This recipe is very flexible, meaning that I rarely remember to put all of the same ingredients/proportions in twice, and it still tastes great.

Mom

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
7 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice, rice vinegar, garlic, sweet chili sauce, and sugar in a large bowl, stirring to dissolve sugar. Mix cilantro and red onion into dressing. Stir cabbage into dressing mixture, about 1 cup at a time, until all cabbage is coated.

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Cook's Note:

Taste the dressing before adding the vegetables; tweak dressing ingredient amounts if desired, based on what you're serving with the slaw. For Asian wonton tacos, for instance, I add more sweet chili sauce and rice vinegar. For fish tacos, I usually add more lime rind and juice. Sometimes I supplement some of the mayo with sour cream. You can use chopped green chili in place of the sweet chili sauce. If you choose to do this, double the amount of sugar. The lime rind is not essential. You can omit it if you only have bottled lime juice on hand.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 5.6g 2% DV; fat 18.8g 29% DV; cholesterol 9mg 3% DV; sodium 163.9mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2013
So awesome! Two of my favorites: cilantro and lime. I tried to be cute and measure out the ingredients, but why bother; this recipe is fool proof. I omitted the chili sauce, and added some grated carrot. Oh! I also used the "juice" from a jar of pickled jalapenos in place of the rice vinegar and served the jalapenos on the side. I just served it with some fried pork chops this time, but I bet this would be AWESOME on a pulled pork sandwich. :-) Thanks for posting! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2014
Its a good alternative to regular Slaw But I will add more Lime and cilantro to make it a bit zestier Read More
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164 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 142
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2013
So awesome! Two of my favorites: cilantro and lime. I tried to be cute and measure out the ingredients, but why bother; this recipe is fool proof. I omitted the chili sauce, and added some grated carrot. Oh! I also used the "juice" from a jar of pickled jalapenos in place of the rice vinegar and served the jalapenos on the side. I just served it with some fried pork chops this time, but I bet this would be AWESOME on a pulled pork sandwich. :-) Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2013
Perfect - just what I was looking for. :) However, I used plain yogurt instead of mayo, and did not have chili sauce. The flavor is even better the second day, so if you can, make the dressing ahead of time. The veggies get too soggy if you make the whole thing a day ahead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2015
This is downright tasty and definitely a winner in our house! I love the ability to add or subtract ingredients to influence the type of main dish you are serving ie. Mexican or Asian. Served this with Slow Cooker Carnitas and Refried Beans w/o the Refry both from AR. Recipes such as this make it fun to try new things. Thanks 'Mom' for a great little recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2013
This was so great! I didn't measure, I used yogurt instead of mayo, spicy chili garlic paste instead of sweet chili sauce and I used a few scallions instead of red onion...it was excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2013
Made this and took half batches to 2 different get togethers. Everyone loved it! The cilantro and lime were a happy change to a normal mayo coleslaw. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2013
We really enjoyed this different take on coleslaw! I thought it could use some salt but that's my personal preference. This was nice creamy and flavorful...I will be making this again! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
so good. we use this on top of pulled chicken sandwiches. I use sriracha instead of the sweet chili sauce and white wine vinegar instead of rice. it's the bomb. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2013
Loved this. Really fresh tasting. It's great as is, but I added a bit more lime and liked it even better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2015
Awesome! I used the juice of a whole lime used white wine vinegar instead of rice vinegar (i didn't realize that I was out) used regular chili sauce instead of the sweet chili sauce added a teaspoon of chili garlic sauce because I was too lazy to peel garlic and finally put in a dash or two of fish sauce for more of the savory flavor. I also added carrot although it would have been too sweet for me as written... it's definitely a keeper for me!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2014
Its a good alternative to regular Slaw But I will add more Lime and cilantro to make it a bit zestier Read More
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