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Red cabbage slaw in a large bowl

Creamy Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw

This creamy red cabbage and carrot slaw is a great easy side dish that is ready in 10 minutes and requires no cooking. Full of fresh and vibrant ingredients, it works wonderfully with pulled pork, chicken and Mexican tacos. 
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 235kcal


  • ½ red cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • zest of half a lime
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 jalapeños finely diced
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise (170g)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Slice the cabbage, grate the carrot and dice the jalapeños.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.


  • Because there is mayo in this salad, don't leave it at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
  • It's best to shred the cabbage by hand, if you use a food processor you will loose a lot of the crunch texture.
  • Don't be tempted to add more mayo, especially if you are making it ahead of time. The cabbage will release water as it sits so it can start to get soggy.
  • Use fresh lime juice rather than bottled. It is way more zingier and flavorful.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2597IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg