Smoky Spicy Slaw

If you’ve got a head of cabbage sitting in your vegetable draw that is wilting away and not getting any action, try combining it with smoky hot spices.

I use this recipe any time I make homemade tacos.

The smoked paprika and spicy peppers gives a lackluster slaw that little kick it needs to be eaten by everyone.


Smoky Spicy Slaw
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Recipe type: Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Recipes
Cuisine: Food is medicine
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • ½ head of cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, shredded or cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced thin
  • Juice of two limes
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • 2-3 dashes of your favorite hot sauce
  1. Use the shredding disc in a food processor for the cabbage. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a cheese grater, or simply slice the cabbage thin.
  2. Repeat with the carrots and jalapeno peppers.
  3. Whisk the lime juice, mayonnaise, cilantro, sea salt, smoked paprika and hot sauce.
  4. Combine the seasoned mayonnaise with the cabbage and vegetables.