Tropical Cabbage Slaw

Tropical Cabbage Slaw: Tropical Cabbage Slaw is a perfect complement to Cuban-style cuisine, grilled meats or fish or even sandwiches.

We love the versatility of coleslaw and almost never make the standard mayonnaise-based dressing because there are so many other exciting things you can do with the concept of a cabbage salad. This easy side is a great complement to our Plantain-Stuffed Chicken.

Tropical Cabbage Slaw

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 small head of green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 Anaheim pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 nectarine, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

Toss together in a large bowl the cabbage, Anaheim pepper, red bell pepper, red onion, nectarine and cilantro leaves. Drizzle on the vegetable oil, toss and season with salt and pepper.

Mix the orange juice concentrate, seasoned rice vinegar and lime juice in a small bowl. Pour over the cabbage mixture, toss well and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

Makes 6 servings

Recipe adapted from "Miami Spice: The New Florida Cuisine" by Steven Raichlen

comments & replies

I coppied the Tropical Cabbage Salad. It sounds wonderful. We are growing basil and cilantro. I coppied the Basil Dressing to. Looking forward to making these. Thankyou.

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