Lime Cilantro Coleslaw

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"Original recipe comes from July 2007 Cooking Light, however I've modified to obtain and crispier salad. Very light and refreshing; especially nice for those who love cilantro! Use packaged coleslaw and it's ready in minutes! Note cooking time indicates minimum rest time required"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (225.4 g)
  • Calories 81.9
  • Total Fat - 2.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 296.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 5.3 g
  • Protein - 2.7 g
  • Calcium - 84 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 79.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Place shredded cabbage and grated carrots in collander. Sprinkle salt and 1 teaspoon sugar over mixture and toss. Place collander over a bowl and allow to rest for at least one hour. This will draw the water from the cabbage and keep it crisp for up to three days.

Step 2

In small bowl combine lime juice, olive oil, sugar. Combine green onions, cilantro and coleslaw mix in a large bowl. Drizzle juice mixture over coleslaw mixture; toss well to coat.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



5 stars all day Galley Wench. Wow, was this good. Teresa tagged it and it looked and sounded so good, that I had to be a copy cat and tag it for myself. My hubby is off fishing lobsters so I am cooking for one, enjoying recipes that I don't usually get to make because of my hubby. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe that I am going to share with my sil, she will love it also. Tangy, tart, sweet and delicious. I love cilantro and lime, that's what grabbed me. Made for the Alphabet tag game.

review by:
(2 Jun 2020)


I loved this...the hubby didn't care for the non-mayo coleslaw...I thought the lime and cilantro with the cabbage was so really need to be a fan of cilantro to enjoy this dish...made for "Alphabet" tag game at FFF...

review by:
(27 Apr 2020)


What a tasty coleslaw this is, we loved this. The cilantro is really nice in here.

review by:
(29 May 2016)