Avocado coleslaw with cilantro and lime perfectly combines classical mayo slaw with Mexican guacamole. A healthier and yummier version of coleslaw!

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

The Mayo Upgrade

A healthy and creamy avocado coleslaw

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 avocados lowers your LDL or bad cholesterol. This avocado dressing is an excellent alternative to the classic mayo coleslaw; it adds this bright Mexican flavour. How can you resist? Forget about this old, outdated version of coleslaw and make this version your new sidekick for this year’s BBQ season.

Alternative

avocado coleslaw

In the world are tons of variations of coleslaw; some have bacon bits, others chives, you name it! Everyone has a favourite! I also know many cilantro haters are out there, so if you prefer to play it safe, replace it with some fresh basil leaves! It will do wonderfully. Or omit the cilantro and keep it simple.

To Serve with

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

This recipe pairs well with any spicy Mexican dish, for example, easy chicken quesadillas or pulled pork tacos! Also, thinking BBQ ribs, nuggets, and roasted chicken would do wonderfully with it! And why not a quiche or frittata? A pretty polyvalent side dish!

Storage

If you need to store coleslaw with avocado for a short period, such as a few hours, you can keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Adding a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to the coleslaw can help delay the browning process of the avocado. Mix the dressing well with the coleslaw and cover it tightly to minimize exposure to air. Add plastic film and tap it firmly on top of the coleslaw to keep the air away as much as possible. This way, you can easily keep it a few hours in the fridge.

Other Coleslaws

Avocado Coleslaw

5 from 34 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 315
Avocado coleslaw with cilantro and lime are a perfect Mashup between classical creamy coleslaw and beloved Mexican guacamole.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cabbage
  • 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 

  • Grate all the ingredients from coleslaw in a food processor or mandoline.
  • Blend the dressing ingredients until smooth.
  • Mix everything in a large bowl.
  • Cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours (mixing it halfway).

Notes

Serve with some extra cilantro leaves.
Author: Marie Breton
Calories: 315kcal
Course: Aperitivo, Ensalada, side dish
Cuisine: Other
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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