Taco Slaw With Cilantro Lime Dressing

Taco Slaw With Cilantro Lime Dressing: In just ten minutes, you can whip up this recipe for Cilantro Lime Slaw, which tastes exceptionally light and fresh and can be used as a spicy side dish or as a topping for tacos, burgers, sandwiches, and more.

I’ve been making this simple, tasty, fresh, and easy-to-make cilantro lime slaw dish for years, and it fits in my pocket and works with almost everything. When we grill outside in the summer, I usually just make it as a basic side dish, especially when Mexican cuisine or BBQ sauce are included.

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However, it also tastes great as a topping for almost any type of taco, including chicken, shrimp, carnitas, sofritas, fish, and barbacoa. In addition, it tastes fantastic when combined with burrito or Buddha bowls, or as a topping for burgers or sandwiches. Alternatively, this slaw may easily be turned into an entree on its own if you’d like to add avocado and protein as well.

Taco Slaw With Cilantro Lime Dressing

 

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5 Minute Cilantro Lime Slaw - Midwest Foodie

 

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt*
  • 1/2 cup tightly-packed fresh cilantro

 

  • 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

 

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  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper

 

  • 3 green onions (just the green parts)
  • 2 garlic cloves

 

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  • (optional) 1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, stemmed and cored
  • 1 (14-ounce) bag cole slaw mix* (about 78 cups)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

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  • In a blender or food processor*, combine the Greek yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, salt, black pepper,

 

  • green onions, garlic, and jalapeño (if using). Once the mixtures are blended, pulse a few times in short succession.

 

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  • Transfer the cole slaw mixture to a sizable mixing basin. After drizzling the cole slaw with the sauce, toss to blend everything together thoroughly. If necessary, add more pepper and/or lime juice for seasoning.

 

  • Serve right away, or store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

 

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NOTES

 

  • Greek yogurt: I used plain, full-fat Greek yogurt for this recipe.  But if you prefer a mayo-based slaw, you are welcome to use mayo instead, or a 50/50 blend.  Or you could do a blend with sour cream if you would like an even tangier slaw.

 

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  • Cole slaw mix: If you would like to make homemade cole slaw mix, just combine about 7 cups of shredded cabbage (green, red, or a mix) and 1 cup of shredded carrots.

 

  • Skip the Blender: If you would like to skip the blender/food processor step, you’re also welcome to make this coleslaw dressing recipe entirely by hand.  Just finely chop the cilantro, jalapeño (if using), green onions, and garlic, and whisk them all together with the other dressing ingredients until combined.

 

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FAQs AND QUESTIONS

 

HOW TO MAKE COLESLAW:

 

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  • To prepare the cole slaw dressing, In a blender or food processor, add the Greek yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, and

 

  • cumin, salt, pepper, jalapeño (if using), green onions, and garlic; pulse just once to mix everything together. (Alternatively, you can simply chop the ingredients finely and combine everything together to make the coleslaw dressing recipe if you’d rather not use a blender.).

 

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  • Mix everything together. Combine the coleslaw mix and dressing in a big bowl and toss well.

 

  • Assist. Serve right away, or store in the refrigerator for up to a day.

 

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