Costa Rican Cabbage Slaw

This slaw is traditionally served as a side dish with rice and beans or to make a ‘gallo’ (a corn tortilla with shredded barbecued meat or chorizo).


1 cup seeded and diced tomatoes
1/2 cup firmly packed minced fresh cilantro
1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper (optional)
1 small head green cabbage, finely shredded
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
Salt, to taste

  1. Mix the tomatoes, cilantro, and red pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add the cabbage and toss.
  3. Add the lime juice and salt to taste at the last minute before serving to avoid wilting of the cabbage.
Nutritional Analysis: 
Calories: 45, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Sodium: 25mg, Carbohydrate: 11g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 2g
6 servings

Hannia Campos, PhD, from "The Oldways Table"


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