and Lime
  • Warm Red Cabbage Slaw

So, what are you waiting for? Grab that purple cabbage, sharpen those knives, and head to the kitchen for a flavor-packed sensation! For more mouthwatering recipes and culinary delights, visit BDK Restaurant. ¡Buen provecho!

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