Easy Mexican Slaw

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Easy Mexican Slaw

We were recently traveling on a short road trip and had to stop for a quick bite to eat.

We spotted a taco truck- just a small mom and pop business. It smelled heavenly, so of course that sounded much better than stopping at a popular chain restaurant.

What we were most intrigued with was the cold Mexican slaw they served along with our order of street tacos!

We got to talking about re-creating this at home, since we wouldn’t be back to the said taco truck again! (And this slaw was just too amazing to have only once in my life)! LOL.

Easy Mexican Slaw

You can start with shredded cabbage or one of those pre-mixed slaw bags like you see in the produce section at the store.

I actually did use the slaw mix on this recipe but honestly just use what you have on hand in the fridge. If you have a bag of cabbage, awesome! If you have a cole slaw bag in the fridge that will otherwise go to waste, use that.

You might get the idea- I don’t like wasting produce!

Next, you will need to add fresh cilantro to make this slaw. This is a key ingredient, so don’t skip on this one.

Cilantro Slaw

Then, just add your lime juice and other ingredients. I cover it well with plastic wrap and let the flavors mix in the fridge.

You can print your recipe below, or just pin the recipe to look at on your phone later- either way, this one will probably be a regular addition to your recipes!


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Easy Mexican Slaw

Easy Mexican Slaw
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 3 cups of bagged coleslaw
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream
  • Juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together and chill.
  2. For a creamier version just add more sour cream.


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