Mexican Coleslaw

Easy Mexican Coleslaw recipe- great side dish for cookouts, potlucks, and picnics. Coleslaw, bell peppers, diced tomatoes and green chiles, black beans, corn, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro tossed in a creamy lime dressing. Only takes a few minutes to make and packs tons of great flavor! Great on top of tacos and pulled pork sandwiches. Whip up a batch ASAP!

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Easy Mexican Slaw Recipe

This Mexican Coleslaw is our go-to recipe for cookouts, potlucks, and picnics. This only takes a few minutes to make and has TONS of great flavor. Coleslaw, bell peppers, diced tomatoes and green chiles, black beans, corn, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro tossed in a creamy dressing. I whipped up a batch to go with our tacos last week and it was a huge hit! I could honestly make a meal out of just this slaw. Add this to your menu. It is sure to be a hit!

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How to Make Mexican Coleslaw

This coleslaw is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl, stir together mayo, sour cream, lime juice, taco seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Add coleslaw, chopped red pepper, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, black beans, corn kernels, chopped jalapeno peppers, and fresh cilantro. Toss to coat the vegetables in the dressing. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

  • You can use pre-shredded cabbage or shred your own cabbage. I use a bag of tri-color coleslaw mix from the produce department. 
  • Feel free to add chopped red onion, fresh tomatoes, green bell peppers, or shredded cheese.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Can substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream to reduce the calories in the dish.
  • Can coleslaw be made in advance? Yes! You can mix up the coleslaw the day before serving and store covered in the refrigerator.
  • Is Mexican Coleslaw gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients are gluten-free.
  • The coleslaw will keep 3 to 5 days tightly covered in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Coleslaw

This taco slaw is a crowd favorite. It is a great alternative to a salad with your Mexican meals. This goes great with burgers, hot dogs, chicken, pork, or even steaks! It is also great on top of tacos, fajitas, or a pulled pork sandwich! Whip up a batch ASAP! You won’t be disappointed!

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Mexican Coleslaw

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Easy Mexican Coleslaw recipe- great side dish for cookouts, potlucks, and picnics. Coleslaw, bell peppers, diced tomatoes and green chiles, black beans, corn, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro tossed in a creamy lime dressing. Only takes a few minutes to make and packs tons of great flavor! Great on top of tacos and pulled pork sandwiches. Whip up a batch ASAP!

Ingredients:

Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • cups sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning

Slaw

  • 1 (16-oz) bag tri-color coleslaw
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 (10-oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
  • 1 (11-oz) can corn kernels, drained
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ cups chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, stir together mayo, sour cream, lime juice, and taco seasoning.
  • Add coleslaw, chopped red pepper, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, black beans, corn kernels, chopped jalapeno peppers, and fresh cilantro.
  • Toss to coat the vegetables in the dressing.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes:

  • You can use pre-shredded cabbage or shred your own cabbage. I use a bag of tri-color coleslaw mix from the produce department. 
  • Feel free to add chopped red onion, fresh tomatoes, green bell peppers, or shredded cheese.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Can substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream to reduce the calories in the dish.
  • Can coleslaw be made in advance? Yes! You can mix up the coleslaw the day before serving and store covered in the refrigerator.
  • The coleslaw will keep 3 to 5 days tightly covered in the refrigerator.

Steph

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