I have always been a fan of coleslaw but I am very picky with what kind of coleslaw I like.
I hate overdressed coleslaw. You know the kind I am taking about? You go get a spoon full and as you lift it off the plate, mayo literally starts dripping or when you can’t taste anything but mayo and pepper. This is not your average store bought “creamy” overdressed coleslaw.
This Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw taste fresh and the use of cabbage is the star of the meal, which can happen when it is dressed and seasoned correctly. Even my husband loved it! Shocking, he swears to not like coleslaw, I think the cilantro and the fact this is made with sour cream not just mayo had a little persuasion.
And I guarantee when you serve this it will be the star of any meal.
Enjoy! XO San
This savory coleslaw made with red and green cabbage, cilantro, green onions and limes, will prove that cabbage can be the star of any meal.
- 1 head green cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1/4 purple cabbage chopped
- 4 scallions
- 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 limes,
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Cut the green cabbage using a sharp knife or I used my mandolin to make thin ribbons. Roughly chopped the purple cabbage until you have 1 cup. Chop the scallions Toss the green cabbage, purple cabbage, scallions and cilantro in a large salad bowl.
Make the dressing by combining the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar and the zest from one of the limes in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and finish with a squeeze of lime juice from the remaining lime. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.
Friends & Family review: I got several wows, amazing, can’t believe coleslaw can taste this good. But my favorite comment came from my sister Nicole, I took her left overs for lunch a few days later and she immediately called me and said something to the effect, “hands down best coleslaw ever, I can’t believe how good this is”. Winner all the way around with everyone.
Recipe adapted from Food Network, Tyler Florence