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Healthy Recipe: Tequila Slaw with Lime and Cilantro

admin - September 23, 2014

tequila slaw with lime and cilantro recipe

This fresh, zesty take on coleslaw will make the perfect addition to any lunch or dinner. Serve it as a side dish or a garnish on sandwiches and tacos. Whichever way you decide, this tasty plate is sure to perk up your next meal.

Tequila Slaw with Lime and Cilantro

1/4 cup canola mayonnaise (such as Hellmann’s)

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon silver tequila

2 teaspoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 (14-ounce) package coleslaw

You really can’t beat the altogether 5-minute preparation time of this dish. What’s better – only 64 calories per serving! Keep the recipe easy by purchasing packaged coleslaw rather than chopping the cabbage yourself.

Some of you may have gawked at the addition of tequila to this recipe. While the sharp taste of this liquor pairs nicely with the tang of lime, there are other known health benefits of enhancing dishes with tequila.

Those who are watching their weight tend to shy away from liquor because of its sugar content; however, tequila is made of only simple sugars, so they break down much easier in your body and do not raise blood sugar. Studies also show that tequila, in moderation, of course, can break down dietary fat and help lower bad cholesterol.

We know you’ll love this delicious Mexican-inspired dish. Whip up this quick recipe for a last minute dinner or serve it to friends and family at your next get together. You can’t go wrong with a nice, light dish equipped with heart-healthy, beneficial ingredients.

Keeping a close eye on your cholesterol and blood sugar levels is essential in maintaining a long life. For more information on preventive health care, visit

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2 Comments so far
  1. Cheryl G. - November 3, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Going to have to try this recipe,,it sounds yummy,,but I’ve never had tequila in cole slaw before, so this will be a first.

  2. Jessica - November 3, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Try tossing in a healthy handful of pine nuts or pumpkin seeds to up the satisfaction, nutrition and taste. And I personally ad a kick of flavor, heat and happy with a dash of my favorite hot sauce.

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