Southwestern Slaw

Mar 6, 2021 | Recipes, Salads

A Message From Our Nutritionist

I’m not a huge fan of creamy coleslaw for several reasons; too many calories due to the mayo and usually too sweet for my liking.  This recipe is light and refreshing and is portable to bring with you on a picnic without fear of it spoiling in the heat.

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: N/A

Portions: 4-6 ppl


  • 5 Cups coleslaw, shredded
  • 1 Cup cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 Cup red peppers, thinly sliced
  • ½ Cup scallions, diced
  • ½ Cup cilantro, minced


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey     
  • ¼ Cup lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced 
  • 1 tsp cumin         
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika                
  • ½ tsp sea salt, to taste                                      
  • ¼ tsp pepper, to taste


*Be sure to wash all produce before use

    1. Whisk together vinaigrette in the bottom of a large salad bowl.
    2. Add all slaw ingredients and toss to combine. 
    3. Cover and let stand 20 mins before serving.


You can throw this together quickly using bagged coleslaw mix, but I really prefer the flavour of freshly shredded cabbage.  This recipe goes really well with a picnic or a BBQ.  Surprisingly, it can also hold its weight beside the bold flavours of Indian Cuisine due to the influences of cumin and coriander.  It’s a powerhouse of a salad on the nutritional side, so load up your plate.


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