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Colorful Coleslaw with a Kick Recipe

Colorful Coleslaw with a Kick

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"Brightens up any picnic or backyard bbq and goes with everything you throw on the grill."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine green cabbage, red cabbage, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, red onion, carrots, and cilantro. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, lime juice, cumin, garlic, and hot pepper sauce. Toss dressing with cabbage mixture until evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper. Let stand 30 to 60 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 08, 2005

Lately I have begun to use 1/4 cup of olive oil instead of a 1/2 cup, Key Lime Juice instead of regular lime juice and twice the hot sauce.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 01, 2004

Overall, everyone gave this a three. I brought it to a cookout and we all agreed it needed a little something added to give it a little zip. Maybe some vinegar of some sort. But I'll try it again with some changes! Thanks!


28 Ratings

Sep 12, 2003

Great salad. Very tasty and pretty to look at.

Nov 11, 2005

Maybe it's because I've recently had several other cole slaw recipes that were superb, so in comparison--this one wasn't very good--but I wasn't particularly impressed. I could barely detect the hotsauce and the overall flavor was just weak. In fairness, I must say that I tried the coleslaw immediatly. Tomorrow, with time to mesh, the flavors will likely be stronger. I will modify my comments if time significantly improves the recipe.

Jan 25, 2011

This is now my favorite slaw recipe! I read the submitters update and I only used 1/4 cup of oil. I doubled the cilantro and hot sauce (personal preference) and left everything else the same. I have been using a similar one from this site for a couple of years but now that I have discovered this one with the addition of cumin, hot pepper sauce, and a LOT more cilantro, I won't be going back to it. Thank you Doug for sharing your great recipe!

Aug 07, 2005

Good side dish. My family loved it even the kids. thx.

May 31, 2004

This is great. Colorfull, full of flavor, great taste, a MAN's coleslaw.

Oct 22, 2005

Its great for anyone who likes veggies. I love slaw but my husband hates mayo coleslaw. I finally found a coleslaw that he will eat! I love the dressing best.


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  • Calories
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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