Pour the lime juice and soy sauce in a small jar. Add the chili paste and garlic and shake well to mix. Set aside.
Place shredded cabbage and carrot in a bowl. Mix well. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to mix. Serve on lettuce leaves.
NOTE: Ground fresh chili paste is also known as Sambal Oelek. It can be found in Asian markets. The preparation time is 5 minutes (why does it always take me twice as long?) or sop it says in the book.Servings: 4