Cilantro Blue Cheese Slaw Recipe
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Cilantro Blue Cheese Slaw Recipe

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“Serve this slaw as a side dish to any meal, or use it to top your favorite fish taco recipe instead of lettuce and the usual toppings.” Christi Dalton — Hartsville, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 63 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, onion, cilantro and jalapeno. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Cilantro Blue Cheese Slaw in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010, p35

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Not_Spacy User ID: 6034953 230653
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"Good, but you have to love blue cheese as that flavor really comes through."

kaylenn2172 User ID: 1286066 228686
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"Delicious! Perfect and different. Huge hit with the family. Even my mother who is not a coleslaw fan loved it."

twinkle8o3 User ID: 1013923 129296
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"I was very skeptical about this recipe because I'm not a fan of most of the ingredients. My husband tried to talk me out of it. But because I know he absolutely loves cilantro, blue cheese, and cole slaw, I decided to take the chance. I was so happy that I did! Not only did he love it, so did I (shocking, since I hate blue cheese and cilantro), and so did both of our families. My mom said I am now in charge of making the slaw for every get-together. This recipe is most definitely a keeper!"

sddeck User ID: 7279512 147062
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014


lolohiser User ID: 5362556 173265
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"Pretty darn good - and I loved the blue cheese!!"

Lstrange User ID: 5890429 105963
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"Okay, so I was more intrigued than convinced, even after reading the reviews. I told my family I was going to make this and they were NOT enthusiastic, that is until we all tasted it. Yum! The guys were jockeying for leftovers for lunch the next day. There wasn't much left. A new staple salad. Thanks!"

Sonia Gail User ID: 6897478 188919
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012

"this side dish goes great with fried fish tacos"

rhobleymattson User ID: 4757695 108851
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2012

"All I can say is YUM!! :)"

Marcia63 User ID: 6013710 108804
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"Very interesting! I made this the night before, and when I tasted it, I was a bit nervous! But the next night when it was served everyone loved it!!! I think making it and letting it set in the fridge is key. VERY Good!!! Will also be good in a taco or wrap!!"

jmscoker User ID: 4615223 119804
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"A refreshingly new take on slaw. Great contrast between the spice of the jalapeno and the blue cheese."

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