Jalapeño Coleslaw

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Crisp and spicy!

Whether as a spicy side or a burger topping, this jalapeño coleslaw brings it. It’s incredibly easy to make – just chop the ingredients and combine them all together in a bowl. Let the mix chill for a few hours to really get that crisp coleslaw flavor.

Want it spicier? Serrano peppers (about twice the heat) are a good jalapeño substitute, or you can opt for chopping the chilies without deseeding. Those seeds and the membrane contain much of a chili pepper’s heat. Lessen the heat by lessening the amount of chilies used.

Jalapeño Coleslaw

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes


  • 6 cups shredded cabbage
  • 3 jalapeño peppers seeds removed and diced
  • 3 medium tomatoes seeds removed and diced
  • 6 scallions chopped
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Combine all ingredients and stir well.
  • For best taste, refrigerate for a minimum of two hours prior to serving.


Increase the heat, by either dicing the jalapeños with seeds still in or using serrano peppers instead.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 17, 2019 to include new content.
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