limeMexican crema

Creamy Slaw

Creamy Slaw

Ensalada Cremosita de Col 

Recipe Yield

3 cups

Cooking time

15 minutes

Rate this recipe

4 from 4 votes


  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema, crème fraîche, or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher or coarse sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage

To Prepare

  • Combine the cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix well. Add the green and red cabbage and toss with the dressing. Taste and adjust the salt to taste. Serve.


8comments inCreamy Slaw

  1. Dan

    Feb 05

    First time I have ever made cole slaw and it was a hit at the party. Incredible easy and full of flavor. Thanks!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 08

      My pleasure Dan, happy everyone enjoyed it!

  2. sheila

    May 14

    Dear Pati- I’m a huge fan of your show. And Juju! I love the way he jumps right in and tries everything. I can’t wait to see what he does when he grows up. Thank you.

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 14

      Aw thank you, Sheila.

  3. Lynne

    Oct 28

    Is it really only a 1/4 tspn sugar?

    1. Pati

      Oct 29

      Yep…you just need a little bit of sugar. But you can always adjust it to your own tastes, Lynne.

  4. JIna

    Nov 20

    Hello! 🙂 Mrs Pati,
    Thank you for your time & energy in demonstrating such wonderful recipes!
    I just wanted to ask: How many days in advance can this slaw be made ?
    I typically like to serve everything ‘fresh’ but sometimes I have to try to save time
    & if there is something I can make or prepare w/out affecting taste, texture etc.
    I’m ALL eyes & ears 🙂
    Thanks in advance! 😉

    1. Pati

      Nov 22

      Thank YOU for trying the recipes, Jina! The slaw is good in the fridge for 48 hours.

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