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Texas Slaw Recipe
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Texas Slaw

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"This is a wonderful spicy coleslaw recipe for pot luck or bbq's. I always get asked for this recipe."

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  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a large bowl, toss together the coleslaw mix, corn, Cheddar cheese, jalapeno and cilantro. In a separate bowl, stir together the Ranch-style dressing, cumin, coriander, garlic powder and lime juice. Pour over the coleslaw mixture, and toss to coat. Serve right away, or refrigerate until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 23, 2005

A great blending of ingredients. I've been on a coleslaw kick lately, having tried a number of new coleslaw recipes. This recipe is not the best I've had, but it's very good. It's still coleslaw, but with a fun and adventuresome Tex-Mex twist. It was a bit dry upon first mix, but after adding a dab of extra ranch dressing and after it sat for awhile, it became plenty "wet." So, I may not have needed to add more ranch dressing after all. The kick is about right for me. Please note: The cilantro flavor is prominent, nearly dominating the taste. Like my wife, if you aren't a fan of cilantro--reduce it or leave it out. I'm not a big fan of cilantro, but in this salad--it just works.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 17, 2013

I was looking for a spicy coleslaw and sadly this missed the mark. Just tastes like ranch and jalapenos- a spicy, soggy salad.

Jun 18, 2005

My family really enjoyed this recipe. We added purple onion because we believe the holy trinity of southwest cooking is jalapenos, cilantro and onions.

Sep 09, 2003

This slaw was the easiest,most tasty coleslaw I've ever had.I fix it with Burgers, Shrimp, and BBQ.I Would recommend this dish to Martha Stewart!!!!

Mar 21, 2007

This was really great--I'd give it five stars, but I think my adjustments made it a five, not the recipe. I used frozen corn, fresh chopped green pepper and onion instead of the canned corn and added about a 1/4 cup of salsa to the sauce. It was all so crunchy and spicy. By husband couldn't stop eating it.

Sep 30, 2003

This is absolutely the BEST!!! My husband NEVER liked any slaw, but he LOVES this one. Everybody asked for the recipe at the BBQ. I made it with NO-FAT Ranch, and LOW-FAT Cheese, added 2 tbl.spoons of NO-FAT sour cream and 1 tbl.spoon of SPLENDA. AWESOME!!!

Nov 17, 2005

This was really different and good. I also added some onion to the recipe. It definitely is better after sitting 24 hours, liked much better than eating right away. Nice change of pace from regular coleslaw.

Jun 02, 2004

My husband and I cant stand coleslaw but I had to try this cuz I liked the ingredients and it came out great!! I cant wait to take this to my next gathering! Really good!


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  • Calories
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 23 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 495 mg
  • 20%

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

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