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.
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Mojo Red Cabbage Slaw
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!
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!
Thanks Robert, this one would be easy for you too!
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
Thanks Sam, I’m with you on the raisins!!!
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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I love cabbage and so do our kids! A good slaw is also loved in this house! Cant wait to try it!
It’s so good and healthy for your family Carrie. Thanks and hope you love it too.
My family and I like cabbage. This is a great recipe that I want to try. Thanks for sharing.
Welcome to CK Sharon, we hope you find our recipes to your liking!
I have never had red cabbage before, but this actually looks pretty good. I would love to give it a try sometime.
Thanks Jacqui, hope you like it!
Well…I just bought one of those slaw mixes yesterday in Trader Joe’s (with carrots and cabbage and stuff)…. 🙂
It will probably work well for you Andrea, enjoy!
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!
This should be a treat for you Sheena, welcome to CK!
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! 🙂
Enjoy Cara and thanks!
I’d love to make some of this for a special occasion. I’m curious to try out those Mojo flavors.
It’s not to strong at all Liz. Try it and let us know how you like it please!
This looks absolutely delicious and I LOVE colorful foods!
The color is so beautiful and makes it taste better, I swear!
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.
sounds like a delicious slaw, what interesting blend of ingredients, bet it’s tasty!
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It is so good, Eloise! You need to try it!
Love the colours and it looks and sounds delicious too! Might have to look into this over the weekend 😉
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! ?
Yes, the colors are totally instagram worthy! But it’s flavor that really gets you. You can leave out the raisins if you wanted!
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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I really dislike cabbage but you make it look so good! The colors of this slaw are so enticing!
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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!
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.
My neighbour makes a similar recipe and it is always a huge hit when she bring it do BBQs. Such a pretty colour!
Looks so great! I absolutely love cabbage.
I love salads, so thank you for the inspiration. That cabbage looks so good in the plate, beautiful picture!
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 🙂
This sounds so interesting with the sour orange flavor. I love the bright purple color. Gorgeous!
Thanks Jenna! I think that orange flavor is what makes it pop!
I love cabbage slaw it is a delicious side dish and I love how colourful it is too. Great recipe.
Thanks Ana! The colors pull me in every time, too!
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.
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!
That looks delish! Perfect for summer BBQ’s!
Thanks Brianna, you got it!
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!
We try to balance healthy amid the sweets Arrianne. So glad you approve!
Interesting details about mojo and the rest of the ingredients! Yummy dish to try!
Thanks Jessica, enjoy!
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 🙂
Try it Sabine and hopefully you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
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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Thanks! We would love for you to our neighbor and drop in for dinner!
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. 🙂
Oh, thank you, we sure hope it will become a favorite for you.
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!
We hope you like it Laura, as much as we do!
That looks really delicious! I am trying to eat healthier no so this post is really helpful! Thanks for sharing this recipe!