Dirt to Table Experience: Savoy, Lime And Cilantro Coleslaw

In North Florida cabbage grows abundantly in our mild winter growing season.   There is no possibility that it could survive the Florida heat and make it to the summer picnic table.  In the winter one of our main salads is coleslaw and in the summer, we turn our attention to other salads that reflect our growing season.

This time of year the varieties of cabbage growing in our garden is a beautiful assortment of savoy, green and red cabbages.  This also includes tatsoi and bok choy, which are a variety of Asian cabbages that have a mild flavor and are easy to work with in salads, soups, stews and main meal dishes.

There are endless varieties of cabbages available to the home cook, that allows us to create a spectacular array of dishes which are contemporary, healthy and delicious.

This coleslaw has an incredibly fresh taste-no doubt using fresh cabbage straight from the garden dirt helps this salad shine but, fresh simple flavors, and the lime really kick-up this slightly off the grid traditional coleslaw.

Savoy, Lime And Cilantro Coleslaw
Serves 4-6
Recipe from Fine Cooking

1 head Savoy cabbage
4 scallions
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, torn
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 limes
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1.  Shave the cabbage with a sharp nice or mandolin so you have thin ribbons.  Cut the scallions long and on the bias so you have pieces similar in shape to the cabbage.  Toss the cabbage, scallions and cilantro in a large salad bowl.
2.  Make the dressing by combining the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar and the zest of limes in a medium bowl.  Season with salt and pepper and finish with a squeeze of lime juice.  Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.

40 thoughts on “Dirt to Table Experience: Savoy, Lime And Cilantro Coleslaw

  1. This is very different from what I am used to in Canada. Also interesting to learn that you have it in the winter and we have it in the summer! Will have to try this.


  2. this sounds and looks so delicious, what a great bbq side dish!!!! it's been a while since i've blogged, it felt good to write a post and to read other blogs – happy new year!!!!


  3. This looks so good and so refreshing. I don't know that I ever realized that you are from Florida too. I'm in Nokomis, in between Venice and Sarasota. Are you anywhere close by?


  4. Velva, thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm so glad to find yours! I LOVE coleslaw of any kind and this one looks great! I'm making this this week!


  5. The first time I had a coleslaw with lime, in 'Mexican' fashion, I was bowled over. As a cilantro lover, it was heaven on a plate. I haven't looked back since. This is great Velva. And from your garden too. How awesome.


  6. I so often forget about savoy cabbage – I have no idea why, it's so wonderful. I love the addition of lime and cilantro – I even have cilantro (and green onions) still growing in my garden (although today, at 5 deg F, they're not going to be very happy campers). I love slaws especially in the winter, mostly, I think, because they remind of summer's past, when picnic slaws were popular (even though it's not the growing season for cabbage).


  7. Coleslaw always seems to be reserved as a picnic food, but I love it year round. Especially during the cold weather when it's so fresh. I'm always looking for new versions. This one sounds delicious!


  8. This would have been the perfect accompaniment to the glazed pork I just posted. I'm keeping this one for the next time I have barbecue! I love this combination.


  9. This looks like a great coleslaw variation. Love the addition of cilantro. I think I'll make this for the 4th! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s