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Pickled Onion and Cilantro Slaw

Pickled Onion and Cilantro Slaw
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Author: Cynthia


  • 1 red onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 head medium sized green cabbage shredded or thinly sliced, about 4 cups
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (a handful)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds lightly toasted


  • Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil with a pinch of salt. Drop sliced onions into water. Boil for 1 minute. Drain and immediately plunge drained onions into ice cold water to stop them from cooking.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together, juices, oil, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Toss cabbage, green and red onions and cilantro with dressing to coat. Refrigerate.