Super-Simple Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw

The other day I was inspired to make a healthy, cruciferous slaw to top some tacos. Some bright and beautiful red cabbage was calling my name in the grocery store, along with some other choice ingredients to create a zingy, nutritious topping.

And it turned out wonderfully! I really wanted to make a slaw without vegan mayonnaise for two purposes: cutting down fat content (anyone else notice GI issues if they ingest a lot of fat?) and retraining my taste buds to appreciate the delicious flavor of vegetables without drowning it in mayo. I still dribbled a little chipotle mayo on top of the taco, but it definitely wasn't drowning in it and the brightness of the slaw really shined.

Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw

1/2 head of red cabbage, sliced thinly with mandolin
1/2 white or red onion, sliced thinly with mandolin
2 jalapeƱos, diced
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1-2 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
1-2 tbsp lime juice
salt to taste

  1. Whisk olive oil, maple syrup, lime juice, and salt together.
  2. Massage dressing into cabbage, onions, and jalapeƱos.
  3. Enjoy!
What are your favorite slaw recipes and how do you use them in your meals?