April 9, 2024

Spice Up Your Plate with Delicious Mexican Cabbage Slaw

mexican cabbage slaw

Mexican Cabbage Slaw is the perfect nutritional, yet delicious, vegetable dish. It adds a punch of flavor and texture, while providing your body with amazing benefits. 

In this post, we'll dive into cabbage and it's benefits, plus we'll share our Mexican slaw recipe and answer some questions you may have about coleslaw.

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Why Cabbage? 

When it comes to picking side dishes or your daily vegetable servings, cabbage is a fantastic choice. Why? Let's dive into the nutritional benefits of cabbage! 

Cabbage is low in calories and fat but high in fiber, vitamins (especially vitamin C and vitamin K), minerals, and antioxidants. Its combination of nutrients supports overall health, including heart health, digestive health, immune function, and potentially even cancer prevention.

So when it comes to choosing recipes with cabbage, don't hesitate. Your body will thank you!

Mexican Cabbage Slaw Recipe 


  • 2 Tbsp. low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • 8-10 ounces finely shredded cabbage
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro


  • In a large bowl, add mayonnaise, olive oil, lime juice, cumin, and hot sauce. Whisk together until smooth.
  • Add cabbage and cilantro. Toss to coat. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.

mexican cabbage slaw recipe

Can You Freeze Coleslaw? 

Can you freeze coleslaw? Technically yes... But the cabbage leaves will become soft and watery when thawed. So to enjoy this recipe to it's fullest at the ideal texture, you will want to enjoy it fresh. Save the frozen cabbage for soups and casseroles, rather than coleslaw. 

What to Serve With Coleslaw? 

Coleslaw pairs well with many meals, but here are a few ideas for what you can serve with coleslaw: 

  • Our first recommendation is tacos: Tacos pair perfectly with this Mexican cabbage slaw recipe. We love these beef and mushroom tacos, or these steak tacos are equally as good. 
  • Coleslaw and BBQ go together like peanut butter and jelly. Try pairing coleslaw with BBQ Chicken or this delicious BBQ Chicken Pizza
  • Have you tried Huevos Rancheros? Our Mexican slaw would be the perfect addition to this meal. 
  • Another great option to pair your coleslaw with is this delicious loaded quesadillas
  • Other ideas: sloppy joes, grilled fish, cold cut sandwiches, baked potatoes, or rice bowls. 

Will you be making this Mexican slaw recipe any time soon? Whatever you decide to pair it with, we hope you enjoy it and enjoy Creating Better Health in your life.

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