Quesadillas were originally on the menu for dinner, but I needed a vegetable side dish to go along with them. So I spent my yoga class dreaming up a Mexican-inspired coleslaw. My mind is supposed to be clear and focused on yoga and I’m thinking about food. Shocking, isn’t it?

Maybe it was the clear yoga mind, or maybe not, but regardless, this dressing was creamy, bright and full of lime flavor. Perfectly refreshing after non-focused hot yoga. We served it alongside quesadillas but it would be amazing as a topping for fish tacos or nachos.

Avocado & Lime Coleslaw

  • 4 cups chinese cabbage, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp red onion, minced (if desired)
  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp. cilantro
  • 1/2 avocado
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • water to thin dressing as needed
  • salt, pepper

Combine cabbage, red onion and 1 Tbsp of minced cilantro. Set aside.

Combine remaining ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Add water as needed. Toss with cabbage mixture with dressing and let refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.



39 Comments (Reply )

  1. Chelsea Ward
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 8:14 am

    This looks equal amounts of zesty and delicious. I want to make grilled fish tacos just so I can top them with this!

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  2. Chelsea Ward
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 8:14 am

    This looks equal amounts of zesty and delicious. I want to make grilled fish tacos just so I can top them with this!

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  3. thehealthyjunky
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    Did I tell you before how much I enjoy your simple recipes that look and sound ridiculously awesome!
    This looks great!

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  4. thehealthyjunky
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    Did I tell you before how much I enjoy your simple recipes that look and sound ridiculously awesome!
    This looks great!

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  5. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 8:45 am

    Yum! This does sound like the perfect side for a quesadilla :)

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  6. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 8:45 am

    Yum! This does sound like the perfect side for a quesadilla :)

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  7. Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 10:03 am

    Ok, seriously-every single dish you make always looks and sound soo good! Can you come cook for me? I love this southwestern take on coleslaw. What a brilliant idea!

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  8. Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 10:03 am

    Ok, seriously-every single dish you make always looks and sound soo good! Can you come cook for me? I love this southwestern take on coleslaw. What a brilliant idea!

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  9. Mo@MommyRD
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    Oh, my does that sound refreshing. I can’t wait to try it. Good thing avocados are 3 for a dollar at Sprouts this week!

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  10. Mo@MommyRD
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    Oh, my does that sound refreshing. I can’t wait to try it. Good thing avocados are 3 for a dollar at Sprouts this week!

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  11. actorsdiet
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    you’re right this would be great with fish tacos!

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  12. actorsdiet
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    you’re right this would be great with fish tacos!

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  13. Marie
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 10:57 am

    YUM! That sounds amazing! Combining two of my favorite things – Mexican Food & Coleslaw! I also love that you were thinking about food during yoga :)

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  14. Marie
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 10:57 am

    YUM! That sounds amazing! Combining two of my favorite things – Mexican Food & Coleslaw! I also love that you were thinking about food during yoga :)

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  15. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    I’m always thinking about food during yoga, too — road-mapping my attack on dinner, etc. :)

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  16. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    I’m always thinking about food during yoga, too — road-mapping my attack on dinner, etc. :)

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  17. hungryforbalance
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    This sounds like a bite of heaven! Cant wait to make my own. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  18. hungryforbalance
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    This sounds like a bite of heaven! Cant wait to make my own. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  19. Katherine: What About Summer?
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

    What a good idea! This is something I could definitely try (recipes aren’t my strong point but I’m feeling confident about this one!)
    Katherine

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  20. Katherine: What About Summer?
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

    What a good idea! This is something I could definitely try (recipes aren’t my strong point but I’m feeling confident about this one!)
    Katherine

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  21. Kate
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    what a great idea! we seriously need to have a minneapolis bloggie potluck in the very near future. i shall get on this ASAP!

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  22. Kate
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    what a great idea! we seriously need to have a minneapolis bloggie potluck in the very near future. i shall get on this ASAP!

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  23. soundztastee
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 6:02 am

    This sounds delicious, a new and easy twist on coleslaw :)

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  24. soundztastee
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 6:02 am

    This sounds delicious, a new and easy twist on coleslaw :)

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  25. Lori
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 6:52 am

    I have been on a slaw kick lately. It must be the warmer weather. I love it and the dressing on this sounds great. I recently found a recipe for another salad dressing with avocado and I’m really interested in trying it now.

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  26. Lori
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 6:52 am

    I have been on a slaw kick lately. It must be the warmer weather. I love it and the dressing on this sounds great. I recently found a recipe for another salad dressing with avocado and I’m really interested in trying it now.

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  27. Michelle
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 10:52 am

    This sounds great…..except that I really can’t stand cilantro…LOL! Any suggestions on a substitution? :-)

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    • Emily
      Apr 29, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

      I would use a basil and lemon combo for more of an Italian feel! My post tommorow is actually a recipe for guacamole with basil and shallots! :)

      Emily http://www.anutritionisteats.com

      Sent from my iPhone

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  28. polwig
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

    I love how simple and healthy this is plus I am a total sucker for cabbage, any cabbage any form I can eat it for days. I love this avocado dressing that can be used on everything/anything. Yummy !!!

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  29. holly (the healthy everythingtarian)
    May 04, 2010 @ 8:46 am

    i think i just want to eat this over and over again. lime + cilantro are two of my favorite flavors!

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