Mexican Coleslaw – Not just your average coleslaw this is a quick and easy side dish for just about any meal. Also great on burgers or tacos!
I hope you had a great weekend! I was traveling with Certified Angus Beef for the last part of last week, so it was good to get home and spend time with my family. We had a nice and relaxing Father’s Day filled with anything that my husband requested. Which was basically meant he wanted snacks (guacamole and taco dip) for one meal, waffles for breakfast and brats for dinner. We tried to spoil him as much as we could, so hopefully he appreciated it. Now onto the week ahead! My son and I are headed back to Wisconsin to see family this week, and I am headed to a conference in Chicago over the weekend. Going to be busy times!
Do you struggle with side dishes as much as I do? Just when I think we have a couple everyone likes and can put in rotation, someone changes their mind. Or the ingredients are seasonal, and I can’t find them anymore. It seems like it is a constant struggle! Well, this Mexican Coleslaw is quickly becoming a staple. I do not like mayo, so I really do not like traditional coleslaw. But this Mexican version is right up my alley! It has a vinegar and olive oil dressing, which is much lighter and summer friendly. Take it on picnics or potlucks and you don’t have to worry about it going bad in the sun.
This Mexican coleslaw is super easy to make. You can mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, and then divide into individual serving containers and put the dressing on when you are ready to serve. Great for picnics or parties. I think this coleslaw works great as a topping for burgers or even tacos. You will probably want to make a big batch and then use it all week to make dinners go more smoothly.
To make it even easier I used STAR Fine Foods EVOO & Red Wine Vinegar Single-Serving Portion Packs to make the dressing. That means I could just serve 1 or 2 if I wanted. I didn’t have to serve the whole batch at one time! They are available at select Food Lion, Safeway (No. California and Colorado area) and Harris Teeter stores and online at http://bit.ly/RWEVOOSS.
- 4 cups coleslaw mix
- 1/4 cup cilantro , finely chopped
- 1 small jalapeno , finely chopped
- 1 lime
- 2-3 STAR Red Wine Vinegar Single-Serving Portion Packs (depends on how much dressing you like)
- 2-3 STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil Single-Serving Portion Packs (depends on how much dressing you like)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl combine coleslaw mix, cilantro and jalapeno. Toss until well combined.
- Add the juice of 1 lime, the vinegar packs and olive oil packs. Mix until well combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper as necessary.
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