I love this citrus slaw. It first started out as a taco topping. A copycat recipe from a local restaurant here in souther California. Over the years it has evolved into a slaw that we love to eat just plain! It's so good and refreshing.
WHAT DO I SERVE CITRUS SLAW WITH?
On a vacation to Costa Rica we continually order casados from the restaurant menus. I noticed how their slaws were all light and citrus. When we came home we wanted to recreate these casados and other dishes for friends and family. This slaw was the perfect recipe to make and fit like a perfect puzzle into these casado bowls.
HOW TO MAKE CITRUS SLAW
First I love to chop all the veggies. I cut purple and green cabbage, carrots, mild green onions, cilantro nice and thin.
I like to use all fresh ingredients. Fresh cabbage newly cut gives you extra crunch and will hold up to the dressing best.
CAN I SUBSTITUTE BAGGED SLAW FOR THIS STEP?
Yes! If it is a time saver for you grab a bag of already sliced cabbage with purple, green cabbage and carrots. Make sure it is extra fresh.
I love to use this titan peeler and julienne kit. I've had mine for years and years and it still works just as good as it did the day I bought it. I've use the julienne peeler so many times. We love to use it on cucumbers and carrots always.
In a separate bowl mix the dressing up. My favorite part is the fresh lime. It adds the perfect burst of flavor. It seems to enhance the best flavors of all these veggies.
Let the slaw marry for a little bit. The dressing will also soften the cabbage a little bit (but not too much) so it is the perfect texture. You can serve it all by itself like in the casado below: here are recipes to finish those casado plates!
CAN I MAKE THIS CITRUS SLAW AHEAD OF TIME?
DAYS BEFORE: if you want to make this salad a few days before serving dont dress it. Chop all ingredients and store in an air tight container in the refrigerator. You can also make the dressing before, just keep it in it's separate air tight container.
HOURS BEFORE: If you want to make this a few hours before you can! toss everything together (you can even toss the dressing with it at this point) chill until ready to serve. Toss again before serving.
on tacos too!! Try it on these chili lime tacos! Garnish your taco with Pico de Gallo, and avocado- but thats all you'll need! I swear you won't find the need for cheese or sour cream. This is amazing.
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- 2 cup green cabbage about ½ a head
- 1 cup purple cabbage about ¼ a head
- 2 green onion chopped
- ½ cup cilantro finely diced
- 1 carrot julienne cut
- 2 Tbs Mayo
- juice of 1 lemon about ¼ cup
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pepper to taste
- Chop cabbage, onion, carrot, cilantro, combine in large bowl.
- In a small bowl mix mayo, lemon, lime salt and pepper.
- Stir together and let rest for 30 minutes. top on your favorite taco with pico de gallo.