Spicy Coleslaw with Chipotle Dressing

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What you need to make Spicy Coleslaw with Chipotle Dressing

This is the perfect side dish to spice up any meal. This Coleslaw with chipotle dressing is so creamy and smokey, a little sweet but also fresh and so delicious, you are going to love this recipe. Get creative because once you make it, you’ll be hooked!

Red cabbage. I just love how vibrant and beautiful red cabbage is but of course, green cabbage would also be great for this recipe or a combination of both.

Bell pepper. I like yellow and orange bell peppers for this recipe because they are sweeter than green bell peppers and go perfect with the spicy dressing.

Red onion. I slice it almost paper thin. I love the flavor it gives to the coleslaw, but I don’t like biting into big chunks of onion.



Lemon juice

Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. If you want the smokiness of the chipotle peppers but don’t like the heat very much, just add about a teaspoon of the adobo sauce to the dressing and leave out the pepper.


Spices: Garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.

Helpful Tips and Tricks

Chipotle peppers can pack a punch! If you don’t want this coleslaw to be very spicy, just use the adobo sauce, one or two teaspoons will give you tons of flavor without much heat.

If you make this coleslaw with red cabbage like I did, the dressing will turn out red after you mix it with the cabbage. The longer it sits in the fridge the better it will taste but also the less pretty. That’s the downside of making the coleslaw ahead of time. One good trick is to mix the dressing, pour it into your salad bowl and add the cabbage (do not mix at this time), cover with plastic wrap and transfer to the fridge. Once you are ready to serve, just toss cabbage and dressing together. This will save you a few minutes.

How to Serve Spicy Coleslaw with Chipotle Dressing

I made this batch of coleslaw to serve it with The best pulled pork. I just love how the spiciness of the coleslaw pairs with the sweet pulled pork. It is simply delicious.

This coleslaw is also delicious with fish or shrimp tacos. Fried chicken is also another favorite.

Get my recipe for the Best Pulled Pork Here: The best Pulled Pork – Marisol Cooks


Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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