Marinated Mexican Fish Tacos Slaw


I love coleslaw but I don't love the fat and calories from mayonnaise. This slaw is light, fresh, and the perfect topping for fish or shrimp tacos, or it can hold its own as a side dish. Every time I make it I'm asked for the recipe! The Granny Smith apple is the key ingredient that sets this apart from other slaws of this type.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 lime, cut in wedges

  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, coarsely grated

  • 2 cups coleslaw mix

  • ½ cup finely chopped jicama

  • 2 green onions, diced into 1/4-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup shredded carrot

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper


  1. Squeeze 2 lime wedges over apple pieces to prevent browning. Toss in a bowl to coat. Add coleslaw mix, jicama, green onions, carrot, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper. Stir in olive oil, rice wine vinegar, and remaining lime juice; add sugar, salt, and black pepper. Toss to mix. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Toss before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

183 Calories
11g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 183
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 416mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 29mg 144%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 250mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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