Mexican-Style Slaw

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This Mexican-Style Slaw joins the other slaws that we’ve made, like our Asian Slaw and Coleslaw.

It’s a perfect slimming and weight watchers friendly side dish to enjoy no matter what weight loss plan you’re following – you don’t need to count any Weight Watchers points and it only contains 85 calories per portion! Not only that, but it’s suitable for most diets, including dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan.

You can pair this Mexican-Style Slaw with anything from the BBQ – we’d recommend our delicious Grilled / BBQ Courgettes recipe – it’s also great alongside a salad. Spice up the recipe by adding some cayenne pepper!

What diets is this Mexican-Style Slaw suitable for?

Good news – this Mexican-Style Slaw recipe is suitable for dairy free, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets!

Please make sure to double and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Mexican-Style Slaw?

You don’t need any special ingredients for this recipe.

How many calories are in this Mexican-Style Slaw?

There are 85 calories per portion in this Mexican-Style Slaw, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Mexican-Style Slaw is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Mexican-Style Slaw

This Mexican-Style Slaw is a perfect slimming and weight watchers friendly side dish to enjoy no matter what weight loss plan you're following. 
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 85
  • Carbs 19G
  • WW Points:
  • 0 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple


For the slaw

  • 2 broccoli stems
  • 2 large carrots
  • ½ red cabbage
  • ½ white onion
  • 3 spring onions

For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp lime juice (juice of 2 limes)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp granulated sweetener
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ chilli pepper
  • 1 lime cut into wedges

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  1. Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well. Make sure the sweetener dissolves.
  2. Use a mandolin to finely slice all the slaw ingredients and place into the bowl with the dressing in.
  3. Let the slaw sit for 5-10 minutes in the fridge.
  4. Top with slices of lime and serve!

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DeltaFriday 12th August 2022

?How long will this keep in sealed container in fridge


    HollyFriday 12th August 2022

    Hey Delta, you can keep this Mexican Slaw in a container in the fridge for 3 days or so. Hope that helps!


Emma TTuesday 12th September 2017

Hi Tracy,

So glad you enjoyed it! ????


TracySaturday 11th February 2017

Enjoyed this slaw with the Chizza this evening. Crunch zest spicy loveliness. Thank you for sharing


    KateSunday 12th February 2017

    Hi Tracy
    Glad you like it!


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