Mexican Slaw Dip (or salad) is similar to a coleslaw recipe, but with a “spicy kick.” Serve for Cinco de Mayo with your favorite chips!

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Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, serve this Mexican Slaw Dip Recipe served with your favorite chips! The ingredients are easy, and you can serve for an appetizer or a side salad!

Ingredients for Mexican Slaw Dip Recipe:

  • Green cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Green onion
  • White onion
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Cans jalapenos
  • Olive oil
  • Rice vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin

mexican slaw dip with tomatoes

Also delicious served on steak, chicken, or fish. Or, try this Baja Shrimp Tacos recipe!

Or, of course, with any Mexican dish. We also love this served with tacos!

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EASY Mexican Slaw Dip Recipe

Sharing food and potlucks

Sharing food is an important aspect of many get-togethers, and a potluck dinner party is one way to include all the guests who are coming. This means we invite them to participate in the menu. :)

Potluck parties have been around for a long time, and in our home, it’s been an easy way to entertain. They really relieve the stress of the cost of putting on an entire meal by yourself, which is why I think so many people choose to not entertain! I particularly love it when my guests bring a dish (yes, some of my friends are amazing cooks!)

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So here are a few of  my ideas:

1. Set a theme. Mexican.

Mexican is always a safe, easy, healthy, and delicous menu (and theme) to plan.

2. Have guests commit to a course. Delegate.

When it’s your potluck party, write out the menu, then assign the dishes to your friends. That way you won’t end up with 3 pans of enchiladas, or 4 7-layered bean dips! Once the responses have come in, ask several friends to each bring a main course, salad, appetizer, or dessert. Someone will always change it up at the last minute, but having some idea of what to expect makes an actual meal with courses more likely.

3. Have backup dishes ready. Be prepared.

As the host, I find it easier to pull together the main course and have an extra pan of enchiladas ready, which helps bridge any gap in courses, or cover not having enough food at the last minute. I also like to prepare a dish, by doubling the recipe, that can be served as a dip or a side salad.

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Mexican Slaw Dip.

My Mexican Slaw Dip recipe is fabulous for this! It’s a dip, side dish, or can be used on top of any Mexican main dish. I love a versatile dish that everyone enjoys!

I made this at a recent gathering, serving it with Garden of Eatin’®’s Blue Corn Tortilla Chips.

My ideas for Easy Mexican Potluck Dishes.

The first 5 dishes are perfect to serve with chips!

AppetizerBlackeye Peas Fresh Corn Salad

AppetizerHealthy 7-Layer Bean Dip

Salad (or dip): Mexican Slaw Dip (below)

Main DishChicken Enchilada Soup (serve with cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, and chips on top!)

Main DishCreamy Salsa Chicken Tenders (serve with cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, and chips on top!)

Dessert: Galletas with Strawberries and Mascarpone Cheese


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Mexican 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. Makes enough for a big party, 14-16 servings.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 14
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  • 1 head green cabbage, shredded
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, I used grape, coarsely chopped
  • 2 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 bunches cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 2 4 oz. cans jalapenos, chopped, do not drain
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin


  • Finely chop and toss all vegetables; mix together in a large bowl. Add the canned jalapenos, oil, rice vinegar, and seasoning; toss again. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Let stand 30 minutes and enjoy with tortilla chips, on top of an entree, or as a side salad.


Reposted May 2018
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Appetizer
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