Super-Simple Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw

The other day I was inspired to make a healthy, cruciferous slaw to top some tacos. Some bright and beautiful red cabbage was calling my name in the grocery store, along with some other choice ingredients to create a zingy, nutritious topping.

And it turned out wonderfully! I really wanted to make a slaw without vegan mayonnaise for two purposes: cutting down fat content (anyone else notice GI issues if they ingest a lot of fat?) and retraining my taste buds to appreciate the delicious flavor of vegetables without drowning it in mayo. I still dribbled a little chipotle mayo on top of the taco, but it definitely wasn’t drowning in it and the brightness of the slaw really shined.


Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw
1/2 head of red cabbage, sliced thinly with mandolin
1/2 white or red onion, sliced thinly with mandolin
2 jalapeΓ±os, diced
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1-2 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
1-2 tbsp lime juice
salt to taste
  1. Whisk olive oil, maple syrup, lime juice, and salt together.
  2. Massage dressing into cabbage, onions, and jalapeΓ±os.
  3. Enjoy!
What are your favorite slaw recipes and how do you use them in your meals?

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