red cabbage slaw

Who doesn’t love some extra crunch and flavor?  Bring it on.  And if we can throw in some vibrant color, why not?  This cabbage slaw is just what you need to top off your fish tacos, fill in your sandwich wraps, serve with your favorite grilled fish. Full credit for this deliciousness must be given to Bobby Flay. The recipe is featured in his Mesa Grill Cookbook with a suggestion that it be served with his Yucatan Chicken Skewers topped off with Peanut-Red Chile BBQ Sauce. Worthy of a future post, don’t you think?

red cabbage slaw

If you have a large food processor like this one, the cabbage prep is quick and easy.  For the thinly sliced onions, I prefer to use a mandoline or slice them by hand.

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The dressing is mixed in a large bowl, then the rest of the ingredients are added.  Give it a quick stir and that’s it.

red cabbage slaw

This slaw is at its best when enjoyed the day it’s made.  Just let it hang out for a short time so that the flavors have a chance to blend.  As a result, you’ll have a delicious crunchy slaw that will wow your friends and impress your family!

red cabbage slaw

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red cabbage slaw

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Rosemary Stelmach


  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 2 medium oranges)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 head red cabbage, finely shredded (about 20 ounces)
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced (about 4.5 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Whisk together the vinegar, orange juice, oil and honey in a large bowl.  Add the cabbage, onion and cilantro.  Season with salt and pepper.  Toss to combine.

  2. Let sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes or up to 1 hour before serving.

red cabbage slaw

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