5 Minute Tequila Lime Coleslaw with Cilantro
Regular coleslaw gets a new spin with this tequila lime version! The tequila gives it an unique depth, and it’s sure to be a hit at your next party!
Who loves a great coleslaw? Instead of the traditional sweet and tangy, this recipe has great depth of flavor, with the awesome zip from the lime. It’s great on it’s own, or piled on top of a great burger, some tacos, grilled flank steak or barbecue!
It’s that time of year again, when the weather warms up, grass needs cutting, flowers bloom, and family and friends start getting together for a cookout. Maybe some burgers on the grill (really “wow” your friends with this fun burger), plenty of cold drinks, and you can’t forget the mouthwatering side dishes!
I have a hard time picking my favorite cookout side dish. Macaroni salad is probably my all-time favorite (try this jalapeño popper version), but coming in at a verrrrrrry close second, is coleslaw. Other than cookouts, I also order coleslaw all the time at restaurants!
Most of the time, coleslaws all taste very similar… sweet and tangy right? And believe me, I love that kind too… but sometimes I crave something different… something unique!
Enter, the tequila lime coleslaw!! If you’re worried about the tequila being overpowering or just tasting like alcohol… fear not, it’s just enough to give the slaw a unique depth, not enough for you to say, “wow that definitely has tequila in it!”.
Obviously this coleslaw is awesome all by itself, but it’s phenomenal on top of burgers, tacos, grilled steak, the sky is the limit! I have some barbecue chicken tacos in the works, and I honestly can’t wait to top them with this coleslaw!!
Any kind of tequila would probably work, but I found that it tastes best with a silver tequila. You can also leave it out if you don’t want any alcohol at all, although I do highly recommend trying with the tequila first. It’s just one tablespoon for the WHOLE recipe, so the amount per serving is extremely small. Plus… you know… booze 😉
So the next time you’re thinking about what to serve as a side at your next barbecue or cookout… definitely consider this Tequila Lime Coleslaw with Cilantro!!
Tequila Lime Coleslaw with Cilantro
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3 Tbsp lime juice - fresh is best
- 2-3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
- 1 Tbsp tequila (silver)
- 3 tsp granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- pinch of black pepper
- 1/3 cup green onions, thinly sliced
- 14 oz coleslaw mix - (or equal amount of shredded cabbage and carrots)
- 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
- To a large mixing bowl, add the first 7 ingredients (through black pepper) and whisk to combine until smooth.
- Add green onions, coleslaw mix and red cabbage and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, to allow flavors to fully combine.