I don't know about you, but as the summer winds down I begin to get bored with the same ol' BBQ food. You know how it is. Most people don't get much more adventurous than burgers, hotdogs and coleslaw.
The coleslaw is usually my favorite part. I love the creaminess and crunch of a nice fresh slaw. Lately, I've been giving it a new twist to spice things up. Literally.
Now this slaw is somewhat traditional in that it has the same basic ingredients: cabbage, carrots, mayo, sugar, salt, vinegar and JALAPENOS baby! Yup, we're adding a little heat my friends! And to balance it all out and counteract a bit of that heat, there's some lime added to the mix, too.
What I love about this is that the heat is easily controlled. I like a BIT of heat but not a fire in my mouth. So, I make sure to chop the jalapenos up really fine and make sure there's no seeds. If you want to up ante on this by all means include the seeds or just don't chop the pieces as finely as I did.
Not only is this slaw amazing on it's own but it really adds something extra when used as a topping for burgers or hotdogs. Plus, it looks pretty!
I'm excited for you to try this. I really think you will love this twist on your usual coleslaw! It's fun to mix things up and add an authentic Latino flavor to a traditional American BBQ.
Jalapeno Lime Slaw
- 1 cup mayonaise
- ¼ cup chopped or whole pickled jalapenos
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 teapsoons celery seed optional
- 14 ounce bag coleslaw mix
- 10 ounce bag red cabbage
- Finely chop jalapenos
- Whisk mayonaise, vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt and celery seed together.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Combine coleslaw mix and red cabbage into a large bowl.
- Pour enough dressing on slaw until lightly coated.
- Toss and enjoy!
For this recipe I used the La Morena brand of Whole Pickled Jalapenos purchased at my local WalMart. You can find La Morena in the Hispanic foods aisle.
How have you been creative with your BBQ this summer? Would you enjoy a Latino twist on this traditional fare? Share all your yummy ideas in the comments!