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Pico de Gallo with Cabbage (Mexican Coleslaw)

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"It took a while to get this perfected so it tastes just like our favorite Mexican restaurant. This is a great change up to the ordinary chips and salsa. It goes great with chips or as a quesadilla topping. It's different from your typical Mexican fare, but it is fantastic. This is a pretty forgiving recipe and you can adjust ingredients to your liking. You can add more cilantro, onion or jalapeno depending on your tastes. You can eat this right away but it is best after you have given the flavors an hour or two to blend. For those that don't like it too hot, La Costena® brand makes a great pickled jalapeno that has lots of flavor and not too much heat."
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1 h 20 m servings 42
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Combine cabbage, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno slices, 2 tablespoons juice from jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice, vinegar, chili powder, black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper in a bowl; refrigerate for flavors to blend, 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 42 calories; 0.2 9.8 1.9 0 139 Full nutrition

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Wow, I could eat the entire bowl. This is that good. Such a versatile recipe that the heat and lime juice can be adjusted to your liking. Definitely a keeper! Thank you mommy for such a great r...

Nice change to traditional non-creamy coleslaw. I would have given 5 stars but we all found the lime too overpowering. I had to add a little agave to balance it out. Still a really nice slaw. Se...

This was great! Made as is. The La Costena pickled jalepenos were spot on. We made a huge batch for football on sunday. Originally it was just supposed to be a chips and salsa substitute, but it...

Delicious! I added tortilla chips on top for that extra crunch!

I did not have any cilantro or pickled jalapeño. I used diced canned nonpickled jalapeños. Awesome flavors. Everyone loved the extra kick.

I made this salsa that we even ate as a slaw. The adjustment I made was frozen Green Chili. Frozen green chili allowed me to have control of the level of heat. I only added the cabbage, tomatoes...

Easy to make and absolutely delicious. Great with any Mexican meal. It is the side that I have been searching for.

Very close to the one we recently enjoyed in a mexican restaurant with chips. We halved the recipe for the 2 of us and used it to top our tacos. Very different and fresh. Still had some left,...

I made this for the first time this weekend. Reviews were unanimously, "too tart/sour" so I added stevia to sweeten and take the tart edge off. I also added a little more salt and pepper. After ...