Texas Two-Step Slaw Recipe
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Texas Two-Step Slaw Recipe

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Shared by Sharon Wencel of Austin, Texas, this quick and colorful slaw is laced with ranch dressing. “It's a family favorite and comes together in minutes, but chilling for an hour helps to blend the flavors,” she offers for those with time to plan ahead.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 58 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 269mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing, lime juice and cumin. Pour over the coleslaw and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Texas Two-Step Slaw in Simple & Delicious March/April 2006, p21

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jeni75 User ID: 2900163 214740
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014


jeannie145 User ID: 1441984 76558
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"love at first bite. I use it with popcorn shrimp to make yummy shrimp tacos."

WhitneyR User ID: 5277252 157473
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"I first made this coleslaw 6 years ago when I saw it in Simple & Delicious. My grandmother gave me a gift subscription because I was newly married and didn't really know how to cook. My husband loved it!! I make it often in the summer and now it has gotten around our family and friends so when there is a baby shower or picnic I am always asked to bring my "spicy coleslaw!" People tell me they are not big on coleslaw, but this one they like!! Thanks for a great recipe that now brings to mind great memories!"

kiddermary User ID: 1602824 76339
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"My whole family just loves this! I make it often during the hot summer when u dont want to use the oven. Yummy!!!"

caroline.morse User ID: 6005591 82460
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011


parksville User ID: 1598935 82451
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"This recipe is identical to Ranch Coleslaw. We were disappointed in the recipe and will not make it again."

bradicreech User ID: 1170044 161952
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"This is my very favorite slaw recipe! It is a staple on our table in the summer. A perfect compliment for pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs. I like to add some additional lime juice. Yum!"

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 157464
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I was hesitant to try this because of the rather unusual ingredients for coleslaw, but I was pleasantly surprised! It was very good and is a great side dish for Tex/Mex menus! I love cilantro so I added even more of that. My kids didn't like it, but they're not that adventurous. I think I'll try this on my coworkers the next time we have a potluck lunch..."

[email protected] User ID: 1434071 161951
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2008

"I made this last night, and my husband and I loved it! If you don't like things hot, you may want to adjust the amount of pepper. Also, the cumin flavor is really strong if you don't like that flavor. We love both, so it was really tasty. The only problem is that we ate almost the whole bowl for just the two of us!"

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