Jalapeño Ranch Coleslaw is the Texas Cousin of Regular Coleslaw

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Grilling season is practically upon us, and if you’ve been looking for something different to add to your backyard barbecues, look no further than Jalapeño Ranch Coleslaw. Generally, we look to coleslaw to be the cool and refreshing bite, juxtaposed against the warm and delicious Texas meat specialties everyone’s come to know and love. But with this version, you’re getting a spicy, ranch flavor that’s a surprise for your taste buds!

Crafted by the folks at Country Living, Jalapeño Ranch Coleslaw might end up being the summer salad you take to parties, potlucks, and family gatherings. The one you only just found out about, but you can act like you’ve been a master at it making for years! Your secret is safe with us. And the jalapeño isn’t so overwhelming that you won’t be able to taste the cool, creamy ranch surrounding the fresh cabbage, onion, chives, and cilantro! The preparation time is only 20 minutes. So you can make this ahead, pop it in the fridge to cool, and not worry that you’ll be pressed for time when you’re heading out to share a meal with your friends, coworkers, or family. Not only that, but rumor has it, any leftovers go great over brisket or pulled pork tacos!


Jalapeño Ranch Coleslaw is the Texas Cousin of Regular Coleslaw

Key ingredients for this recipe include:

Sour cream



Red onion


Country Living provides all the ingredients, amounts, and preparation steps at the link available here. Shredding the cabbage may actually be the hardest part, but for those who like hacks, you can always pick up the bagged coleslaw at the grocery store and call it a day—again, we won’t tell. The mixture of the fresh herbs and spices in this salad give it a memorable flavor you won’t necessarily associate with this dish, possibly making Jalapeño Ranch Coleslaw the new way you’ll absolutely love to consume cabbage—something some of us are on the fence about. But for those who are looking for other ways to make this vegetable a summer barbecue staple, you can always try Beer Can Cabbage (if you absolutely have to grill something, this would be a great way to get your greens!).