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Spicy Cabbage Slaw

  • Author: Whip & Wander
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 portions 1x
  • Category: Sides, Salads & Dressings
  • Cuisine: American



  • 1417.5oz coleslaw mix (white cabbage, red cabbage, carrots)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayo (adjust to your preference)
  • 2 tsp sriracha (PaleoChef makes a Paleo version)
  • 4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp raw honey
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine mayo, sriracha, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, and honey until smooth.
  2. Add the chopped jalapenos and coleslaw mix to the bowl and combine.
  3. This is a good time to adjust the sauce, if needed, as you will be able to see how saturated the coleslaw mix is.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.


Feel free to adjust the amount of mayo and sriracha to your liking. We like ours a little bit saucier, so we often add a bit more mayo. This is also useful to keep in mind when you are working with different sizes of coleslaw mix. I’ve seen bags vary from 14-17.5oz, depending on brand.

Too spicy? The acidity of the lime juice and sweetness of the honey will tone down the burn from the jalapenos and sriracha so keep this in mind when adjusting the heat to your preference.


  • Serving Size: 1 portion
  • Calories: 142
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 225 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg