Mexican Cabbage Salad | Cook for Your Life

Mexican Cabbage Salad

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings

Need to add a little crunch and brightness to your tacos? This Mexican Cabbage Salad is rich in phytonutrients and ingredients with known anti-inflammatory properties, plus it keeps in the fridge for over a week...


    3 limes, juiced

    1/2 tablespoon dried oregano

    1 teaspoon salt

    4 cups thinly sliced green cabbage

    1 carrot, shaved with a vegetable peeler

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Nutrition Facts


45 cals


0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


12 g


5 g


4 g


2 g


360 mg


  1. Whisk lime juice, oregano, and salt in a small bowl until salt is dissolved.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and carrot. Add lime juice mixture, combine with vegetables, and let sit for 15 minutes. (The salad will taste more flavorful and seasoned the longer the vegetables sit in the lime juice and salt mixture.)
  3. Taste for seasoning, and use as a condiment for tacos, roast meats, or to add crunch to leafy green salads. Salad can be kept in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.

Chef Tips

If you’re looking for a creamier “slaw,” add a little plain Greek yogurt until it’s your desired texture and be sure to taste and adjust for seasoning.

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