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Purple Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

Purple Cilantro Lime Coleslaw is a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth! It's bright, fresh, and sure to be a new family favorite.  The perfect side dish that comes together in under 10 minutes, it’s great as a simple side dish, on a taco, over a burger, sandwich, and so much more!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Purple Cilantro Lime Coleslaw
Servings: 6
Calories: 109kcal


  • 4 cups purple/red fresh cabbage, cored, thinly sliced or shredded
  • 1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup mexican crema or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 jalapeño, ribs and seeds removed, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients.
  • Stir in the cabbage, carrot, cilantro, and green onions.
  • Serve immediately for a crisper slaw or marinate up to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Garnish with additional green onions or lime wedges for squeezing if desired.


Green cabbage, Napa cabbage, broccoli tidbits, shaved Brussels, and kale may also be added/substituted into the slaw.


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2540IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg