Mexican Coleslaw

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Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (177.5 g)
  • Calories 248.8
  • Total Fat - 12.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 66.9 mg
  • Sodium - 589.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.4 g
  • Sugars - 2.1 g
  • Protein - 19.2 g
  • Calcium - 196.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 24.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix all together


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose a red pepper that is firm and has no soft spots.
  • Be sure to rinse and drain the black beans before adding them to the recipe.

  • Substitute the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt. This will reduce the amount of fat and calories in the dish, while still providing a creamy texture.
  • Substitute the jalapeno pepper for a milder pepper, such as a banana pepper. This will reduce the amount of heat in the dish, making it more accessible to a wider range of palates.

Asian Coleslaw Combine coleslaw mix, red pepper, black beans, corn, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and honey. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw mix and toss to combine. Serve chilled.

Grilled Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce - This delicious dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Mexican Coleslaw. The grilled fish pairs nicely with the creamy coleslaw and the avocado cream sauce complements the flavors of the taco seasoning, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro. Plus, the healthy fats in the avocado help to balance out the meal.

Mexican Street Corn Salad:

RECOMMENDED DISH DESCRIPTION: This Mexican-style corn salad is a great side dish to complete the meal. It is made with grilled corn, mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime juice. The combination of flavors is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table. The creamy mayonnaise and the salty cotija cheese provide a great contrast to the spicy taco seasoning and jalapeno pepper in the tacos. Plus, the grilled corn adds a nice smoky flavor to the dish.


Q: Is it necessary to use jalapeno pepper in this recipe?

A: No, it is not necessary. You can substitute jalapeno pepper with any other hot pepper or omit it altogether if you don't prefer spicy food.

Q: How long does it take to prepare this recipe?

A: The preparation time for this recipe is about 10 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the type of cooking method used and the size of the ingredients. Generally, the total time required for this recipe is about 30 minutes.

1 Reviews


I cut this recipe way down to serve one and had enough for 2+'s very refreshing and because I love all the ingredients the slaw was delicious...served it with shrimp tacos...made for "Only the Lonely" tag game...


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(18 Apr 2021)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Mexican coleslaw was made popular in the 1950s by actor and singer Elvis Presley, who would enjoy it for lunch when he was filming movies in Mexico.

Fun Fact 2: Mexican coleslaw is a popular dish in Mexico and is often served at festivals and celebrations. It is believed to have been created by the Aztecs hundreds of years ago.