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.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, carrot, onion, red pepper, jalapeno and cilantro. Set aside.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

202.3 calories; 1 g protein; 8.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 15.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2007
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 3-4T) cumin ( 2T) and the rest of the package of cilantro (I ended up using a whole package from the store) and 2 cloves of garlic. Finally I substituted olive oil (that I had sitting for about a month or so with red peppers and seeds in it). Overall it turned out excellent everyone liked it. I think adding cumin makes a big difference in making this a southwest-like slaw. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2003
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... Read More
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152 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2007
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 3-4T) cumin ( 2T) and the rest of the package of cilantro (I ended up using a whole package from the store) and 2 cloves of garlic. Finally I substituted olive oil (that I had sitting for about a month or so with red peppers and seeds in it). Overall it turned out excellent everyone liked it. I think adding cumin makes a big difference in making this a southwest-like slaw. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2003
Excellent side dish with my mexican main dishes. My family does not like cilantro so I added Schillings mexican seasoning which was excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
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 with dinner! I've made it 2 more times in a week. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2004
Excellent recipe. I left out the jalapenos for fear my family wouldn't eat it and it was still spicy enough! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
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 a lime. But the biggest addition and what i got raves about was the mango that I added. I used a firm unripened mango (actually, half ripe which is firm, but still has a touch of sweetness) - this got RAVE reviews at the party and EVERYONE wanted the recipe. This modified version will be a staple at my home! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2003
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... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2005
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 sandwiches. I used my food processor to chop everything so easy to make. Thanks for sharing this one!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2003
Nice change to the standard coleslaw. Read More
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