Southern Coleslaw Recipe
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Southern Coleslaw Recipe

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Lime and cilantro add refreshing accents to this tangy, yummy slaw. It's perfect for a summer get-together.—Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup canned Mexicorn
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 152 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the salad dressing, lime juice and cumin. Pour over coleslaw; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Ranch Coleslaw in Taste of Home June/July 2008, p34

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Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"This coleslaw was very good! I really like the tanginess that the lime juice brings to it. Great on its own or in a wrap!"

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

"Good coleslaw and very different from traditional recipes. I served this with the Panhandle Brisket from the same contributor."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"This is our favorite coleslaw recipe to take camping, on river float trips, hunting trips, any time! My husband loves the jalape?os and cumin. I buy the bagged coleslaw and it is really fast to put together."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"really enjoyed the flavor liked this better then regular coleslaw will be making again .its a keeper"

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"This is a delicious alternative to regular coleslaw. I made it with the Panhandle beef brisket and got rave reviews. You won't be sorry!"

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