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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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — September 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Yum, the grilled corn looks delicious! I so wish I had a grill to make this myself although I may try it with a grill pan!

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    the twins — September 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    i definitely need to try this. there’s a cuban restaurant near me that makes the best grilled corn like this, and i’ve been wanting to try making it forever. yours looks delicious!

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    lifeandkitchen.com — September 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Ummm corn with cheese and spices? You can’t go wrong! That sounds delicious!

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    Melissa — September 13, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Oh my…that is taking corn to the next level for sure! Yum!

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    Cara — September 14, 2010 at 2:13 am

    I bookmarked this a while ago and can’t wait to try it. Um, I better not wait much longer or else there might not be any corn left to do so!

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    Eliana — September 14, 2010 at 3:03 am

    This is my favorite way to eat corn. It’s so gosh darn delicious I can’t get enough of it. Yours looks absolutely perfect.

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    Elina — September 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Oh yeah, I made this too (here: http://healthyandsane.com/2010/08/new-meatless-favorites/) Couldn’t help but lighten it up a bit but it was still delicious!
    PS- I’m hosting a very sweet giveaway. Check it out! 🙂

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    nutmegnanny — September 14, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Oh wow this looks amazing!

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    Shannon — September 15, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Mmm, love 🙂

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