Instantly elevate your tacos, grilled meats and sandwiches with this fresh cilantro lime slaw.

What We Love About This Cilantro Lime Slaw 

  • Fresh and Crisp: This cilantro lime slaw stays crisp and crunchy thanks to the unique blend of ingredients.
  • No-Heat Recipe: What’s great about this recipe is that it requires no further cooking, simply chop up the ingredients, mix it all together, and you’re done.  
Cilantro Lime Slaw

Cilantro Lime Slaw Ingredients

  • Green yogurt: Greek yogurt serves as the base for the creamy, zesty dressing. 
  • Lime Juice: Tangy lime juice provides a zesty and citrusy kick to the slaw. 
  • Spices, Herbs and Aromatics: Green onions, cumin, and garlic add a savory element to the dressing. 
  • Coleslaw Mix: A convenient blend of shredded cabbage and carrots to add crunch and texture. 
Cilantro Lime Slaw

How to Make Cilantro Lime Slaw 

  1. Blend the ingredients. Combine Greek yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, green onions, cumin, and garlic.
    Cilantro Lime Slaw
  2. Process until smooth. Transfer the dressing to a large bowl. 
    Cilantro Lime Slaw
  3. Toss to coat. Gently toss the coleslaw mix with the dressing until evenly coated.
    Cilantro Lime Slaw
  4. Add seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  5. Serve immediately

Make Ahead and Storing Instructions: 

  • To Make Ahead: Prepare the cilantro lime slaw up to 24 hours in advance and store it in 
  • To Store: Keep any leftover slaw refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days. 
Cilantro Lime Slaw

Recipe Variations

  • Add some heat: Add a diced jalapeno or a pinch of red pepper flakes to the dressing. 
  • Add an Asian twist: Drizzle with some soy sauce and sesame oil, then garnish with toasted sesame seeds for an Asian-inspired twist.
  • Adjust the sweetness: Mix in a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup to the dressing for a touch of sweetness. 

Cilantro Lime Slaw for Tacos

Instantly elevate your tacos, grilled meats and sandwiches with this fresh cilantro lime slaw.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 green onions, just the green parts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 14-ounce bag coleslaw mix


  • Add the Greek yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, green onions, cumin and garlic to a small food processor and process until smooth.
  • Add the coleslaw mix to a large bowl.
  • Add the Greek yogurt dressing and mix to combine.
  • Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  • Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.


Calories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 3gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.03gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 11mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Emma Kelly

Lover of smoosh faced dogs, cooking (of all kinds), spending as much time as I can in the garden (especially with homegrown veg and cut flowers), and diy’ing everything! Make sure to follow me on Pinterest for more easy meals, (mostly) healthy desserts and crave-worthy snacks. Learn more about me here.

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