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Crisp and Tangy: The Ultimate Red Cabbage Slaw for Fish Tacos

Hola, foodies! Have you ever sunk your teeth into a taco and hit the jackpot? That’s right – I’m talking about that first, dreamy crunch of fresh slaw! It’s like a fiesta for your taste buds. In my humble foodie opinion, it might just be the highlight of the whole taco experience! Our vibrant Red Cabbage Slaw for Fish Tacos is the answer to making your tacos even more delicious.

This isn’t just any slaw, it’s a fiesta of flavors in your mouth. Made with fresh ingredients, it’s the perfect balance of tangy, spicy, and crunchy, making it the quintessential Mexican slaw. This isn’t just a side dish, it’s a flavor-packed party on your plate, making it the perfect companion on Taco Tuesday!

Ingredients and their benefits:

red cabbage slaw ingredients
  1. Red cabbage: Not just bringing a pop of color, red cabbage provides a delightful crunch and is packed with vitamins A, C, and K.
  2. Cilantro: This herb gives a fresh, citrusy edge to our Mexican coleslaw and also boasts antioxidant properties.
  3. Chili powder: Heat things up! Chili powder adds a kick and supports metabolism.
  4. Lime juice: The tanginess complements the heat of the chili and is a great source of Vitamin C.
  5. Olive oil: It brings everything together and is heart-healthy too!
  6. Salt and pepper: For that perfect seasoning and a boost to the overall flavor.

How to Make The Best Red Cabbage Slaw for Fish Tacos:

Slice your cabbage thin, chop up your cilantro, then toss all the ingredients together in a bowl. Easy, right? But wait, let it chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. This helps the flavors develop and softens the cabbage slightly.

For the full recipe, see below.

Recipe Tips and Variations:

  • Swap out red cabbage for green cabbage.
  • Avocado oil is another healthy oil that pairs well with these flavors.
  • Add green onions or carrots for extra crunch and flavor.
  • Spice it up with sliced jalapenos.
  • Lemon can be used instead of lime.
  • Add lime zest for an extra citrus punch.

Serving Suggestions for our Red Cabbage Slaw for Fish Tacos:

This simple cabbage slaw is super versatile! Serve it with our Best Fish Tacos or shrimp tacos, in burritos, or burrito bowls. It’s also a fantastic vegan side for grilled fish or chicken, or as a topping for veggie or turkey burgers.

Storage Instructions:

Store this simple cabbage slaw for fish tacos in an airtight container in the fridge. It stays fresh for up to 3 days!

This red cabbage slaw recipe is not just easy and quick but also versatile. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your summer BBQs, family dinners, or even a quiet night in. So next time you’re thinking of a delicious and healthy side dish, remember this Mexican slaw for tacos. It’s the coleslaw recipe that keeps on giving! Enjoy!

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Red Cabbage Slaw for Fish Tacos

The ultimate recipe for Red Cabbage Slaw for Fish Tacos. This fresh, crunchy Mexican slaw is an explosion of flavors that will turn your taco nights into a fiesta!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Veronique Eichler

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Slice cabbage 1/8” thin using food processor (blade level 3 maximum), mandolin or knife. Chop cilantro.
  • Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Allow the slaw to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. This helps the flavors develop and softens the cabbage slightly.

Notes

Consider these variations:
    • Swap out red cabbage for green cabbage.
    • Avocado oil is another healthy oil that pairs well with these flavors.
    • Add green onions or carrots for extra crunch and flavor.
    • Spice it up with sliced jalapenos.
    • Lemon can be used instead of lime.
    • Add lime zest for an extra citrus punch.
 
Store this simple cabbage slaw for fish tacos in an airtight container in the fridge. It stays fresh for up to 3 days!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Red Cabbage Slaw for Fish Tacos
Amount per Serving
Calories
106
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
332
mg
14
%
Total Carbohydrate
 
11
g
4
%
Dietary Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Total Sugars
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
1636
IU
33
%
Vitamin C
 
79
mg
96
%
Calcium
 
63
mg
6
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
345
mg
10
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    I am a fan of red cabbage slaw and this is a great recipe to roll with the fish tacos! Little known fact: if you have any of the red cabbage slaw left over, you can microwave it to create a hot red cabbage dish to accompany other main courses!

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