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Bowl of coleslaw with limes beside it and cutting board with cabbage in the background
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4.80 from 5 votes

Mexican Slaw

This Mexican Coleslaw is a perfect side for your favorite Mexican dishes, or your burgers and sandwiches. We actually like this easy chipotle coleslaw dressing so much, we put it on everything!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cabbage, Quick & Easy, Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 5
Calories: 62.8kcal
Author: Teresa Sklenicka


  • 4 cups shredded cabbage green,, red, and/or savoy
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • ¼ cup raw walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • dash black pepper


  • Shred the cabbage and grate the carrot, and place the vegetables in a medium bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the dressing over the cabbage, and stir together until well combined.


Use as little or as much chipotle powder as you wish. Start with 1/4 teaspoon and add more until the flavor is to your liking.
If you want to make this recipe ahead of time, store the dressing and the vegetables separately and mix them together shortly before serving. Once they are mixed together, the leftovers will keep for a couple of days, but the cabbage will become wilted.


Calories: 62.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.9g | Protein: 1.8g | Fat: 3.4g | Sodium: 145.9mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3877IU | Vitamin C: 26.71mg | Calcium: 39.4mg | Iron: 0.54mg