Red Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro and Lime Dressing

Thank you guys for all the kind word over the past couple of days! I know you’re all waiting for the post about the Purple Ombre Cake. I just haven’t had enough time to finish it up. I promise it’s coming soon. To hold you over, I’ve got some tasty Red Cabbage Slaw instead.

I happen to love slaw of all types. Even the mayo based ones. I was intrigued by this lime vinegrette based slaw. And obviously, since it’s purple, I had to include it in my 1000th Post Party. This slaw has a great crunch and a summery flavor from the cilantro and lime. I will definitely be making this again over the summer for a cookout.

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Red Cabbage Slaw with Lime Dressing

Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients:

1 head red cabbage, cored
6 oz carrots, peeled and shredded
1 large bunch cilantro, leaves roughly chopped
3 limes, juiced (about 1/3 cup)
2/3 cup neutral oil, such as peanut or safflower
1 to 2 tsp sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:

Shred the cabbage finely in using a chef's knife, a mandoline, or a food processor's shredding blad. In a very large bowl, toss together the shredded cabbage with the shredded carrots and chopped cilantro.

Whisk the lime juice and oil together in a bowl or measuring cup, and whisk in the sugar. Toss with the slaw, and season generously with salt and pepper (it may need more than you think it will at first, and this salad definitely needs its salt!).

Best served within a day or two, cold from the fridge, but you can refrigerate it for up to 3 days or until it loses its crispness.

Recipe adapted from The Kitchn

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4 Responses to “Colorful Shrimp and Quinoa Salad”

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    Cindy — December 10, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Oops! ingredients list omits shrimp and corn. Sounds intriguing tho and I’ll experiment.

    I enjoy reading your recipes and have tried quite a few to great success.

    Altho I no longer live there (thanks endless winter!) I grew up in MA so I enjoy your short bio. Great site.

    Thanks!

    • beantownbaker — December 10th, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

      Thanks for pointing this out! You’re right the shrimp and corn aren’t in the recipe. I’ll update it now.

      The winters are ruthless in MA for sure!

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    Cindy — December 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for responding, Wicked Awesome. And thanks for indicating the amount of shrimp to be used.

    But the amount of corn is still missing in the ingredients list although its included in the directions … so I’ll improvise. Thanks for a great recipe.

    Sorry to be such a pain in the patootie.

    • beantownbaker — December 11th, 2013 @ 7:46 am

      Sorry for all the confusion! I didn’t use corn when I made this recipe. The original recipe called for 1 cup of frozen corn.

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