Mexican coleslaw is the perfect union of taco salad and creamy coleslaw! This Mexican spiced side dish recipe is packed with flavor and perfect for summer cookouts!
So you guys….Cinco de Mayo is just days away….and once again, all my ideas of how I want to celebrate are going out the window. Am I the only one? Who has good ideas and good intentions and then just can’t make them happen?? Ever?
I seriously can’t even tell you how many years in a row I’ve thought, “Oooh – Cinco de Mayo! Let’s celebrate!” With a party or a fun dinner or, at the very least, with margaritas and guacamole! But when is the last time we actually celebrated? Mmmm…possibly never. The best laid plans…..
So this year I’m trying something different. I’m not even making plans! No, this year I’m using Cinco de Mayo as a starting point for a delicious summer menu. I’m making things like this Mexican Coleslaw and Mexican Street Corn Quinoa and Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa…and for a little something different? I’m giving Fruit Salsa a whirl. Without the pressure of making it ALL for Cinco de Mayo. No, I’ll be enjoying all of them ALL SUMMER LONG.
Because if there’s one kind of food my family LOVES, it’s Mexican. And this Mexican Coleslaw does not disappoint! It’s packed with so much delicious flavor and loaded with ALL the veggies…and it’s creamy, too. Which means this Mexican Coleslaw is on the fast track to becoming one of our favorite summer sides. And if you love Mexican recipes, I could see it becoming your favorite, too!
So. What about you? What are your plans for May 5? Will you be going out? Staying in? Celebrating at all? Or are you smarter than me and don’t even make plans to begin with?
Either way, this easy Mexican Coleslaw recipe will be here waiting for you to make it.
And I have the feeling you’ll be making it all summer long….just like me.
- 1 14 oz. bag coleslaw mix
- 1/2 c. red pepper diced
- 1/2 c. black beens rinsed and drained
- 1/2 c. grilled corn
- 1/2 c. minced cilantro
- 1 jalapeno seeds removed and finely diced
- 3/4 c. mayo
- 1/4 c. sour cream
- 1/2 package taco seasoning
- 2 Tbsp. lime juice
- In a large mixing bowl, combine coleslaw mix, red pepper, black beans, grilled corn, cilantro, and jalapeño.
- In a separate small bowl, combine mayo, sour cream, taco seasoning, and lime juice.
- Add mayo mixture to coleslaw mixture and stir to combine.