Spicy coleslaw (mayo-free)


I wanted a little vegetable to go with my fish and chips so I made this healthy and spicy, mayonnaise-free, coleslaw. It's good, but not great. It's missing something that I was unable to discern, but I did eat the whole thing. A work in progress.

1/2 lime, juiced
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. sriracha
⅛ c. olive oil

cabbage, finely sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 carrot, grated
red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 jalapeño, seeds and ribs included, minced
cilantro, chopped

In a bowl, whisk together the first group of ingredients to form the dressing. Add the vegetables and toss to coat.

This should be vegetarian, of course, also vegan (and therefore dairy-free), soy-free and gluten-free. Wow.

This recipe is roughly based on this recipe from Epicurious. I incorporated some of the changes in the comments, and it's scaled somewhat oddly. I made a serving for 1 to 2, but the amount of spice is closer to the serving for 8.

I'm pretty sure the cumin and lime are fighting with the sriracha. I think it would be better with more jalapeño and no sriracha, which would be the exception to the "everything is better with sriracha" rule.