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Mexican Slaw with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

    This super easy Mexican slaw has my favorite ingredients of cilantro, cumin, and lime with a tangy vinaigrette dressing. A perfect complement to any meal!

    Mexican Slaw with Honey Lime Dressing Recipe

    One of my favorite ways to maintain my long term weight loss success is to load up on crunchy, hearty veggies at mealtime.

    Liz Chopping Veggies for Slaw

    Low in calorie and full of fiber, veggies like cabbage, carrots, and scallions help fill you up without weighing you down.

    mexican slaw in a bowl

    Want to keep taco night low carb? My Mexican Slaw with Honey Lime Vinaigrette is the ideal base or side dish for taco meat like Slow Cooker Pork Tacos, roasted pork, shredded beef, and more.

    Liz Making Slaw

    Hate chopping? Let your food processor do the work and use the slicing attachment. Add any veggies you have on hand (zucchini, green cabbage, broccoli, celery, etc.) and in minutes you will have a giant bowl of nutrition.

    Liz Squeezing Lime on Slaw

    Whatever you do, skip the creepy mayo-based salad at the deli counter. My tangy and sweet honey-lime vinaigrette is so flavorful, I promise you won’t miss the store-bought slaw dressing.

    Easy Slaw Recipe

    You’ll thank me when you slip into your bathing suit this spring. If you’re looking for recipes to accompany this with I would recommend my pork carnitas or beef barbacoa.

    Your fork is waiting.

    mexican slaw in a bowl

    Mexican Slaw with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

    4.12 stars average
    This easy Mexican slaw has my favorite ingredients of cilantro, cumin and lime with a tangy vinaigrette dressing. A perfect low carb complement to any meal!
    PREP: 20 mins
    TOTAL: 20 mins
    Servings: 4


    Mexican Slaw

    • 5 cups red cabbage (shredded)
    • 1 cup cucumber (thinly sliced)
    • 1 cup carrots (shredded)
    • 1 medium red pepper (cored and sliced)
    • ½ cup scallions (diced)
    • ½ cup cilantro (minced & optional)

    Honey Lime Vinaigrette


    • Wisk together vinaigrette in the bottom of a large salad bowl.
    • Add all slaw ingredients to the bowl and toss well to combine.


    Excellent source of Vitamins C and A
    Note: this gets better after it sits for about 20 minutes at room temperature.


    Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 17.1gProtein: 2.4gFat: 7.2gSaturated Fat: 0.9gSodium: 321mgFiber: 3.5g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. I’ve made this many times. It’s so healthy and delicious. I add jalapeño, celery and jicama if I have them. Thank you!

      1. I’m making this for a group gathering, can I put the dressing on it the night before or should I put it on 20-30 min before ok the day we eat it?

    2. OMG, this was so good! Exactly what I was looking for to complete our shredded turkey tacos. Simple recipe, easy to prepare, healthy, nutritious and delicious! Thank you!!

    3. I am having 14 adults ..4 kids for supper..making chili rellenous..beans and rice
      I want to make your mexican say the recipe is for 4. It looks like a lot of slaw for 4
      What would you recommend in terms whether to double or triple recipe..I am thinking a cup per person ?

      Thanks Louisa

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