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Jalapeño Lime Coleslaw #RecipeMakeover

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This light and fresh Jalapeño Lime Coleslaw is the perfect healthy side dish for your upcoming summer BBQ’s.

As I shared in my post from earlier this week, I’ve joined a great group of bloggers participating in #RecipeMakeover Week. The goal for all of us is the same, share healthier versions of some of our favorite recipes. For me, I decided to focus on BBQ related recipes in an effort to get ready for summer!

I kicked it off yesterday with a Healthier Creamy Potato Salad recipe, because what is a BBQ without potato salad?

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Today, I decided to share this Jalapeño Lime Coleslaw recipe that has become a favorite at our house.

It’s not your typical coleslaw because it isn’t creamy. There isn’t any mayo, yogurt or creamy dressing in this recipe. Instead, it’s completely flavored with lime juice, jalapeños, olive oil and a little bit of vinegar. It’s not heavy or full of extra calories, sugar or fat; making it perfect for summer meals!

Jalapeño Lime Coleslaw – Serving Suggestions

This coleslaw can be served a number of ways and pairs well with so many dishes.

  • Serve as a side dish, stands up on it’s own!
  • Add on top of grilled salmon, pork or chicken
  • Serve on top of a grilled and/or fried chicken sandwich
  • Adds a great flavor to sliders

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Jalapeño Lime Coleslaw – Recipe

This coleslaw is so light, refreshing and simple to make! It can easily be in advanced and even tastes better (and more spicy) on the second day!

Jalapeño Lime Coleslaw
Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: bbq
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Serves: 4 servings
This light and fresh coleslaw is simple to make and much healthier than traditional versions.
  • 12 oz broccoli/carrot slaw (or cabbage coleslaw mix if you prefer)
  • 1-2 jalapeños, thinly sliced (seeds removed unless you want it to be spicy)
  • ½ purple onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • ½ cup cilantro, rough chop
  • ⅓ cup lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Place slaw in a large mixing bowl
  2. Add sliced jalapeños (more or less depending on how spicy you want it), add onion, and cilantro
  3. In a seperate small bowl, whisk together lime juice, sugar, olive oil and salt & pepper
  4. Pour dressing over slaw mixture and combine well
  5. Place in fridge for at least 1 hour before serving

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    Danielle April 26, 2017 (8:09 am)

    This looks amazing! Perfect for summer bbq’s.

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    Lauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen April 26, 2017 (8:32 am)

    This slaw looks so delicious! Love the the vibrant colors and also love that it’s a vinaigrette instead of a heavy dressing.

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    Audrey April 26, 2017 (9:37 am)

    Great combination of flavors. This would be great with so many things, grilled chicken, burgers, in a hot dog. Mmmm!

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    Wendy Klik April 26, 2017 (10:15 am)

    This will be a perfect addition to my Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Thanks.

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    Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats April 26, 2017 (1:54 pm)

    I love this recipe! I hate mayonnaise, so this coleslaw recipe is perfect for me! Yum! Totally need to make! XOXO 🙂

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      Brynn McDowell April 26, 2017 (2:08 pm)

      Thanks Kelly, hope you like it! I’m not a big fan of mayo either so it’s the perfect slaw!

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    Colleen April 26, 2017 (3:02 pm)

    I’m not sure if I myself would be able to handle the heat in this #RecipeMakeover recipe, but I sure have a lot of friends who could!!!

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      Brynn McDowell April 26, 2017 (10:25 pm)

      I’m not the best when it comes to heat either but when I ate it on the first day I found it spicy but good, the second day was so spicy I couldn’t handle it, but my hubby loved it on day #2!

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