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Cabbage Jalapeno Slaw

Cabbage Jalapeño Slaw

This colorful cabbage jalapeño slaw is a great side dish and a flavorful ingredient on your favorite tostada recipe.

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Cabbage Jalapeño Slaw

Yield: 2 1/2 cups slaw


  • 1/2 a medium-sized head purple or green cabbage, shredded, about 4 cups chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño de-seeded and diced, about 1/3 cup, optional
  • 1/4 cup crema Mexicana or sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, black pepper

Instructions for Adults

Wearing disposable rubber gloves, de-seed and dice jalapeño. 

Instructions for Kids

  • Use a plastic knife to shred the cabbage, cutting it into small strips. Measure and add shredded cabbage to a large mixing bowl.
  • Use your hands to tear the cilantro leaves into smaller pieces. Measure and add to the same bowl.
  • Add jalapeño (optional), sour cream, lime juice, and spices.
  • Use a pair of tongs to toss until cabbage is lightly coated with the dressing. Serve!

Note: Tastes great as a topping on our Veggie Tostadas!


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