Mexican-Style Coleslaw - Easy Recipe

Add a little spice to your life with this Mexican-style coleslaw!  Of course you can make it more or less spicy to suit your taste and it's ideal to serve at a BBQ or just as a change instead of regular coleslaw. 

Mexican Coleslaw

Of course if you happen to have too much time on your hands you can make your own mayonnaise but I'm afraid I don't, and in any case I say good old Hellmanns mayo is the way to go.
Mix 6 parts of good quality mayonnaise together with 1 part chipotle chilli paste and you have what I'd call a nice heat - you can go either way just add more chipotle paste for more heat.

So, there's no proper recipe since everyone wants to make a different amount of coleslaw but here's a rough guide to serve 4:

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You will need:
2 inches sliced off of a medium white cabbage then sliced into thin strips
1 small red onion - peeled and sliced thinly
1 medium sized carrot - peeled and grated
1 small red chilli - deseeded and very finely chopped
1/2 a green bell pepper - deseeded and chopped into small dice (keep a couple of slices for garnish)
a good slice of Extra matured Cheddar cheese (say 1 inch by 4 inches) - grated
6 tablespoons of Hellmann's mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of soured cream - if you don't happen to have any don't fuss, just leave it out
1 tablespoon of (Discovery brand) chipotle paste

Mix the mayonnaise and chipotle past together first without adding anything so you can get an idea on the heat.  When you're happy throw it into a medium sized bowl along with the rest of the stuff and mix.  Have a taste and adjust the spiciness adding more chopotle paste or chilli if you fancy it.  You shouldn't need salt but just add a small pinch of sea salt if you think it needs it.  Give it a final mix and garnish with green pepper slices then serve straight away.
That's it - Job done.


  1. Loving some of the chipotle and Mexican heat flavours coming through at the moment.

  2. Oooh i've never had spicy coleslaw but i'm loving the sound of yours!!! You can't beat a bit of chipotle paste mixed with mayo... dreamy!

  3. I can imagine this would be wonderful with some barbequed meat in a burger bun. Adding to my list ot things to try out


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