This simple crunchy spicy coleslaw is a perfect addition for your cookouts or gatherings. It’s vinegar based, super delicious, spicy with a touch of sweetness.
I love coleslaw and it's not surprising to see a scoop on my plate when it’s an option. It doesn’t matter if it has mayo or not, coleslaw is one of my favorites.
Coleslaw is also something that can be enjoyed all year round. Serve with sandwiches, top over pulled pork sandwiches, etc. There are no rules to when you can eat slaw or salads.
A SPICY COLESLAW THAT'S ADDICTIVE
My son had a small gathering and mentioned one of his friends was bringing coleslaw. Honestly, my first thought was to stay away because some twenty something kid was bringing coleslaw. You know what I mean?
Well it ended up being a huge container of slaw. I looked at it and saw feta. Who the hell puts feta in coleslaw?
I hesitated and waited to see the other guests’ reaction to the slaw. All I heard was “WOW” and “DAMN THIS IS GOOD”.
I took a scoop. I took a bite. Man, was this coleslaw good. It was spicy too. Ya, it was definitely spicy. It was also crunchy and a tiny bit sweet.
WHAT MADE THIS CRUNCHY SPICY COLESLAW SOOOO GOOD?
Well it was spicy.
And it was crunchy.
It had tiny diced carrots which gave it that crunch.
It had small pieces of feta cheese throughout.
It had jalapeno peppers along with the seeds. It had the seeds! Yikes! No wonder it was spicy yet very good!
It had two types of slaw - you’re regular go-to cabbage coleslaw and broccoli slaw.
I’ve never heard of a coleslaw with feta. Who knew?
The jalapeno made each bite explode in your mouth. The seeds were left in which really caused an explosion of flavor. If you slice it as I did when I first made it, each bite will be really spicy. I found that dicing the jalapeño made it perfect - even with the seeds.
Adding broccoli slaw gave it a nice crunch.
The carrots were diced into little chunks instead of shredded which gave it even more crunch.
A bag of shredded coleslaw and a bag of vegetable slaw were used.
The dressing was almost exact to what I use for my simple vinegar slaw so there’s no reason to reinvent the wheel here.
All I can tell you is that everyone there enjoyed Joe’s freaking awesome spicy coleslaw because it was delicious.
I do have to mention that both my sons made delicious chicken kabobs and had a contest on whose marinade was better. I told one I loved his recipe better then winked at the other and told him I loved his better. That’s what a good mother does.
Thank you, Joe, for making that delicious spicy coleslaw and inspiring me with this recipe.
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JOE'S SIMPLE CRUNCHY SPICY COLESLAWPRINT PIN SAVESaved!
FOR THE SLAW:
- 1 (14 - 16 ounce) bag coleslaw
- 1 (12 ounce) bag broccoli slaw
- 4 ounces feta cheese crumbled
- 1 jalapeno diced See NOTES
- 1 carrot small dice about ½ cup
PREPARE THE SLAW:
- In a large bowl, add the coleslaw, broccoli slaw, jalapenos, carrots, and feta.
MAKE THE DRESSING:
- In a 2 cup measure, add the dressing ingredients and mix together with a fork until it’s combined. Alternatively, add the dressing ingredients in a mason jar and shake to mix.
- Pour the dressing over the coleslaw and toss to combine. It’s ready to eat or you can let it sit to allow the coleslaw to soften and become more flavorful. This lasts in the fridge for days, if it lasts that long. The sweet and spicy flavor is addictive. Enjoy.