Recipe: Spicy Cilantro Slaw

What could be better than another recipe with cilantro? This recipe is absolutely refreshing for those of you who love cilantro and maybe a little heat. It is also fantastic as a topping for sandwiches as well as a traditional side.

This recipe is adapted from a recipe in The Herbal Kitchen: Cooking with Fragrance and Flavor by Jerry Traunfeld

Recipe: Spicy Cilantro Slaw


  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro, finely chopped, approx. 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 small cabbage, approx. 2 lbs


  1. Finely slice the cabbage.
  2. Shred the carrot
  3. Finely dice the bell pepper and cilantro
  4. Combine all dressing ingredients through the Sriracha hot sauce in a bowl and whisk together.
  5. Pour dressing over vegetables in a large bowl and mix thoroughly
  6. Transfer slaw to a 1 gallon zip lock bag, seal and place the bag in a glass bowl in case of leaks.
  7. Wait at least 1 hour before serving. Will keep for several days in the refrigerator.