Easy Mexican Coleslaw Recipe

This super simple, fresh tasting Mexican flavored coleslaw is perfect for picnics, BBQs and potlucks as it doesn't contain any mayo and takes just a few minutes to toss together.


  • 1 14- ounce package prepared coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 limes juiced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 6 dashes hot sauce
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, toss the colelsaw mix with the sliced onion and chopped cilantro. In a small bowl or jar with a fitted lid, mix the canola oil, lime juice, garlic, honey, cumin, oregano, coriander, hot sauce and kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Pour over the coleslaw mixture and toss. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. This recipe is best eaten day of, but can be refrigerated overnight.