Creamy Coleslaw

"This is the freshest variation on slaw that I have seen in a long time. The ingredients are a bit out of the norm--jicama and cilantro to start with--but the crunch and flavor are to die for. There is enough of the familiar flavors to provide comfort--but your taste buds will love the change. I love all kinds of slaw, but this one tops my list! This recipe comes from Juan-Carlos Cruz (Calorie Commando/FoodTV). ("Cooking" time is chilling time)."
photo by Sharlene~W photo by Sharlene~W
photo by Sharlene~W
photo by Sharlene~W photo by Sharlene~W
Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Combine vinegar, mayonnaise, poppy seeds, celery salt, and hot sauce in a small bowl, whisking until well blended.
  • In a medium bowl, toss together the cilantro, cabbage, shredded carrots, green onions, bell pepper and jicama.
  • Pour dressing over and toss until coated with dressing. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cover and refrigerate for about an hour so slaw is thoroughly chilled and flavores blended.

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  1. sugarpea
    Not sure what went wrong. I was careful about the correct ingredient measurements, we liked the end result, but this was anything but creamy. The dressing was very thin and there wasn't a lot of it.
  2. LUv 2 BaKE
    This is an excellent salad! The flavor blend of the dressing is excellent - the cider vinegar gives a tangy taste, the mayo keeps it creamy and the hot sauce gives a bit of a bite. I used more red cabbage than green which made it very pretty visually. I ended up only using about half of the dressing for the salad, which is somewhat normal for me...I guess I just like a little less dressing than most. I admit that I didn't have any jicama so used a mixture of snow peas and sugar snap peas, which provided the crunch jicama would have. I will defititely be making this salad again!! Thanks so much for an excellent recipe Sharlene!
  3. GimmeFlavour
    I've been searching for a good cole slaw recipe - something a little different and this more than fits the bill! Great taste and texture. Water chestnuts are the suggested substitute for jicama, and worked great. Thanks for a spectacular recipe.
  4. wife2abadge
    This was totally different and delicious! I loved the slight heat it had. I did think 2 cups of cabbage were not enough and used 3. Thanks for my new favorite cole slaw recipe!


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