Chili-Lime Cole Slaw

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When we had some friends over for a Mexican fiesta a few weeks ago, I was very indecisive when it came to picking a vegetable side dish for our beef tacos. 



I found inspiration at a local pupuseria when I treated myself to a lunch of jalapeno pupusas (so good!). They served the pupusas with hot sauce and cole slaw. The cole slaw (although a bit bland) provided a great fresh crunch.



I kicked this cole slaw up a bit by adding fresh lime juice, chili powder and cumin. It's so refreshing -- and it's great just eaten on the side or as part of a taco! I've actually been making this every week, and Evan adds it to a tortilla wrap (along with shredded chicken and avocado) for his lunch at work. 



I use this 3-color deli cole slaw from Fresh Express. You could obviously shred your own cabbage and carrots! I find this to be way too convenient to pass up. :)

Chili-Lime Cole Slaw

Ingredients
1 - 16 oz. bag shredded cole slaw
2 limes, juiced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
salt & pepper, to taste

Directions
Place cole slaw in medium bowl. Add lime juice and olive oil, stir to fully coat. Add chili powder and cumin, again stir until fully coated. Sprinkle in salt/pepper to taste. Let sit in fridge for at least an hour prior to serving to let the flavors meld together. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to five days.

Serving size: 1 cup
Yield:  ~7 servings

5 comments:

  1. I absolutely hate anything mayo-based, so I love when I can find a slaw recipe that doesn't involve it! Adding shredded chicken (and maybe some mandarin oranges?) to make it a full meal is a great idea. Oooh and chow mein noodles! Oh, the possibilities! Going to pick up a bag of slaw this weekend.

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  2. This slaw sounds delicious! I would love to have a pupuseria near me. The last time I had a pupusa was when vacationing in Belize. I may need to look into making some and serving them with this slaw. Looks delicious!

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    1. It's quite dangerous working so close to one...they have a lunch special: 2 for $5. Cheesy deliciousness! :)

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  3. This looks so good! I can see why it would be delicious on its own or in a taco. Yum!

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