When Taco Tuesday rolls around, I like to create interesting new ways to serve tacos and other Mexican goodies. So, I decided to make a Mexican coleslaw recipe to compliment this week's tacos. This week, the vegetables at the market were so vibrant, I struggled to keep myself focused. Instead of using white cabbage, for this Mexican coleslaw recipe, I chose purple cabbage because of its beautiful colors with the other vegetables.
On its own, coleslaw is a nutritious powerhouse. Unfortunately, coleslaw gets a bad reputation because of its typical high-fat creamy dressing. My Mexican coleslaw recipe, however, is light and oil-free. Using only lime juice and select seasonings, the natural flavors of the vegetables shine, with hints of chili powder and cumin.
THE BENEFITS OF EATING MEXICAN COLESLAW WITH YOUR TACOS
One cup (89 grams) of chopped, raw, purple cabbage contains the following nutrients (1Trusted Source):
- Calories: 28
- Protein: 1 gram
- Carbs: 7 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Vitamin C: 56% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Vitamin K: 28% of the DV
- Vitamin B6: 11% of the DV
- Vitamin A: 6% of the DV
- Potassium: 5% of the DV
- Thiamine: 5% of the DV
- Riboflavin: 5% of the DV
Purple cabbage also provides small amounts of iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and zinc.
I love cabbage, raw or cooked, and try to include cabbage in a variety of recipes. In fact, my husband even makes his own sauerkraut, which is another one of my favorite ways to eat cabbage.
WHAT OTHER INGREDIENTS ARE IN MEXICAN COLESLAW RECIPE?
Not only is Mexican coleslaw healthy, but it's also really easy to prepare. For instance, all you need is a few ingredients, and you will be taco ready.
- Purple cabbage
- Red bell pepper
- White onion
- Fresno chili pepper (or jalapeno)
- Chili Powder
- Garlic powder
Even though many people top their tacos with traditional toppings like tomatoes, lettuce, and onions, I like to mix it up and add my salad to my tacos.
Another way I enjoy Mexican coleslaw is as a side dish with some of my favorite Mexican dishes:
- The Best Ultimate Vegan Lentil Black Bean Burrito Ever
- Vegan Enchiladas
- Enchilada Pasta
- Green Plant-Based Potato and Kale Enchiladas
- Sweet Potato Tacos
- Tofu Tacos
- Vegan Lentil Tacos
- Tempeh Tacos
- Mexican Lasagna
- Mexican Street Corn & Vegan!
MEXICAN COLESLAW TOPPED WALNUT TACOS IS FABULOUS!
Since I chose to make walnut meat tacos tonight, I chose to think outside the regular toppings and serve with Mexican coleslaw. As I watched my family build their tacos, everyone piled the Mexican coleslaw inside their tacos and on the side. In fact, I was shocked when the whole bowl of coleslaw was empty. Originally, my intention was a simple taco topping, which turned into a taco topping, side dish, and salad. As a result, everyone was full, and I found a new recipe to add to my keeper list.
So, if you are looking for a way to spice up how you serve your tacos, consider Mexican coleslaw recipe. Next time, I will double this recipe for my family.
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂