Chipotle Coleslaw

Woo hoo! Back up the spicy truck! This chipotle coleslaw has some kick! Well, that’s mainly because I more than doubled the amount of spicy, smoky chipotles that the original recipe called for. Of course you don’t have to add the extra chipotles and you’ll still have a wonderful chipotle coleslaw. It’s refreshing, crunchy, smoky, and really quite pretty I think.
Chipotle Coleslaw This slaw was the perfect side for the St. Louis-style ribs and the pulled pork sandwiches we made. It travels well so we often make it and take it with us for a picnic.

Also try my Lexington slaw.

Chipotle Coleslaw

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the dressing

For the salad

  • 1 14 ounce package Dole coleslaw mix
  • 7 green onions green and pale green portions, sliced thin
  • 1 cup tightly packed chopped fresh cilantro leaves divided

Instructions

For the dressing

  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients.

For the salad

  • Place coleslaw mix, green onions, and 3/4 cup of the cilantro in a medium bowl.
  • Add in dressing and fold to combine.
  • Serve garnished with remaining cilantro.

Crab Pasta Salad

If you’re looking for a fantastic salad to take to your next pitch-in, this crab pasta salad is it. I never before thought about combining them, but cole slaw and pasta really go together really well. You have the creaminess of the pasta contrasted by the crunch and bite of the slaw. Add in crab, and you have something fantastic. And of course, the Old Bay seasoning really kicks it up with a nice spicy flavor.

Crab Pasta SaladI was very pleasantly surprised with this crab pasta salad. I didn’t really expect the slaw to work so well in this dish. It really got me to thinking about adding slaw in with any cold pasta salad.

You’ll also want to try my garlic-stuffed olive pasta salad.

Crab Pasta Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1 pound shredded cabbage coleslaw mix
  • Marzetti coleslaw dressing to taste (or substitute 1 pound prepared coleslaw for the slaw mix and dressing)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • Old Bay Seasoning to taste
  • 2 cups crabmeat chopped (imitation is ok)

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook per instructions and rinse and drain well.
  • Meanwhile, mix the coleslaw mix and dressing (to taste). Add just enough dressing to get the cabbage wet.
  • Add in the mayonnaise, onion, dill weed and Old Bay. Stir to combine.
  • Add the pasta to the slaw and stir to coat.
  • Gently stir in the crab.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Buffalo Slaw

We absolutely loved this Buffalo slaw. It is no doubt one of our favorite non-traditional slaws. It is creamy, and smooth, thanks to mayo, sour cream and blue cheese crumbles. There’s a great celery crunch. There’s just a hint of Buffalo wing sauce flavor. Served cold, this slaw complements any meal, and specially, something hot off of the grill! It’s also great heaped on top of something hot off of the grill!

BuffaloSlawIf you find that blue cheese is a bit too strong for you, you can substitute Gorgonzola cheese crumbles. This slaw is great with either.

This slaw is the perfect side for our Buffalo hot dogs.

Buffalo Slaw

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 -8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound slaw mix cabbage, carrots, etc
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2-4 tablespoons Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1 cup celery sliced thin
  • Blue cheese or Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled, to taste

Instructions

  • Place cabbage mixture into a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, sugar and salt
  • Stir in the wing sauce and celery.
  • Add sauce to the cabbage and gently stir or toss until combined.
  • Add crumbles, to taste and stir.