Mojo Red Cabbage Slaw

Mojo Red Cabbage Slaw

What matters most to you?  I crave fresh, crunchy, flavorful, salads and want Mojo Red Cabbage Slaw weekly!

Calories and nutrients matter too, so when I take the time to prepare a fresh salad, I want a lot of bang for my buck.  Latin inspired, Mojo Red Cabbage Slaw delivers, appetizing, bright, and citrusy, it is filled with golden raisins and pistachios.

Take it to potlucks and parties all summer long.  It’s my new go to salad when I grill, especially chicken, salmon, and ribs.

 

 

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.”

Cesar Chavez

Fresh, citrusy, crunchy, healthy, and colorful, Mojo Red Cabbage Slaw is a great side dish for all of your summer parties and picnics.

Latin-licious!

Mojo Red Cabbage Slaw

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Are you wondering what mojo is?

It is the signature marinade of Cuba and it finds its way into many varied dishes.  Many mojos do not include oil; with or without oil the key element is “sour” orange, an almost bitter orange that grows throughout Cuba and now it flourishes in most Miami backyards. I use: 2 parts orange juice to 1 part lemon juice and 1 part lime juice.

The key to a good mojo is in the proportions; garlic, cumin, salt, whole black peppercorns and orange juice are it’s main ingredients.

When we posted our Mojo Grilled Chicken recipe so many of you requested the Mojo Red Cabbage Slaw I serve with it.  It’s super easy to make the marinade.

I actually double my recipe and pour half of it over the chicken that I marinade and save the other half for my salad.

Next I get my cabbage shredded in my 11 cup food processor, I add the other half of my marinade/dressing, add in golden raisins, (so much prettier than the others), and roughly chopped pistachios. In no time I have a fabulous, fresh, crunchy, slaw everybody loves, especially me!

About The Author

Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 22 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

57 Comments

  1. ROBERT LEE

    I like cabbage. Your dish looks adventurous for me and definitely something I have never tried before. Be that as it may, I am pretty sure the dish is awesome!

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    • Renée

      Thanks Robert, this one would be easy for you too!

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  2. SAm

    I don’t see red cabbage that often! But this one looks really healthy and delicious. I would love to have it for lunch! The raisins is a plus

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    • Renée

      Thanks Sam, I’m with you on the raisins!!!

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  3. Stella the Travelerette

    You know how much I love to travel and it’s mostly to try the different foods. I would love to try Cuban food, but I’m not sure when I will be able to go. Thanks for sharing this recipe so I can try Cuban food at home. I love the beautiful colors too!
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  4. Carrie

    I love cabbage and so do our kids! A good slaw is also loved in this house! Cant wait to try it!

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    • Renée

      It’s so good and healthy for your family Carrie. Thanks and hope you love it too.

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  5. Sharon Beauty Prime

    My family and I like cabbage. This is a great recipe that I want to try. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Renée

      Welcome to CK Sharon, we hope you find our recipes to your liking!

      Reply
  6. Jacqui Odell

    I have never had red cabbage before, but this actually looks pretty good. I would love to give it a try sometime.

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    • Renée

      Thanks Jacqui, hope you like it!

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  7. Andrea

    Well…I just bought one of those slaw mixes yesterday in Trader Joe’s (with carrots and cabbage and stuff)…. 🙂

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    • Renée

      It will probably work well for you Andrea, enjoy!

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  8. Sheena

    This looks so good! I get on lettuce/cabbage/salad kicks where that’s all I want to eat… I’ll have to Pin this recipe so I remember next time the craving hits! Never heard of mojo either, so thanks for that!

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    • Renée

      This should be a treat for you Sheena, welcome to CK!

      Reply
  9. Cara (@StylishGeek)

    That red cabbage slaw looks like a really yummy recipe! We have a BBQ coming up so I can give this recipe a try! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    • Renée

      Enjoy Cara and thanks!

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  10. Liz Mays

    I’d love to make some of this for a special occasion. I’m curious to try out those Mojo flavors.

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    • Renée

      It’s not to strong at all Liz. Try it and let us know how you like it please!

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  11. Nikki

    This looks absolutely delicious and I LOVE colorful foods!

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    • Alison

      The color is so beautiful and makes it taste better, I swear!

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  12. rebecca

    I love a good slaw recipe especially with summer coming. I’m pinning this to try once my little one is older, and it’s safe for her as well.

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    • Alison

      It is so good, Eloise! You need to try it!

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  13. Katrine

    Love the colours and it looks and sounds delicious too! Might have to look into this over the weekend 😉

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  14. MArie Frances

    I’m not a huge fan of cabbages and raisins, but this recipe looks like something I can actually eat! (Plus the colors look lovely, totally Instagram worthy! LOL) I’ll definitely try this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing! ?

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    • Alison

      Yes, the colors are totally instagram worthy! But it’s flavor that really gets you. You can leave out the raisins if you wanted!

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  15. Anosa

    The salad looks really delicious, I had some red cabbage but none of the other ingredients and I want to make a salad too. Thanks for the recipe
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    • Alison

      You’re welcome, Anosa!

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    • Alison

      I am not a huge cabbage person but this slaw has converted me. I think it takes away the bitterness and leaves the really good crunch!

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  16. Berlin

    The color is so inviting. Surely the taste is superb. And it seems with this colorful and vibrant salad, even my boys would be enticed to take a sample.

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  17. Bella B (xoxoBella)

    My neighbour makes a similar recipe and it is always a huge hit when she bring it do BBQs. Such a pretty colour!

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  18. Valerie Robinson

    Looks so great! I absolutely love cabbage.

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  19. Nya

    I love salads, so thank you for the inspiration. That cabbage looks so good in the plate, beautiful picture!

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  20. Kerry

    This looks absolutely Devine! I love having a little side dish with my dinner, weather it’s a salad of some sort of coleslaw. This would be lovely with my meals, I will be definitely trying it next week, my mum can be my Guinea pig lol! Great post and recipe 🙂

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  21. Jenna

    This sounds so interesting with the sour orange flavor. I love the bright purple color. Gorgeous!

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    • Alison

      Thanks Jenna! I think that orange flavor is what makes it pop!

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  22. Ana De- Jesus

    I love cabbage slaw it is a delicious side dish and I love how colourful it is too. Great recipe.

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    • Alison

      Thanks Ana! The colors pull me in every time, too!

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  23. Lisa Rios

    I love cabbage so much, but never had red cabbage before. The recipes looks absolutely delicious & healthy enough that my husband & kids would love it so much. I am going to give this a try.

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    • Renée

      With cabbage you can’t go wrong it’s so good for you. Red cabbage actually has 10 times the vitamin A than green cabbage, so give it a try!

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  24. brianna george

    That looks delish! Perfect for summer BBQ’s!

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    • Renée

      Thanks Brianna, you got it!

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  25. Arrianne Guzman

    I always learn something new when I get to visit your page! That Mojo Red Cabbage Slaw looks so yummy! I think I haven’t tried pistachios in a salad yet. It sounds cool to me and hopefully I will get to try it. A fresh and a healthy dish – I cannot ask for more!

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    • Renée

      We try to balance healthy amid the sweets Arrianne. So glad you approve!

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  26. Jessica

    Interesting details about mojo and the rest of the ingredients! Yummy dish to try!

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    • Renée

      Thanks Jessica, enjoy!

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  27. SabinE

    I’m not a big fan of red cabbage, but I could surely try it out again! Sometimes your taste changes with time right? Or would you suggest to use something else instead of red cabbage? The color of red cabbage is beautiful on the plate however! Lovely meal again 🙂
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    • Renée

      Try it Sabine and hopefully you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

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  28. ten

    Hope to be neighbors. And I will always drop by to eat dinner with you. Love it and thanks! More article like this to come.
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    • Alison

      Thanks! We would love for you to our neighbor and drop in for dinner!

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    • aIKA loraine

      me too! i just love the recipe she do. everytime i see her new posts, i am craving to try it, I love coleslaw and a mojo red cabbage would be a good try. 🙂

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      • Renée

        Oh, thank you, we sure hope it will become a favorite for you.

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  29. Laura H

    I love the bright colours of this dish and am happy to have discovered something new 🙂 Never heard of Mojo before but it sounds like something I need to try!

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    • Renée

      We hope you like it Laura, as much as we do!

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  30. Tesle Telan

    That looks really delicious! I am trying to eat healthier no so this post is really helpful! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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