This Chipotle Coleslaw has a complex blend of flavors and richness that’s fantastic alone, and phenomenal when paired with white fish tacos!
It’s probably not a real shocker for you that I love everything chipotle.
Chipotles are, after all, a smoke-dried jalapeno. And I love me some jalapenos.
The spicy, smoky chili when added to a dish adds such a complex blend of flavors and richness.
And although I do have an un-dying love of my Honey & Jalapeno Coleslaw, for fall, I wanted to come up with something different to account for the crisp, chilly air.
Smoky chipotles were just the right ingredient.
This coleslaw is absolutely delicious alone, but it is really phenomenal when paired with white fish tacos! It also goes really great with simple grilled chicken.
The chipotle peppers in this dish transforms a simple coleslaw recipe, above and beyond, thetypical summer slaws seen at picnics.
This one will surely bring a warmth and fall flavor to an all-time classic favorite.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon molasses not blackstrap
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 to 6 chipotle chiles canned, minced
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from the can
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 16-ounce bag shredded cabbage (coleslaw)
- 7 green onions sliced
- 1 cup tightly packed chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, molasses, sugar, minced chili, adobo sauce and salt in a medium bowl until thoroughly blended.
- In a large bowl, toss together cabbage, green onions, and chopped cilantro.
- Pour dressing over salad mix and toss well. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (or up to 4 hours).
- Before serving, garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.
Adapted from Cooking Light @ Chipotle Coleslaw.
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens says
Sweet molasses and smoky chipotles draped together over crunchy cole slaw? Masterful! This looks just fantastic, Kristi! I can definitely see it with fish tacos or chicken, but I’m dreaming of all the other reasons I just need to make this NOW! 😀
Hahaha! Tell me what wonderful creation you come up with! Inquisitive minds want to know!
Consuelo @ Honey & Figs says
Yes, you’re like the chipotle queen 😉
This looks awesome, Kristi! I love coleslaw, but I think it’d even like this version better!
I fully accept the Chipotle Queen honor! Hahaha! Hope you try it!
Anne ~ Uni Homemaker says
I love the idea of chipotle slaw. This would be fantastic in a pulled pork sandwich. Delicious Kristi!
Oh good idea Anne! I’m trying that next time! I love them with white fish tacos, but I’ll bet they’d be GREAT with pulled pork!
Cailee @ http://hellohealthyeating.com says
Ohh!! What a good idea!! I’ve had chipotle coleslaw with a delightful pulled pork sammie at this cute little cafe near my home… soooo tasty!!
I love coleslaw piled on Pulled Pork Sandwiches – awesome!
Jamie@Milk N Cookies says
I love the idea of a spicy coleslaw! And now you have me craving fish tacos, even those I haven’t even eaten breakfast yet!
I could totally have fish tacos with coleslaw for breakfast! But, I’m also not a huge breakfast fan, so maybe that’s not so unreasonable! Haha
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
I LOVE spicy food! This is right up my alley!
I hope you love it Ashley!
Claire @ The Black Cat Kitchen says
Oof! this looks yummy. Really addicted to chipotle at the mo! Was just looking for something to go with BBQ pulled pork for this week as well, this looks perfect. Will defo be trying this!
I love chipotle and all things spicy – I think it would go terrific on pulled pork!
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
Love chipotle flavors and the idea of incorporating it into a coleslaw. Yum!
Thanks Kiran! I love the way the chipotles add a smoke and spicy flavor!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Chipotles really are the best! I love trying unique coleslaw recipes and this one looks delicious!
Thanks Ashley – I so love Chipotle! I just makes regular flavors pop! Have a great week!
My favorite flavor – that smoky, spicy chipotle. It would be fantastic in cole slaw! I love this.
Thanks Marye! I’m glad you like it. And, I love your blog name!
Kristi, I love coleslaw, and I’ve never made it spicy! This sounds so smoky and delicious…and of course, it’s pinned! 🙂
Thanks for the pin Marcie! You know me…I can’t go a day without spicy, so it was so natural! xoxo