Red Cabbage Slaw with Honey-Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette

May 24, 2017
3 Ratings
Photo by Basil and Roses
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

This was the first time I made this and it ended up being great. I love using red cabbage for it’s beautiful color, slightly bitter and peppery flavor and many health benefit- Vitamin C, A, K and dietary fiber to name a few. It adds a nice crunch to the otherwise soft textured fish tacos which I served it with. Marinated in a honey-lime-cumin vinaigrette it became a great addition to our fiesta! —Basil and Roses

What You'll Need
  • 1 whole red cabbage, cut into quarters and sliced into ribbons
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped then mashed with the side of the knife blade
  • 2 teaspoons Ground cumin (plus a pinch just because I LOVE cumin!)
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika ((smoked paprika is even better if you have it)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey (adjust to taste, add more honey if you prefer the dressing sweeter)
  1. Combine lime juice, honey, garlic, cumin, paprika in a mixing bowl.
  2. Slowly add olive oil as you whisk dressing together.
  3. Adding oil slowly while whisking helps emulsify the dressing so it won’t separate (science, baby!).
  4. Add salt + pepper to taste as you go along, adjust as needed.
  5. Add dressing to cabbage and mix well.
  6. Let sit for 20-30 minutes. It gets better after it sits for a while.
  7. p.s. *It was even better the next day when we had the leftovers with chicken.

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6 Reviews

Scott C. August 21, 2018
Delicious as is! I added one grated large carrot and a handful of chopped fresh mint, which made it even better. Great recipe.
Basil A. August 21, 2018
Thanks so much Scott and I LOVE your additions! Mint makes salads marvelous and the carrots must have added gorgeous color (and flavor). Thanks for sharing.
Inga O. June 5, 2017
How much honey do you put?
Basil A. June 5, 2017
Hi Inga!
I add a tablespoon of honey to the recipe. You can adjust to taste and add more honey if you prefer the dressing to be sweeter. Sorry that line was missing in the recipe, thanks for the question!

Hope you enjoy the recipe :)
Inga O. June 5, 2017
Thanks so much, your update was right in time for me as I was just putting it together!
Basil A. June 5, 2017
Glad to her it! Feel free to share how it turned out, all feedback is welcome :-)