Spicy Southwestern Slaw

Spicy Southwestern Slaw


"Great topping for tacos--also a nice side dish for any type of Mexican or Tex-Mex entree! Hint: The measurements are approximate- I usually make this without any. You can use green or purple cabbage, or a combination of the two. Same goes for green or red bell peppers. For extra heat, use an additional jalapeno pepper."


1 h 30 m servings 202 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 202 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, carrot, onion, red pepper, jalapeno and cilantro. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Pour over vegetable mixture and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
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  1. 123 Ratings


This recipe is absolutely refreshing, crunchy and just plain delicious. Although, I mix shredded cabbage with a bag of broccoli slaw. This gives it an extra bit of crunch.

If you follow the recipe - I'd say 3 stars. The initial recipe is a good start, but I thought it was bland. It was spicy, but lacked taste. I added more vinegar (didn't measure, probably ~3-4...

Excellent side dish with my mexican main dishes. My family does not like cilantro so I added Schillings mexican seasoning which was excellent.

This spicy slaw is so good! I made it one afternoon and had it all eaten before dinnertime! I had to add some more cabbage to the leftover dressing so there would be some for the family to eat...

Excellent recipe. I left out the jalapenos for fear my family wouldn't eat it and it was still spicy enough!

I could not taste anything but the cayenne pepper. I would recommend half of the cayenne. Some of my guests truly loved this recipe but others truly hated...

I love spicey foods. I thought this was very good. Deffinitely a change from your normal coleslaw. Going to serve it at my weekly Texas Holdem Poker game with some smoked barbequed Pork sandw...

This was a major hit with my modifications. I followed all directions except i did 1/4 cup of olive oil, and 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar, also used a splenda packet. I also added the juice of ...

Terrific recipe & so simple. Do you have any other simple recipes?