BEST Mexican Slaw Dip Recipe

This Mexican Slaw Dip recipe, otherwise known as a Mexican Coleslaw, is perfect for any Cinco de Mayo or Mexican Feast. Made with delicious fresh ingredients, this dip (or salad) has a kick to it, one that your guests will be talking about for a long time. Serve with your faovorite chips!

BEST Mexican Slaw Dip Recipe

Friends, from a recent crowdsource challenge at the Garden of Eatin’ Facebook page, I’m excited to write about the winner of the topic of this post today: Easy, exciting and delicious potluck dishes!

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!)

BEST Mexican Slaw Dip Recipe

As potlucks gain popularity, I think we all remember the potlucks we grew up with (jello and potato salads, chicken, lasagna, pizza, lots of whipped topping desserts), and we want to change it up, by making the meal a bit healthier, and not so heavy! 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.

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.

Garden of Eatin’® chips are made with organic ingredients, and if you have not tried them yet, they are durable and they do not break when you try to dip the chip. Know what I mean? Also, each bite is so deliciously sweet and good!

By the way, all Garden of Eatin’® chips are made with Whole Corn Kernels. They do not contain any hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, plus they are kosher certified and gluten-free!

We also served on the side their Cantina Style, and Reduced Fat Yellow Chips flavors.

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

What are your best tips for a great potluck?

EASY Mexican Slaw Dip Recipe

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4.5 from 6 votes

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 Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins


  • 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
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin


  • 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.


This post was orginally in partnership with Garden of Eatin’®.

BEST Mexican Slaw Dip Recipe (or salad)

11 comments on “BEST Mexican Slaw Dip Recipe”

  1. This dip looks so fresh, healthy and delicious. Perfect dipper for those tasty chips!

  2. Those are the only blue chips I buy!! They are my fav!! Love this dip Sandy!

  3. We love those blue chips! And I love the idea of eating a slaw like this as dip. I never would have thought to do that, but it look so nice and fresh and flavorful.

  4. I could eat Mexican at least a few times a week! This looks super tasty!

  5. I agree with Karen-I love Mexican food! Let me bookmark this post right now because I’ll be using this recipes frequently.

    Happy Wednesday :)

  6. Going to have to try that Mexican slaw!

  7. This is like Salvadorian curtido for pupusas! SO good!

  8. I love Mexican food.
    I also love the “have back up dishes ready”. Never thought of that and it is great!

  9. Yum. I’ll admit that while I still love some of the “usual” potluck dishes, I do like throwing in the healthy things too.

  10. I love this “fresh” dip for chips. Perfect!

  11. I just love slaw! Your recipe looks so crisp and fresh, I thinks its a great healthy snack for watching the games right now!

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