Are you looking for the perfect pairing for your grilled meats or pulled pork sandwich? Look no further than this Sweet and Tangy Cilantro Lime Slaw recipe. This vinaigrette based slaw has a balance of flavors from sweetness of fruit to the tangy punch of rice vinegar and lime.
New Twist on Vinegar Coleslaw
This slaw recipe will take your dinner to the next level. No one will guess that it takes less than five minutes to throw this flavor-packed coleslaw together. You have never tasted a slaw recipe quite like it. This is a brand new take on cilantro lime slaw.
Mixed Fruit Makes this Easy Slaw
Want to know what the secret of this recipe is? The real surprise in this one is the addition of mixed fruit, or any fruit of your choice!
I use a simple prepackaged cup of mixed fruit, preferably peaches and pears. However, you can pick whatever suits your family or whatever works best for your meat choice!
My family is a sucker for the creamy coleslaw variety, but this vinaigrette based one has a major wow-factor! This family favorite is so simple, just mix two parts of your favorite vinegar (we use rice vinegar) to one part of your favorite extra virgin olive oil.
What is the Difference Between Rice Vinegar and Seasoned Rice Vinegar?
I was once none-the-wiser when it came to Rice Vinegar. However, the difference is very simple. Seasoned rice vinegar is pre-seasoned with salt and sometimes sugar or corn syrup. The choice is yours between the two, I like the pre-seasoned as I usually still add more salt, but you can choose unseasoned to allow you more flavor control.
Cilantro Lime Coleslaw
Cilantro is a great herb to add to a pork dish, salads, or a Latin inspired recipe. In this salad, it adds a bold herb flavor and plays well with the fruity background. Always taste test an herb first, especially cilantro, as it can have a soapy aftertaste to some palates.
Sweet and Tangy Cilantro Lime Slaw
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- 14 oz bag of Coleslaw
- 4 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp fresh Cilantro or 1 tbsp dried Cilantro
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 4 oz fruit cup peaches and pears
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, cilantro, lime juice, fruit, salt, and pepper. Add the bag of coleslaw and mix until well coated.
- Pair with your favorite grilled meats or as a stand alone salad!