No-Mayo Costa Rican Coleslaw

So I know this recipe is not unique to Costa Rica, but it’s where we first ate coleslaw mayo-free more than 10 years ago. So I’m stickin’ to my title!

I was never a fan of regular coleslaw. Too much mayo. But this is recipe is perfect…tangy, crunchy, and you can eat as much as you want guilt-free. The fresh cilantro adds a nice flavor, but you could leave it out. Sometimes I add it, sometimes not.

I made this coleslaw today for dinner at my parent’s house tonight. Yum!

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[recipeย recipe title=”Costa Rican Coleslaw” servings=5]

  • 1 bag (16 ounces) shredded coleslaw mix (green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots)
  • 1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (more if you like it extra tangy)
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • juice of half a lime
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, optional

Mix first 5 ingredients together in a large bowl. Add a generous amount of fresh ground pepper; cover and refrigerate. Sprinkle with the chopped cilantro right before serving. Enjoy![/recipe]


One thought on “No-Mayo Costa Rican Coleslaw

  1. Christina Seebold

    I just got back from Costa Rica, and googled a Costa Rican slaw recipe. Your ingredients seemed the most like what was in the slaw we liked best. I just made it, and it is delish. – not a fan of mayo


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