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Spicy Coleslaw Recipe

A unique spicy coleslaw recipe made with four ingredients and loaded with flavor. It’s simple to prepare and is used to top your favorite sandwich or taco.

So, the other day, Kim and I were trying to figure out what we wanted for dinner that evening. It dawned on us that we had not made my slow cooker shredded chicken in quite some time.

The recipe sounded great, but we wanted a little crunch with our tacos. After searching the kitchen, we found all the ingredients needed to create a delicious spicy coleslaw.

Within minutes, I had made a creamy, fiery, condiment that Kim liked so much she was eating it by itself.

Spicy coleslaw recipe in a white bowl with peppers.

All you need is a bag of coleslaw mix, some mayo, lemon juice, and a few spices to make it yourself.

Now, we decided to add a little jalapeno, some onion, and mix sweet peppers. You don’t have to make your version the same way.

Top down view of spicy coleslaw with red and green baby peppers.

As long as you have the cabbage mixture, some lemon juice, mayonnaise, chili powder, and chipotle powder, nothing more is needed.

A food processor with a slicing attachment makes adding other vegetables to your spicy coleslaw a breeze.

Spicy coleslaw recipe with a yellow pepper outside the bowl.

The real star of the dish is the dressing. Mixing lemon juice with the mayo creates a fresh citrus flavor that really pops.

The crunchy cabbage and other veggies are a welcome addition to any taco.

Spicy coleslaw recipe with white onion in the background.

You could also use it on a barbecue sandwich; especially, one with a sweet sauce. On the other hand, you could be like Kim and just grab a fork and dig into the spicy coleslaw.

It’s a versatile dish that I sincerely hope you decide to try out for yourself. In closing, I wish you a long life, everlasting love, and a full belly!

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A unique spicy coleslaw recipe made with four ingredients and loaded with flavor. It's simple to prepare and is used to top your favorite sandwich or taco.

Spicy Coleslaw Recipe

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A unique spicy coleslaw recipe made with four ingredients and loaded with flavor. It's simple to prepare and is used to top your favorite sandwich or taco.


  • 1 12 Ounce Package of Coleslaw Mix, (cabbage)
  • 1 Large Jalapeno, (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Spanish or White Onion
  • 1/4 Cup Green, Red, OR Yellow Sweet Peppers, (thinly sliced)
  • 1 Tablespoon Chipotle Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise


  1. First, wash the coleslaw mixture, pat it dry with a paper towel, and place it in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Next, thinly slice the jalapeno, onions, and peppers and combine them with the coleslaw mix.
  3. Then, in a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together the mayo, lemon juice, chili powder, and chipotle powder to create the dressing.
  4. Last, add the dressing to the coleslaw and toss everything together. Serve as a condiment on your favorite dish or eat it as a stand-alone side. 


The calorie count listed is an approximation based on the listed ingredients. The number of servings varies based on how much of the coleslaw you eat in one setting. Keep the coleslaw chilled at all times as it contains mayonnaise. You can eat it as a condiment or as a side. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 1g

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Sandy N Vyjay

Wednesday 26th of July 2017

I have never tried coleslaw. But I know my best friend loves coleslaw and this definitely is going to be something she would love to try out. I will share this coleslaw recipe with her.


Thursday 27th of July 2017

Thank you, Sandy! I hope your friend enjoys the recipe and thank you for sharing it. Have a wonderful day :)

Kathleen Kennedy-Leon

Tuesday 25th of July 2017

My hubby really likes coleslaw and things that are spicy--so this seems like a no-brainer. I'm going to give it a whirl--thanks for sharing-I'm sure he will enjoy it

Franc Ramon

Tuesday 25th of July 2017

A coleslaw is as good as its dressing. I really like coleslaw and this one looks really tasty and healthy. It would make a great meal supplement and even as a dressing for sandwich.


Wednesday 26th of July 2017

Thank you, Franc! I completely agree, a coleslaw is only as good as the dressing. I am glad you like this one. Thanks again for commenting and have a great day :)

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