A bowl of red cabbage mexican slaw mixed together sitting on top of a blue and white dishtowel.

Mexican Slaw

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Freezer Friendly?: No
Prep Ahead?: Yes
Does it Keep?: 4 Days
Type: Side Dish
Special Diets: Dairy Free, Egg-Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Alex Alexander
A quick mexican slaw that is equal parts fresh, spicy, acidic and full of flavor. A fantastic side dish for your next taco night, taco bar, or simply for this week's meal prep.
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  • 3 cups cabbage finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Add cabbage, cilantro and jalapeno to a bowl.
  • In a separate small bowl or jar with a lid combine lime juice, olive oil, cumin and salt. Mix or shake to combine.
  • Add dressing to vegetables. Mix to combine.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg