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Healthy Southwestern Coleslaw

Creamy, crunchy and spiced up, this Southwestern Coleslaw will be your new favorite side dish. It is so easy to throw together but it is absolutely loaded with flavor! Serve it with your favorite protein for a delicious meal that everyone will love.

*Originally posted 06/2019; updated 05/2021

What You Need:

  • Bag of Coleslaw Mix
  • Mayo – I love Tessemaes or Primal Kitchen to keep it Whole30 compliant
  • Cilantro
  • Limes
  • Red Onion
  • Hot Sauce – Frank’s Red Hot is a Whole30 compliant hot sauce
  • Jalapeno
  • Honey – optional (not Whole30 compliant)
  • Salt & Pepper
Bowl of coleslaw ingredients - cilantro, coleslaw mix, mayo, limes, red onion and jalapeños

Let’s Make Southwestern Coleslaw:

  1. In a large bowl add the mayo, hot sauce, lime juice and salt and pepper (and honey if using)
  2. Mix together with a whisk. Then add in the remaining ingredients and toss together with the dressing
  3. Let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and then taste for salt and pepper before serving

Recipe Notes:

  • When I am not doing a round of Whole30, I like to add in honey to add a little sweetness to the dressing. You can also use your favorite sugar free sweetener to keep this coleslaw low carb
    • The coleslaw is absolutely delicious both ways!
  • Make sure you leave time for this dish to chill in the fridge, this helps the flavors develop and coleslaw is best then served cold
coleslaw in a white bowl topped with jalapeños

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Healthy Southwestern Coleslaw

Sara
Creamy, crunchy and spiced up, this coleslaw will be your new favorite side dish. It is so easy to throw together but it is absolutely loaded with flavor!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 212 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz Bag of Coleslaw Mix
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion diced
  • 1 Jalapeno seeded & diced
  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce
  • 2 Tbls Lime Juice about 2 small limes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 2 Tbls Honey* optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl add the mayo, hot sauce, lime juice and salt and pepper (and honey if using)
    Mix together with a whisk. Then add in the remaining ingredients and toss together with the dressing
    Let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and then taste for salt and pepper before serving

Notes

*the honey adds sweetness to the coleslaw but is not Whole30 compliant or low carb – the coleslaw is absolutely delicious both ways – you can also use your favorite sugar free sweetener to keep this low carb

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 463mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 213IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free, keto, paleo, whole30
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    So good and such a nice flavor change from regular slaw! Made this for a whole30 dinner so we skipped the honey, and used onion powder instead of red onion. Hubby asked for seconds! ❤

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