Unprocessed Candied Jalapeno Coleslaw

Like most of us, I enjoy a creamy crunchy coleslaw. Although a main ingredient mayonnaise is not part of my new weight reduction plan. It is hard to think of picnics, BBQ, fried chicken or seafood without coleslaw. I wanted to create a fresh side dish recipe without mayonnaise. Vinegar , sugar and spice would have to replace the mayonnaise in my fresh side dish. Prepare my recipe for Unprocessed Candied Japapeno Coleslaw that even my Dad loved.

In the process of heating the magic sauce, my Dad walked into the kitchen and complained about the strong vinegar smell. He has a strong aversion to all things vinegar. At that point, I wondered if he would even eat the salad.

With his complaint officially registered, I had my doubts if he would make a happy plate. Would I attempt his method of parenting about food? I can almost hear me saying, “Here is a big spoonful. You can’t leave the table until your plate is clean. And Mother can’t save you.”

Can you hear the evil cackle?

Hmmmmmm, do I have to eat it?

I’m not sure if this glimmer into my childhood is making you cackle or not, but I’m laughing. Oddly enough even with his vinegar aversion, my Dad enjoyed the Unprocessed Candied Jalapeno Coleslaw. Pretty sure that it surprised even him.

What to do if little ones don’t want Unprocessed Candied Jalapeno Coleslaw?

My nephews also tried the coleslaw but I didn’t ask for a review. Little one manages to lick his lips on cue for photo opp. However they both enjoyed the corn pudding and caramel cake that I served along with the coleslaw. It takes time for little ones to really enjoy food unless its pizza, burgers, or sugar.

I love her corn pudding but this coleslaw has a lot of colors in it.

If you’re struggling to get little ones to eat a variety of foods it makes life difficult for everyone. A local writer wrote a post about this idea and I thinks its a good one. Read all about, The Two Bite Rule.

Do I have to be honest?

I decided to cut this salad fresh myself in lieu of processed coleslaw packages. All of the ingredients were stored in my refrigerator or pantry. If you don’t have candied jalapenos, check out this recipe from Foodie With Family.

Deans Caramel Cake is a treat when time is short.

If you enjoy spicy and fresh food, prepare Unprocessed Candied Jalapeno Coleslaw. It is a side dish that will stand along side any protein. Let me know what you think about this recipe, I would love to hear from you.

Lagniappe: Grill Man and I both think Unprocessed Candied Jalapeno Coleslaw would be awesome on a pulled pork sandwich.

Alexa Shout out to Louis Jordan for Coleslaw

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Mimi

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Recipe uses heated vinegar, sugar combination to pour over fresh cut cabbage, carrots, red onion, bell pepper and candied jalapenos.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 People 30 MInutes
Cook Time
5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 People 30 MInutes
Cook Time
5 Minutes
Antique bowl of Unprocessed Candied Jalapeno Coleslaw www.diningwithmimi.com
Unprocessed Candied Jalapeno Coleslaw
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Rating: 0
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Recipe uses heated vinegar, sugar combination to pour over fresh cut cabbage, carrots, red onion, bell pepper and candied jalapenos.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 People 30 MInutes
Cook Time
5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 People 30 MInutes
Cook Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
Marinade
Servings: People
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Instructions
Coleslaw
  1. Wash cabbage. Remove the outer leaves and toss. On cutting board cut the very end off that will remove most of the core.
  2. Place core side down and with large sharp knife cut cabbage in half and in half again. With each section hold the knife and cut on a diagonal to cut into smaller shredded pieces. Ideally you want about one inch thin pieces. Add to a very large bowl.
  3. With peeled carrots cut both ends and toss. Cut carrots into 3-4 " pieces long. Cut each piece in half down the middle. Lay each piece flat and cut into thin pieces and then chop into a 1/2" piece. Add to bowl
  4. Add onions, bell pepper, candied jalapenos, salt, pepper, celery salt and cayenne.
Marinade
  1. In a small saucepan add all ingredients. On medium heat heat until the sugar dissolves. Pour over cabbage mixture and stir well for about five minutes. Taste and adjust cayenne as needed. Slaw flavors will continue to marry together as it blends over time.

Author: Mimi

I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. www.diningwithmimi.com is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food, travel and music. Traveling allows exposure to all types of foods and flavors. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression. Join me on my journey. Copyright 2016-2019 by Mimi

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