Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"ZENITH, n. The point in the heavens directly overhead to a man standing or a growing cabbage."
-Ambrose Bierce, Writer

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a great bright, summery variation of the classic cole slaw. It goes well with everything - from burgers to food from the grill.

Citrus Zest

The zest of any citrus fruit is the outermost, colored layer of the rind. This is where all the essential oil is found and, as such, all the flavor. The white part between the colored zest and the pulp of the fruit is called pith and the strong bitter flavor can ruin your dish.

My utensil of choice for removing the zest from any citrus fruit is the microplane. This is a flat grater about 2 inches wide and 6 to 8 inches long with a handle. This grater has narrow serrations which are extremely sharp. The result is a light feathery zest with less chance that you will dig into the bitter pith.


Cilantro Lime Slaw

Servings = 8 | Serving size =about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time = 15 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe keeps well for about 3 days in the refrigerator. Cooking time does not include chilling time.

1 small head cabbage (thinly shredded)
1 large carrot (peeled and shredded)
1/2 cup cilantro (coarsely chopped)
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp honey
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
3/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 lime

Place the cabbage, carrot, cilantro, olive oil, honey, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Zest the lime and add the zest to the bowl.

Juice the lime and add the juice to the bowl.

Toss well and chill for at least an hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 1/2 cups

Servings = 8


Amount Per Serving

Calories 75 Calories from Fat 47
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 8%
    Saturated Fat 1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 59%
Calcium 4% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 73 mcg Potassium 189 mg
Magnesium 12 mg