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Citrus Cumin Coleslaw is a healthy and delicious side dish that is the perfect accompaniment to spicy sliders or fish tacos. Its perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
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5 from 7 votes

Citrus Cumin Coleslaw

Citrus Cumin Coleslaw is a healthy delicious slaw made with a creamy homemade vinaigrette. It's the perfect accompaniment to spicy sliders or fish tacos.
Prep Time15 minutes
Rest time for salted cabbage10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings




  • 1 head green cabbage sliced thin - see notes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups carrot shredded
  • 1 large jalepeno julienned thin
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro loosely packed, roughly chopped



  • Combine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth


  • Add shredded cabbage to large strainer and toss with salt. Set in sink or over bowl. Allow salt to soften the cabbage a bit as well as release any liquid for about 10 minutes.
  • Add salted cabbage to large bowl and toss with carrot and jalapeno. Add small amounts of dressing and toss well to combine. Continue to add vinaigrette until you've dressed it to your liking.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, toss in cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve on sliders, with fish tacos, or as a side dish.


  • For more information, see full recipe post for citrus cumin vinaigrette
  • I highly recommend using a mandolin to finely shred the cabbage, carrot and jalapeno. The thinner the cabbage, the better the coleslaw!


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3454mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 80g | Vitamin A: 5611IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg