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Easy Mexican Slaw

April 6, 2011

Hello, hello! Happy Wednesday!

We had snow again yesterday (I KNOW!!!!), but this morning, the sun is shining and warmer temps are in the forecast, so it’s all good.

It seems like Ryan and I have taco salads for dinner at least once a week—and this week was no exception.  They’re just so easy—throw together some lettuce, beans, salsa and avocado, and suddenly you have a delicious, five-minute dinner.  30 minute meals? That’s for suckers, Rachael Ray.

On Monday, we had (you guessed it) taco salads for dinner, but this time they were spiced up with an easy, new dish: Mexican slaw!

I literally threw this together in about 10 minutes, but it was really tasty! It was great in our salads, but it would also be a yummy side dish for any sort of Mexican meal.

For this dish, I heated a tbsp. of olive oil and then added a package of shredded red cabbage.  Once the cabbage was cooking, I added a generous shake of cumin, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and about 3/4 cup of enchilada sauce.  I cooked it down for about 10 minutes, and…voila! Mexican slaw!

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If you wanted to fancy it up, I think adding fresh corn or avocado cubes would be delicious in this!

Well…I’m off to face the day. Hope you have a great Wednesday!

19 Comments leave one →
  1. April 6, 2011 12:37 pm

    There is nothing wrong with consistency 😉 I’m all for taco salads and pizza at least once a week.

  2. April 6, 2011 12:41 pm

    This looks so good! We have taco’s or taco salads at least once per week 🙂

  3. April 6, 2011 12:43 pm

    Taco nights are my favorite! I love that I can prep and chop ahead of time and then toss it all in the fridge to be pullled out when it’s time to make a little DIY taco station =) sooo easy!

    and what a fun recipe! I loooove cabbage on my salads and fish tacos but need to try it on its own sometime!

  4. April 6, 2011 12:50 pm

    Snow?!? Really?!?!?! Yikes. At least you have deliciously bright and beautiful food to make you remember it is actually spring!

  5. April 6, 2011 12:52 pm

    I have a very similar slaw for a blog post to accompany fish tacos. Mine used raw cabbage and carrots, lime and cayenne. Love your idea to add cumin!

  6. April 6, 2011 12:58 pm

    Love that deep purple color!!!

  7. April 6, 2011 1:46 pm

    I love easy and delicious…this looks perfect! Enjoy the sunshine Anna!

  8. April 6, 2011 1:46 pm

    Mexican is my favourite food (to cook at least)! This slaw looks amazing.

  9. April 6, 2011 1:58 pm

    I love how everything you make it so colorful and bright. Your pictures always wow me!

  10. April 6, 2011 2:43 pm

    Enchilada sauce makes my heart happy 🙂 as does easy stuff for dinner 🙂

  11. April 6, 2011 6:55 pm

    oh i love slaw! this is must try for me!

  12. April 6, 2011 7:19 pm

    This looks wonderful and love the vibrant color!!

  13. April 6, 2011 10:20 pm

    Very pretty. I hope the snow finally goes away for you. Yuck.

  14. April 6, 2011 11:57 pm

    Anything with enchilada sauce has to be delicious!!!

  15. April 7, 2011 12:02 am

    Such a fun slaw! We’re huge fan of taco salads around here too. You can do so much with them and really switch up the ingredients- whats not to love?

  16. April 7, 2011 1:58 am

    This sounds like a wonderful slaw, I’m a huge fan of taco and nacho themed salads and love using nacho hemp sauce as a dressing.

  17. April 7, 2011 10:59 am

    You guys got MORE snow?! Okay, okay, I won’t complain about Columbus weather. Hope that was the last of it, my goodness!

    I love taco salads, too….so good! And your Mexican slaw sounds delicious! You’re so creative! Cumin makes (almost) everything better!

  18. greensandjeans permalink
    April 8, 2011 11:20 pm

    This slaw makes me almost as happy as following Lo Bosworth on twitter.

  19. April 9, 2011 12:11 pm

    Mexican is SO easy and so convenient…not to mention delicious. This slaw looks so bright and colorful!

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