Crunchy Cilantro Slaw, photo by Sonia Mendez GarciaPhoto by Sonia Mendez Garcia

Crunchy Cilantro Slaw

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4-6 servings
This recipe is great as a side and super tasty for tacos, too!

I remember as a kid how my mom would add cabbage to her “Caldo de Res,” beef and vegetable soup. I always thought that was my favorite way to eat cabbage, until one day while making her beef soup, my mom had a piece of cabbage left over. That is how this crunchy cilantro slaw recipe was introduced to me! 

Wow! It was the greatest thing since jicama with chile and lime! I think because of enjoying the cabbage fresh all those years, I also prefer my cilantro coleslaw without mayonnaise. 


  • 4 cups green cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 cup radishes sliced like matchsticks
  • 3 green onion sliced
  • 1/4-1/3 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper or jalapeño, minced (seeds removed)
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

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  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss with tongs, then taste for salt.
  2. Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving.
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