Turn up your coleslaw with Sriracha and cilantro. This honey lime slaw is a perfect addition to tacos, would be great on pulled pork, or serve it as a side dish to your favorite grilled meats.
If you are looking for a quick and easy side dish, you are in the right place. This tangy coleslaw can be made ahead or can be put together at the last minute.
Either way it is a flavorful salad that is perfect for BBQs. It is also amazing served on a shredded chicken or fish taco if you are in the mood for something.
Normally I am a creamy coleslaw kind of gal. But honey lime slaw recipe this was worth stepping outside of my comfort zone for. It is bright and fresh and delicious!
It has a nice blend of sweet and tangy, balanced with a little heat. A bit of cumin gives it smokey depth and cilantro adds a bright pop of freshness.
Everything comes together to make an easy coleslaw that will add interest to your dinner plate. It has a nice rounded flavor that will knock your socks off.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
It is quick and easy. If you use a bag of coleslaw mix, you can have it ready to go in a few minutes.
The acid from the lime juice helps to soften the cabbage pretty quickly. So you don’t have to let it chill for hours.
Adding fresh cilantro adds a nice fresh pop of color and flavor. However, you can leave it out if you don’t like cilantro.
It’s a great summer side dish. There’s no cooking, so you aren’t heating up the kitchen.
It is great as a sandwich topper. Try it on pulled pork for a tasty flavor twist.
Or serve it with carnitas, BBQ chicken, or pork chops. It is a great way to balance out heavy or rich entrees.
What can I use instead of honey?
You can agave or white sugar instead of honey if you want. If you are keeping this low carb, you can use a sugar replacement.
More Flavorful Side Salad Recipes
If you like trying different variations of slaw, try cranberry bacon broccoli slaw. It has a creamy dressing and a mix of sweet and savory stir ins.
Celebrate summer’s harvest with a fresh corn salad. It features sweet corn, cucumbers, tomatoes and more in a really tasty dish.
For something a bit heartier, try black bean salad with corn and avocado. It is wonderful as a side and also great as a dip with tortilla chips.
Honey Lime Coleslaw
- 3 Tablespoons lime juice
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon sriracha
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 lb bag of tri-color coleslaw
- 1 cup chopped cilantro
- Mix together lime juice, cumin, honey, sriracha, salt and oil.
- Stir in coleslaw and chill for at least an hour, preferably a couple of hours. Stir occasionally.
- Mix slaw to redistribute the dressing, then toss in the cilantro
- Serve. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.