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Latin-Style Coleslaw

Latin-Style Coleslaw

Give your standard coleslaw a tasty Latin-style makeover! Serve it as a side dish or use it as a filling for tacos, burritos, and more.

Number of servings: 4
Serving size: 1/4 size of recipe

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1 small green cabbage, very thinly sliced

2 carrots, grated

1 red onion, thinly diced

1/2 fresh green jalapeño pepper, minced

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons dried oregano

Dash of salt

Dash of pepper


Time needed: 20 minutes preparation

  1. In a large bowl, mix green cabbage, carrots, red onion, and jalapeño pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, vinegar, and oregano. Then combine with vegetable mix and mix thoroughly.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let rest in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Nutritional information

Calories 206
Total Fat: 14 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 137 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 20 g
Dietary Fiber: 7 g
Total Sugar: 10 g
Protein: 4 g

Allergens: None noted

Tips and variations

Watch this recipe being prepared on Cooking with cabbage. The audio is in Spanish.

Make it a meal! Serve with pupusas, whole wheat tortillas, or corn chips.

Like it spicy? Try adding a little more jalapeño pepper.

Be creative with spices.

This coleslaw lasts well in the refrigerator and gets better with time.


This recipe was developed by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff.

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