Using a prepared coleslaw mix slashes time in this light and refreshing Mexican Coleslaw. Serve it as a side dish or as a topping on your favorite tacos!
This tangy and zesty coleslaw is also great for potlucks, picnics and cookouts. The best part is that it comes together in just 15 minutes!
Ideas for Serving with Mexican Coleslaw
Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?
This slaw is best when served 20 to 30 minutes after refrigerating to allow the flavors to combine. However, it can be made ahead of time, refrigerated and served within 24 hours.
Your Simple Ingredients
For the dressing:
- Lime zest
- Lime juice
- Olive oil
- Black pepper (freshly ground is best)
- Minced fresh garlic
- Ground cumin – I tend to go on the lighter side when adding to the dressing. Feel free to adjust the cumin to your personal preference!
For the cabbage mixture:
- 1 package prepared deli-style coleslaw mix (a convenient mixture of shredded green cabbage, red cabbage and carrots)
- 2 medium jalapeños, seeded and diced (about 1/4 cup diced)
- Red onion
- Chopped fresh cilantro
If you’re craving a more traditional creamy slaw, be sure to check out my Carolina Coleslaw recipe.