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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cilantro Jalapeno Slaw

I know, slaw?  Really?  I rarely like creamy slaw, but I think that's because most slaw seems to have celery seed in it, and I have to say, I'm not a fan.  I am a big fan of this slaw, largely because I love the cilantro in it.  If you hate cilantro, and god knows you cilantro haters are out there, I would suggest adding 2 jalapenos.

I had this with homemade chicken salad, with pork carnitas, and also with grilled chicken.  It stayed crisp for DAYS.  I used a mandoline to slice it, and I like the thin strands of slaw, but it's definitely not necessary.  PW piles it on top of pulled pork.  Not a bad idea!

Cilantro Jalapeno Slaw
adapted from Pioneer Woman

1/2 head Cabbage, Sliced Thin
1/2 head Purple Cabbage, Sliced Thin
1 whole Jalapeno, Halved Lengthwise And Thinly Sliced
1/2 cup Whole Milk
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon White Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8-1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
2 cups Cilantro Leaves, Barely Chopped

Combine shredded cabbage, cilantro, and sliced jalapenos in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix milk, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, and cayenne. Pour over cabbage. Toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate two hours to meld.


  1. I am a cilantro hater. Thanks for the alternative. Of course, I am also a creamy slaw hater. :-)

    1. Can't help you there. I agree, but this is good!

  2. This is also delicious on carnitas tacos, or fish tacos