Avocado coleslaw with cilantro and lime is a perfect hybrid between classical mayo creamy coleslaw and Mexican beloved guacamole.

Super fast and easy recipe to make in the food processor, plus ultra healthy. This avocado coleslaw with lime and cilantro side dish is perfect for anything grilled on the BBQ! The recipe is basically a standard coleslaw with a little extra fresh cilantro/coriander, lime and creamy avocado. So simple!

Healthier than mayo

healthy and creamy avocado coleslaw

Well everyone likes a creamy mayo coleslaw… but your heart not so much. This Coleslaw contains none of the saturated fat from mayo, only the ‘good type of fat’ from the avocados. Which is recommended to lower your LDL or bad cholesterol. This avocado dressing is a great alternative to the classic mayo coleslaw, plus it’s got this sunny Mexican flavour added to it. How can you resist? Forget about this old outdated version of coleslaw and make this version your new sidekick for this year BBQ season.

Alternative

Out in the world are tons of variations of coleslaw, some have bacons bits others chives, you name it! Everyone have a favorite! I also know, there are many cilantro/coriander haters out there so if you prefer to play it safe, replace it by some fresh basil leaves! It will do wonderfully. Or simply, omit the cilantro and keep it simple.

To serve with

This recipe would pair fantastically with The FoodOlic’s easy chicken quesadillas or pulled pork tacos recipe! Any type of meat really would go well with this, I’m thinking lovely BBQ ribs, nuggets, roasted chicken! Also, a quiche or frittata would go well with this smooth avocado coleslaw.

avocado coleslaw served with nuggets
A kid friendly recipe, avocado coleslaw

Avocado Coleslaw

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 315
Avocado coleslaw with cilantro and lime is a perfect Mashup between classical creamy coleslaw and Mexican beloved guacamole.

Ingredients

  • 1 small white cabbage or half a big one
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 apple
  • 1 spring white onion

Dressing

  • 1 avocado
  • 100 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 80 ml olive oil
  • 3 tbsp sugar/honey or maple syrup
  • 2 limes (or 1 lemon)
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro/coriander finely chopped
  • salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • In a food processor or mandoline grate all the ingredients above (not the dressing ones).
  • Blend the dressing ingredients until smooth.
  • Mix everything in a large bowl.
  • Cover and let marinate for minimum 2 hours in the fridge (mixing it half way).

Notes

Serve with some extra cilantro leaves.
Author: thefoodolic
Calories: 315kcal
Course: Ensalada
Keyword: avocado, coleslaw, healthy, lime, salad

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 6370IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Coleslaw
Amount per Serving
Calories
315
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
21
g
32
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
15
g
Sodium
 
57
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
649
mg
19
%
Carbohydrates
 
34
g
11
%
Fiber
 
9
g
38
%
Sugar
 
21
g
23
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
6370
IU
127
%
Vitamin C
 
68
mg
82
%
Calcium
 
89
mg
9
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!


6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Such an inventive way to use guacamole! Pinning this to try later — love the simple ingredients used in a totally fresh way. Beautiful recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    This combo is delicious! It was fantastic on the fish tacos I made for dinner.

  3. 5 stars
    As a guac lover…I love this idea! So smart to use the guacamole as coleslaw dressing…I recently did something similar with Tzatziki in a pasta salad. If you have the dips..why not? It really does work.

  4. 5 stars
    This was so good. I LOVE coleslaw and avocado, and using the avocado in the dressing was such a genius idea, it’s so flavourful and creamy without being filled with mayonnaise. We had ours on pulled chicken sandwiches and it was fantastic!

  5. 5 stars
    Heck yes. Why isn’t this already like, the most popular coleslaw idea ever? I mean, using the creaminess of avocado for coleslaw is brilliant, and the tangy lime and cilantro are fantastic with cabbage. Brilliant!

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