Mexican Coleslaw

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Mexican Coleslaw is loaded with South of the Border flavors and is perfect for any cookout or BBQ. It also pairs well with tacos, fajitas, and the like.

Mexican Coleslaw

 

A cool, creamy, and crunchy coleslaw is hard to resist, but add some bold flavors and spice and you really have something that is crave-worthy.

This fresh-tasting Mexican Coleslaw is full of bold flavors.

Mexican-flavored coleslaw

 

I started with a bag of coleslaw mix for convenience, but you could most certainly shred your own cabbage. I added in some shredded red cabbage for some color. What really makes this coleslaw special is all the extra ingredients added in. It’s more like a salad than a typical coleslaw.

Black beans, corn, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and jalapenos add so much flavor and color. It really is a beautiful coleslaw!

Mexican-style Coleslaw with corn, black beans, and taco seasoning.

 

The creamy base of this Mexican Coleslaw is made from mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and taco seasoning. The taco seasoning really adds some bold flavor and livens it up.

Just before serving I sprinkle some pepitas on top for extra crunch. You could also use sunflower seed, or even almonds.

Mexican Coleslaw with taco seasoning

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Mexican Coleslaw

Mexican Coleslaw

Mexican Coleslaw is a creamy coleslaw loaded with South of the Border flavors.
4.2 from 5 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 (14-ounce) bag coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup cooked corn kernels, preferably grilled corn
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup pepitas

Instructions

  • Mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and taco seasoning in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, combine cabbage mix, red cabbage, black beans, corn, red pepper, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno.
  • Add mayonnaise mixture and stir to combine.
  • Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with pepitas just before serving.

Recipe adapted from Lemon Tree Dwelling

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6 thoughts on “Mexican Coleslaw

  1. My husband is not a fan of the traditional cole slaw and he couldn’t get enough of this. The only changes to the recipe that I made were to use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, a sprinkle of cane sugar, a tablespoon of Penzey’s chicken taco seasoning instead of the packet, and 1T of half and half to thin the dressing a little. It was a huge hit with bbq ribs— thank you!

  2. The whole family enjoyed this, including the grand kids! Loved the flavors. We are very calorie and fat conscious these days and I only used half of the dressing – it was plenty. And I’ve used the other half in slaw without the corn and beans since then. I, too, made my own taco seasoning with chili powder, etc.

  3. This is great! Had to make my own taco seasoning (just threw in some chile powder, garlic salt, cumin, coriander, paprika, & oregano) and I left out the beans and corn because we were having those in the enchiladas I was making. Kept everything else exactly as is. Huge hit! Thanks!

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