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Creamy Cilantro-Lime Slaw

Let this cabbage slaw sit for a couple days or serve it right away. Either way, it makes a fantastic topper on tacos.

cilantro-lime slaw

Creamy Cilantro-Lime Slaw


  • 8 scallions white and green parts, chopped
  • 2 ounces fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, shaken
  • 1 1/3 pound green cabbage, finely sliced
  • 4 scallions, finely chopped


  1. Pulse scallions, cilantro, and garlic in food processor, scraping down sides periodically, until mixture is as finely minced as food processor allows. Add mustard, lime juice, mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk and salt/pepper, pulse to combine.
  2. Combine cabbage and scallions in a large bowl. Pour 1 ½ cups dressing over vegetables and toss until well combined. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Thanks to Living Roots Ecovillage for growing the (incredibly large) scallions used by Function Brewing for this recipe.

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