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Protein-Packed Slaw with Cilantro and Lime (No Mayo!)

  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x


This flavorful slaw gets a protein-boost from forbidden rice, quinoa, hemp seeds and pepitas. Enjoy it for lunch or bring as a side dish to your next outdoor gathering.


  • 1/2 large red cabbage, thinly sliced or spiralized
  • 1/2 large green cabbage, thinly sliced or spiralized
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa (How to Make Perfectly Cooked Quinoa)
  • 1/3 cup cooked forbidden rice (black rice)
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds/pepitas
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (or hemp seeds if nut free)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 juicy lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir/toss until everything is fully incorporated. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Serve chilled. Store in your refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week.
  • Category: Side Dish

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