Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro

spicy-mexican-slaw-kalynskitchen

Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro

 slightly adapted from kaylinskitchen.com

Makes 6 servings

Per serving

2 vegetables

2 condiments

1 fat serving

 

Ingredients:

4 cups thinly sliced green cabbage

2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage

(You can use all green or all red cabbage.)

2 green onions, thinly sliced

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Dressing Ingredients:

6 T reduced fat mayonnaise

3 T fresh lime juice; more or less to taste

1/2 teaspoon Green Tabasco sauce

½ teaspoon Vege-Sal

Instructions:

In small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together, mayo, lime juice, and hot sauce. (Start with less than the full amount of lime juice and hot sauce and keep adding until you have the desired blend of sour/hot flavor.)

Thinly slice cabbage, using a mandoline slicer if you have one. Slice green onions, and wash, dry and chop cilantro. (I use a Mini salad spinner  to wash herbs and spin them dry.) Combine cabbage, green onions and cilantro in large salad bowl.

Use a wooden spoon to mix dressing into cabbage mixture. Season to taste with salt and serve immediately, or chill for a few hours.

This salad will keep well overnight in the refrigerator, but the lime juice will cause the red cabbage to bleed color and turn the salad slightly pink. If you’re making extra you might want to use all green cabbage, although I didn’t mind the pink color at all when I ate the leftovers! Another good strategy if you’re not cooking for many people is to chop the cabbage and green onion and mix the dressing for the full amount and store in the fridge, then chop cilantro and stir salad together in smaller amounts as you’re going to eat it.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s