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Southern Coleslaw Recipe

Southern Coleslaw Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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happyian User ID: 3536641 231972
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!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 230551
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

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

DeboraLZ User ID: 7556927 173733
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."

Ruffshse User ID: 4225266 100889
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

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

Pickles20 User ID: 5070818 104724
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!"

DFJohnson User ID: 5822968 141257
Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"Awesome!! First stuff I served in 6 months that just didn't get a "That's good!" but got 3 whole sentences of accolades!"

Pickles20 User ID: 5070818 156900
Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"This woman can cook! I tried this with her Texas style beef Brisket and it was a meal to die for. An awesome salad!"

parksville User ID: 1598935 156899
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"This recipe is identical to Texas Two-Step Slaw. Unfortunately, we were disappointed and will not make it again."

alisa.forby User ID: 3415811 100888
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2010

"Absolutely a side dish fave! Thank you for a fresh twist on a traditional dish!"

jazzjkd User ID: 2403805 158669
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2010

"I made this recipe for a church fish fry. It was a hit and everyone wanted the recipe! I'm not normally a fan of coleslaw, but I LOVE this recipe!"

bradicreech User ID: 1170044 104705
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"This is a wonderful summer slaw recipe! My favorite ever! I like to add a bit more lime juice and prefer to make the slaw just before serving. So yummy!"

Iceetease User ID: 4302649 104704
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2009

"I made this coleslaw for a recipe club. Everyone raved about it. The Vegitarian in our group was so excited she couldn't wait to make it for her family. Taste great when used to make fish tacos."

tnhoneypot21 User ID: 132242 100887
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2009

"Very yummy and different. I tripled the recipe and only used 2 seeded jalapenos and it was pretty spicy. I love spice, but next time I'll add less or omit it so my son can eat it too. Also didn't use cilantro. Will make again. Thanks for the great recipe."

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