Spicy Mexican Cabbage Salsa/Slaw

We’ve had lots of requests for this recipe after we made it for taco night. It works as a salsa or a slaw; with chips, in tacos or burritos, or on its own. It’s very forgiving of substitutions and mixing fresh and dried ingredients. From LooksLikeHomemade

Mexican Cabbage Slaw



  • 1 head green cabbage, shredded
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped (dried also work great!)
  • 1 small white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1 8oz jar of chopped or pickled jalapeños w/ juice
  • About 3 T oil – enough to moisten salad (optional)
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)


Toss veggies and herbs, drizzle oil and toss again. Add seasonings, careful to taste and not over salt. Let stand 10 minutess and enjoy!

If you are making this more than a day in advance wait until just before serving to add the oil, jalapeños, and seasonings.