February 17, 2017

Mexican Slaw

Mexican Slaw is a light and healthy Tex-Mex twist on traditional coleslaw that is great served as a side dish or as a taco topper!

Mexican Slaw is a light and healthy tex-mex twist on traditional coleslaw that is great served as a side dish or as a taco topper!  #feastndevour

I am a Mexican food fanatic.  You can put a Mexican twist on just about anything and I'd be happy! Coleslaw and Mexican though?  I honestly never really considered that one until I was flipping through one of my cookbooks and saw a Tex-Mex inspired slaw.  I'm not usually one to go for coleslaw in general, but with a Mexican twist?  You bet I want to try it!

Then, I found out that this month's highlighted ingredient in Feast & Devour, a cooking club I'm a part of, was cabbage!  It was kismet.  Mexican Slaw was a go!

Mexican Slaw is a light and healthy tex-mex twist on traditional coleslaw that is great served as a side dish or as a taco topper!  #feastndevour

This turned out to be a really light, delicious slaw thanks to subbing some of the mayo for taco sauce.  Yum, right?  You can get spicy sauce or mild, depending on your preferences.  Then there are all the other goodies like black beans, corn, and red onions.  It made a super tasty side with a dollop of plain greek yogurt and fresh cilantro on top!

I knew as soon as I tasted it that is would make a superb taco topper, too.  Crunchy cabbage is always a great choice for tacos!

Mexican Slaw is a light and healthy tex-mex twist on traditional coleslaw that is great served as a side dish or as a taco topper!  #feastndevour

One word of warning, though.  This makes a pretty large portion of slaw!  Great for a party, but if you're only serving a few, I'd consider halving the recipe.  And make what you need!  This recipe is best served fresh.



Ready for some more cabbage recipe inspiration?  Here are a few more cabbage themed recipes from my Feast & Devour Cooking Club friends.  Enjoy!


Roasted Cabbage with Bacon from Bread Booze Bacon
Beef & Cabbage Stew from White Lights on Wednesday
Pastrami & Relish Dog from Kleinworth & Co.
Asian Sesame Chicken Salad from Cooking with Curls
Irish Deviled Eggs from Home.Made.Interest.
Irish Fried Cabbage from Sugar & Soul
Thai Peanut Chicken Crunch Slaw Salad from Celebrating Sweets
Mexican Slaw from The Two Bite Club
Easy Chow Mein from Liz on Call
Ginger Cashew Chicken Salad from It Bakes Me Happy



Mexican Slaw

Yield: 10-12 servings

Ingredients
  • 1/2 head green cabbage
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 1/2 cup whole kernel corn
  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

Instructions
  1. Thinly slice or shred the cabbage and onion using a box grater, mandolin, or knife.  Transfer the cabbage, onions to a bowl and add the corn, black beans, and cilantro.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the taco sauce and mayonnaise.  Toss the cabbage, onion, corn, and beans with the taco sauce dressing just before serving.

Notes
  • I like to add a dollop of plain greek yogurt and chopped fresh cilantro as a garnish.

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