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Slaw for Fish Tacos

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This cabbage slaw for fish tacos is super easy to make and adds lots of flavor and crunch to your tacos!

A great taco is made with the best toppings - to offset your fish or shrimp, you need the all-important crunch factor.

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Why You'll Love This Cabbage Slaw

Cabbage slaw is super easy to make and it has just the right bite to make an excellent topping or side.

This recipe uses mayo for creaminess, cumin for heat and depth, and chopped green onions and cilantro for bright, green flavor.

Sliced red and green cabbage, a lime, cilantro, mayonnase, spices, green onion, garlic, and salt.

Ingredients You'll Need

For this recipe you'll need the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/2 pound shredded green cabbage
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
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Tips for Making this Recipe

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Recommended Tools - You can use a mandoline to shave your cabbage faster or just use a large chef's knife!

Storing Tips - You can save this cabbage slaw in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, however, it is the crispiest right after you make it.

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Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings

Cabbage Slaw for Tacos

An overhead shot of a glass mixing bowl with slaw.

This cabbage slaw for fish tacos recipe is a crunchy and delicious topping!

Prep Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/2 pound shredded green cabbage
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir till fully incorporated and all the cabbage is covered.
  2. Use immediately on tacos or save in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 606mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

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