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Red Cabbage Mojo Slaw

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Cuban Mojo sauce is made with tons of garlic, fresh orange juice, and lots of oregano and cumin. Here, we use it as a dressing for a zesty, spicy red cabbage slaw that’s perfect for serving as a side dish or as a topping for barbecue sandwiches. Recipe by
Created Apr 16, 2018
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  • 1 medium red cabbage (about 2 lb), shredded
  • 1 bunch cilantro, leaves and stems minced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large carrot, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 3 medium oranges)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 medium limes)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh minced oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • 1
    In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, cilantro, carrot and orange zest until well mixed. Set aside.
  • 2
    In the basin of a food processor or a blender, combine the garlic, orange juice, lime juice, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Pulse together until the garlic is finely chopped.
  • 3
    With the food processor or blender running on low, slowly pour in the olive oil until well combined.
  • 4
    Pour dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Taste and season with more salt and pepper as necessary. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Some supermarkets sell pre-shredded red cabbage—it’s a great time-saving hack if you can find it. You’ll need two bags (16 oz each) to replace the cabbage in this recipe.
  • Tip 2
    You might not need all the dressing depending on the size of your cabbage. Use just enough to dress the slaw without it getting sloppy, and refrigerate the rest for another use. It’s a great marinade for fish or chicken!
  • Tip 3
    This slaw does double duty as both a side dish and a condiment. It is great alongside (and on top of) pulled pork sandwiches, and is off-the-charts delicious inside fish or shrimp tacos. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

140 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 13g Total Carbs, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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