Barefoot by the Sea: Not what grandma makes

Friday, May 14, 2010

Not what grandma makes

I love the tagline of this recipe that says, "this may look like your grandma's coleslaw, but it sure doesn't taste like it."  My neighbor made this last Summer on a hotter than heck day and piled it atop pulled-pork sandwiches. Trust me, it's worth the prep time - about 30 minutes.  If you like it spicy, this is the recipe for you.  Just be careful with the chilies and cilantro, they can sneak up on your quickly and will be too late.


Chipotle Coleslaw from My Recipes


  • 1/2  cup  mayonnaise
  • 1/2  cup  sour cream
  • 3  tablespoons  white vinegar
  • 1  tablespoon  molasses (not blackstrap)
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  sugar
  • 1  small canned chipotle chile, minced, plus 2 tsp. adobo sauce from the can (I use fresh)
  • About 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 6  cups  each packed shredded green and red cabbage
  • 7  green onions, green and pale green portions, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1  cup  tightly packed chopped fresh cilantro leaves


1. Prepare the dressing: In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, molasses, sugar, minced chile, adobo sauce, and 1 tsp. salt.
2. In a large bowl, toss together cabbage, green onions, and 3/4 cup chopped cilantro. Pour dressing over vegetables, toss well, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours. Before serving, add more salt if you like and scatter remaining 1/4 cup chopped cilantro over the top.

This is hands down the #1 recipe that I am looking forward to the most this Summer.  Give it a try...but keep a tall glass of ice water (or your favorite beverage) on hand! 


  1. I love coleslaw! You post the best recipes!

    Kim @
    party inspiration

  2. That sounds way yummy. Definitely going to try it.

  3. Sounds awesome, and great for summer! I love spicy, personally! XO!

  4. I love coleslaw and hate when it is too wet. I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the recipe too.



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