Sunday, July 8, 2012

Spicy Cole Slaw

Tonight we decided that we wanted ribs for dinner.  But the question quickly arose on what to serve for sides.  Checking the fridge, I found a cabbage from our CSA basket.  Then it hit me..Cole Slaw! But not just any slaw, one with some bite, some kick, some spice. The perfect contrast to the heat and sweet BBQ sauce on the ribs.

After checking out many recipes across the internet, I came up with the recipe below. It made more than enough slaw for 4 people.  It was a bit much for my stepdaughter, but she doesn't like spice or heat of any kind, so if you have folks with sensitive mouths, I would suggest cutting the amount of dry mustard in half.  

Spicy Cole Slaw
Source:  The depths of K's brain
  • 1/2 head cabbage - sliced thin on a mandolin
  • 1 c carrots - diced by running through the mini food processor
  • 1/2 c mayo
  • 1 1/2 t dry mustard
  • 2 T white sugar
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 t Bavarian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Place cabbage and carrots in a large bowl
  • Mix to combine
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, white sugar, dry mustard, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and Bavarian seasoning
  • Pour over cabbage and carrots.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Can be served immediately but flavors intensify over time. 
  • For less "bite," halve amount of dry mustard


  1. I love cole slaw and the addition of spice to it is a great idea!!

    1. Thanks. The dry mustard does add a nice zing to the flavor!

  2. Super post. I got to this via Mealtime Monday on Couponing and Cooking. I have linked in some bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Enjoy.

  3. This looks like a good coleslaw recipe. I have a good recipe that I usually use but I will have to try yours sometime. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!


  4. This sounds so good, and I'm sure makes the perfect side for ribs! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesday!

  5. Cole slaw is one of my summer favorites! It's so good with so many things..I have never made spicy before and spicy is always a go in my house! I will have to keep this recipe in mind! Thanks for sharing! We'd love it if you'd share this at our link party - Home is Where the Heart is!

  6. I love coleslaw - this one sound very tasty!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. The subject of this week's Food on Friday is Salad. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link .


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