Spicy Jalapeno Coleslaw - A Delicious and Fiery Twist on Classic Coleslaw

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Spicy Jalapeno Coleslaw - A Delicious and Fiery Twist on Classic Coleslaw
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 17, 2023

This spicy jalapeno coleslaw recipe is a vibrant and flavorful twist on traditional coleslaw. The combination of crunchy cabbage, zesty jalapenos, and tangy dressing creates a mouth-watering side dish that will elevate any meal. The heat from the jalapenos adds a kick of spice, while the creamy dressing balances out the flavors perfectly. This coleslaw is simple to make and is sure to impress your family and friends at your next barbecue or gathering. Serve it alongside grilled meats or as a topping for tacos or sandwiches for a deliciously spicy twist.


  • 1 medium green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the shredded cabbage and jalapeno slices.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if desired).
  3. Pour the dressing over the cabbage and jalapenos.
  4. Toss well to evenly coat the vegetables with the dressing.
  5. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Before serving, give the coleslaw a good stir.
  7. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  8. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Jalapenos are a rich source of vitamins A and C, as well as capsaicin, which is known to have numerous health benefits.
  • Coleslaw is believed to have originated from the Dutch word 'koolsla,' which means 'cabbage salad.'
  • Coleslaw is often served as a side dish with fried chicken or barbecue in Southern cuisine.