This slaw is a great addition to barbecuing season. It’s simple crisp flavors complement most everything. In addition, it’s easy to change around. You could add mangos and Grilled Chipotle Chicken, (that’s what we had for dinner) or you could add feta cheese and toasted pumpkin seeds. Or… for a classic combination, you could simply pair it with ribs and let the ribs do the talking.
Whichever route you take, this slaw is easy to prepare and really delicious.
First, cut the sides off all the way around the core. Thinly slice each wedge into strands and set aside in a large bowl.
Slice the bell pepper as thinly as possible and grate the carrots. Toss together with the cabbage.
Place all of the ingredients for the dressing in the blender and blend on low until smooth. There will be small bits of cilantro remaining.
That’s all there is to this simple summertime slaw. We grilled Chipotle Chicken to go alongside, and it was a great combination.
It was the first truly warm and sunny day here in Montana so we took our summer slaw outside and caught a few rays during dinner. It’s exciting to have the first backyard barbecue of the summer. Last week I was grilling in the snow!Print
Summer Slaw with Creamy Cilantro Dressing
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 small green cabbage, about 1 pound
- 8 ounces carrots, about 8 small
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 Teaspoon whole grain mustard
- 1 Teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup water
This serves two as the main part of the meal and it’s great with Chipotle Chicken.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
6 thoughts on “Summer Slaw with Creamy Cilantro Dressing”
I liked the idea of using avocado in the dressing, but in my opinion it was too salty without much flavor besides that. I added some olive oil and vinegar which gave it the punch it needed, but I’m not sure I will make again. The red pepper was a great addition.
You might like it with more fresh lime juice and cilantro. You could also add garlic or a bit of cumin next time if you’re looking for something with more punch. I usually serve it with my Chipotle Grilled Chicken, so it’s a nice creamy counterpoint to the spicy chicken!
This looks so fresh and delicious! I love the fact that it has no mayo. Thanks for the recipe!
Loving what you did with that Avocado. This slaw and creamy dressing is next on my dinner list. Fantastic! .
Thanks, I am not an experienced Avacado user. I bought a couple at the Natural Grocers, and was wondering what I was going to do with them. Now I know. 🙂
Let me know how it goes! If you’re looking for more avocado recipes, check out guacamole and chocolate tart.