Cajun Rainbow Slaw

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Boy, this Cajun rainbow slaw has some kick! If you’re a fan of horseradish you’ll be all over this salad. If you’re not a fan of horseradish, cut the amount in half and you’ll still get to enjoy a great salad! I make a lot (and I do mean a lot) of slaws and this one is a pleasant change from the usual vinegar- or mayonnaise-based versions.

Cajun Rainbow Slaw

My favorite way to eat a good slaw is heaped on top of a smoked pulled pork or brisket sandwich. I love the contrast between the crunchy slaw and the tender meat. You just can’t beat it.

I recently discovered Blue Plate mayonnaise, which I think is the best around. If you can’t find it locally you can pick it up online for a fair price.

Also try my Sriracha slaw. Just like this Cajun rainbow slaw, it packs a good bit of a kick.

This recipe was inspired by a recipe from the Food Network.

Cajun Rainbow Slaw
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Cajun Rainbow Slaw

Boy, this Cajun rainbow slaw has some kick! If you’re a fan of horseradish you’ll be all over this salad
Course Side
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword cole slaw, coleslaw, slaw
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 220kcal


  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Creole mustard spicy brown works fine, or combine a few drops of Worcestershire sauce with Dijon mustard
  • ½ lemon juiced (to taste, depending on the size of the lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish more or less, to taste
  • 1 12 ounce broccoli slaw mix
  • 1 small red bell pepper minced
  • 1 small orange bell pepper minced
  • 3 green onions chopped


  • Combine the seasoning, mayo, mustard, lemon and horseradish in a medium bowl.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and fold to coat.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1768IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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