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Creamy Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

This Coleslaw recipe is crunchy, light and full of flavor! Easily made with a pre-shredded cabbage mix and tossed in creamy cilantro lime coleslaw dressing. This homemade coleslaw is the perfect side dish for summer parties, potlucks and barbecues.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Coleslaw, Coleslaw Recipe, Creamy Cilantro Lime Coleslaw
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 188kcal


For the Slaw

  • 16 ounces coleslaw mix * see notes
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

For the Slaw Dressing

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime (you want about 2 tablespoons of lime juice)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


To Make the Slaw Dressings

  • In a small bowl, whisk the sour cream, mayonnaise, lime zest and juice and season with salt and ground black pepper. Set aside.


  • Place the slaw ingredients in a large bowl. Pour the slaw dressing and toss to combine. Adjust seasoning. Cover and chill for at least 20 minutes.



  • To make your own homemade coleslaw mix, you will need 6 to 7 cups of shredded cabbage and 1 carrot shredded.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 0.6mg