Irish Slaw Dip

Irish Slaw Dip for a St. Patrick’s Day appetizer! The flavors get better overnight–a delicious dip or salad served with crackers or chips.

Irish Slaw Dip

Since March is here, and you may be looking for some St. Patrick Day recipes. It’s fun to come up with new Irish recipe ideas. Since we’re such a Mexican-food-loving-family, this twist on my Mexican Slaw Dip, turned Irish Slaw Dip, was a big hit when I served it at a recent party.

When is St. Patrick’s Day? March 17th! You may want to try my Pastrami Sauerkraut Crostini or Irish Dark and White Bread Pudding or Guinness Beer Beef Chuck Roast Recipe (that has over 7 million video views).

Irish Slaw Dip or Salad

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Slaw Dip Recipe

This recipe is so easy, watch the video below. Slice, dice, and mix together. I’ve found that making it in advance makes the flavors even better (and it’s a little softer, than fresh crisp cabbage!)

Ingredients to make Irish slaw

Ingredients to make this slaw (dip or salad): Savoy cabbage shredded, green onions, grated carrots, red cabbage, and a white onion.

Fresh cilantro, a can of jalapenos, peperoncinos, olive oil, rice vinegar, garlic powder, cumin, and Kosher salt.

Don’t forget fresh ground black pepper

Best Irish Slaw Dip

St. Patrick’s Day food

One of my greatest memories is traveling with my husband, to Ireland a few years back was the food. There we got to meet some of his family for the very first time, and see the homes where his parents grew up. We enjoyed walking to the market, and home cooked meals in Uncle Gabe and Aunt Kay’s home.

Ireland, Mom's purse

In fact, we were just going through his mom’s purse the other day, with her belongings from her first trip to America from Dublin (by ship).

Ireland, Mom's purse

Ireland, Mom's purse We also have great memories of Ireland on our family wall in our home.

Easy Irish Slaw Dip

Irish Slaw Dip

I think back to the last 20+ years of making fun breakfasts for our kids on St. Patrick’s Day. Like green pancakes, green waffles, green eggs and ham, fried eggs in pepper rings. Then sending the kids off to school in their “green,” lest they get pinched. :) Fun memories (2005 … wow, look at little Haggis!)

Irish kids

What I love about this Irish Slaw Dip recipe today, is that you can serve it any time of year. As a dip or a salad, it’s also great served on top of fish (tacos) and your favorite meat (chicken, steak, or pork).

Tasty Irish Slaw Dip

Fresh and light (if you’re watching your calories), and perfect for an Irish party this upcoming week!

Enjoy, Friends!

Irish Slaw Dip
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Irish Slaw Dip

This salsa will get better overnight as flavors meld. Delicious for a dip or side salad, or served on top of an entree.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 10 -12


  • 1 head green Savoy cabbage shredded (about 6 cups)
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 1 small white onion grated
  • 1 cup cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 1 4 oz. can jalapenos chopped, do not drain
  • 1 cup drained peperoncinis
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  • Chop and mix the cabbage, green onions, grated carrots, red cabbage, white onion, and cilantro together in a large bowl. Add the canned chopped jalapeños.
  • In a small food processor, puree the peperoncinis. Add the olive oil, rice vinegar, and seasoning; toss again. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix well and let stand 30 minutes; enjoy with tortilla chips, on top of an entree (like tacos), or as a side salad.


More Irish recipes: Irish Cabbage and Bacon [A Spicy Perspective], Soda Bread to Smile About [A Spicy Perspective], Irish Corned Beef [RecipeGirl].

Irish Slaw Dip Recipe

6 comments on “Irish Slaw Dip”

  1. Can you suggest a substitute for the cilantro. Not a fan! Many thanks!

  2. Wow, this sounds amazing.  There are some really good spices in the dip, I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. taking this to a potluck tonight so I’ll post comments tomorrow. Thanks for the great recipe :-)

  4. What a super clever idea! 

  5. Yum! Sounds really good! 

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