Spicy Slaw

When we are eating tacos or burgers, we love adding a crispy, cold coleslaw as a topping. Coleslaw brings such a nice crunch to these dishes and can be made advance if you are bringing it to an event or serving it for a group. While we love ourselves a traditional, creamy coleslaw, we have decided to mix this recipe up a bit by keeping it dairy free and adding some heat. This particular slaw is seasoned with a blend of Mexican spices and chilis, making it a bit tangy and spicy. We love to use this recipe with fish tacos (recipe coming next week!) or a southwest burger.

Spicy Slaw

  • Servings: 4 side servings
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A spicy Mexican-inspired coleslaw that pairs perfect with burgers, sandwiches and tacos.


  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp Adobo all purpose seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbs honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups pre-shredded cabbage mix
  • 1 cup shredded carrots


  1. Prepare the dressing. Combine the ingredients (apple cider through honey) in a small bowl and whisk until the honey is completely dissolved. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the pre-shredded cabbage mix and carrots and toss with the dressing. Let sit for at least 5 minutes before serving or store in refrigerator overnight.

Everything Bagel Coleslaw

We have a bone to pick with coleslaw. Here’s the deal. We love coleslaw. It’s crunchy, cold and is a really a good condiment/side dish for a lot of different sandwiches. The problem that we have found is that it is often prepared too sweet for us to enjoy. Raisins in coleslaw? No thank you. Not to mention recipes are full of calories between the mayonnaise and sugar. This recipe is filled with all of the flavor but packs a punch of tang by swapping some mayonnaise for Greek yogurt and uses our favorite, Everything Bagel Seasoning, to liven it up. We served this on top of BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and found it to perfectly balance the sweetness of the BBQ sauce while providing a cooling and crunchy element.

Everything Bagel Coleslaw
Makes: 8 side servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 4 cups shredded cabbage (we used 1 bag of green cabbage and 1 bag of green and red cabbage)
  • 1 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbs everything bagel seasoning
  • 1/4 up fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Combine all of ingredients except the cabbage in a bowl and whisk thoroughly. (We like to use the bowl that I we are serving in to keep used dishes to a minimum.)
  2. Add the cabbage mix and toss together to evenly coat the cabbage.
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve cold with sandwiches, hot dogs, or as a side dish for a BBQ or picnic!