Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw

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Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw has turned out to be the biggest surprise flavor combination I’ve tried this year.

A few weeks ago, my brother Karl texted me that he’d just tasted the best coleslaw of his life. Followed by a request to recreate that recipe and get it to him asap.

I tested out the FRIDGEFRESH® unit while working on this recipe and I am thrilled to tell you that it outperformed even my hopes! This little device is a making a big difference in how we cook and eat fresh fruits and vegetables and I am almost bouncing with excitement to share it with you today.

Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw is sweet and spicy and perfect for summer barbecues!

When Karl told me there were both corn and jalapeno in the coleslaw he had tried, I agreed that I needed to taste this stat. And I’ll go ahead and tell all of you now that you need to taste this sooner than later.

The spicy jalapeno adds an amazing depth of flavor to the coleslaw and I truly love it.

As much as I wanted to make it immediately, life got in the way. I bought all the ingredients and then they sat in my refrigerator for almost two weeks! Which leads me to tell you about the awesomeness of this Fridge Fresh device.

Read all about FRIDGEFRESH and how it has worked for me over the past couple of months.

Keeping Produce Fresh

You all know that I’m passionate about using as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. I’ve been storing fruits and vegetables in produce boxes and prepping fruits and vegetables as soon as I get home from the store for years now.

I still keep a vegetable box ready for snacking in the fridge. (Half the time those prepped vegetables are the vegetables on our plate at dinnertime.

Even though I prep vegetables ahead and try to plan meals around what we have on hand, things still get thrown away. I hate wasting food and just thinking about the wasted money makes me sick when I’m throwing out wilted and spoiled produce that we forgot about or simply didn’t get around to eating before it went bad.

So, when I heard that this small device could help produce last longer AND reduce fridge odor at the same time? I was all over it.

I could hardly wait to try it, but admittedly, I was a skeptic. It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?

FRIDGEFRESH keeps produce fresh for longer AND reduces fridge odors. I love mine!

Does FRIDGEFRESH Really Work?

I am absolutely positively thrilled to tell you that IT WORKS! The berries in the photo above are over a week old – and FYI, the only reason we had berries in the house for that long is that I bought a TON of berries on sale a while back.

The ingredients for this coleslaw? Almost two weeks in the fridge. Green onions that last two weeks in just their bag from the store? I’m sold right there.

I was planning to use everything right away, so I didn’t even prep things to keep them in the fridge for longer. Everything was just in the bags from the store and in the crisper drawers.

I’ve had the FRIDGEFRESH unit in my refrigerator for nearly two months now and I’ve already seen produce last longer than ever before. Bag of spinach from the grocery store? THREE WEEKS. That has never happened before.

Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw and FRIDGEFRESH - I'm in love with this handy little device!

I was able to make this Strawberry Spinach Salad the day after my cruise, with spinach I bought before my cruise last month. My meal planning game has not been strong lately, friends. Moving across the country has a way of throwing routines by the wayside. But I’m working on it once more.

Are you wondering how it works? This small device sits on the top shelf of the refrigerator and pumps an extra molecule of oxygen into the refrigerator. It’s non-toxic and while it is prolonging the life of fruits and vegetables it’s also reducing any fridge odor.

I am so impressed with FRIDGEFRESH, I’m telling everyone about it these days. For the low cost? (around $30!) How can you go wrong? This is a must-have for every household as far as I’m concerned.

With a 100% money back guarantee if you don’t think this is every bit as amazing as I do, there’s nothing to lose by trying it today.

Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw is spicy and sweet with a perfectly creamy dressing! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Corn Coleslaw

There’s nothing quite like adding fresh sweet corn to spicy recipes. Elote Dip (Hot Mexican Corn Dip) is a hot appetizer that I will happily eat with a spoon if we don’t happen to have tortilla chips in the house.

Slow-Cooker Corn and Black Bean Dip is a party hit and luckily the recipe makes enough to serve a crowd.

This Fire Roasted Tomatillo and Corn Salsa by The View from Great Island is on my list to try soon, along with this Spicy Corn Relish by Saving Room for Dessert.

Corn, Black Bean, and Mango Salsa is delicious on salmon, with chips for dipping, or tossed into a salad.

OH!!! And before I forget, check out this tip for slicing corn off the cob! Just placing your corn cob flat on the cutting board (vs standing it up in a bowl, like I used to do) has been a game changer. It goes so much faster and it doesn’t make a mess at all. Plus, there are no extra bowls to clean. 

How To Slice Corn Off The Cob - without making a mess!

Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw

There are a few different options for this coleslaw recipe. We love it exactly as written below, however, the portions are all adjustable.

Want to make yours a little less spicy? Start with 1 tablespoon of minced jalapeno and add more to taste. Like yours a little sweeter? Try adding an additional tablespoon of sugar.

Want to kick up the heat a bit more? Just add to the jalapeno amounts listed in the recipe. Want it a little less sweet? Reduce the amount of sugar.

Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw is spicy and sweet with a perfectly creamy dressing! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Coleslaw Recipes

Looking for a classic coleslaw recipe? or something a little different? Sweet and Spicy Apple Coleslaw has an unexpected ingredient for the perfect crunch.

Sriracha Coleslaw and this Spicy Cabbage are favorites with my husband and heat-loving oldest son. My younger boys often ask for seconds when we make this Cranberry Apple Coleslaw.

Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw is the sweet and spicy side dish for every barbecue! - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

How To Make Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw

  1. Combine the cabbage, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and onions in a large mixing bowl.

  2. In a smaller bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, mustard, lime juice, celery seeds, and kosher salt.

  3. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss well to coat. Serve immediately.

How To Store Coleslaw

Coleslaw can be made in advance. However, it will release more liquid the longer it is stored in the refrigerator. You’ll want to drain off some of the excess liquid prior to tossing again and serving

Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

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Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw

5 from 10 votes
Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw is a creamy, spicy, and crunchy salad you'll find yourself making all year long.
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 8 cups shredded Napa or green cabbage
  • 3 ears fresh corn (about 2 cups worth)
  • 1/2 large jalapeno, minced (about 1/4 cups worth)
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped small (about 1/2 cups worth)
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin (about 1/4 cups worth)

Dressing Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Combine the cabbage, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and onions in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, mustard, lime juice, celery seeds, and kosher salt. 
  • Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss well to coat. Serve immediately.

Notes

The coleslaw can be made in advance. However, it will release more liquid the longer it is stored in the refrigerator. You'll want to drain off some of the excess liquid prior to tossing again and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal · Carbohydrates: 21g · Protein: 3g · Fat: 21g · Saturated Fat: 3g · Cholesterol: 11mg · Sodium: 453mg · Potassium: 298mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 12g · Vitamin A: 260IU · Vitamin C: 40.8mg · Calcium: 51mg · Iron: 1mg
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Jalapeno Corn Coleslaw is the sweet and spicy side dish for every barbecue! - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Tata says

    Really good. We put it on fish tacos. Next time I will reduce the sugar and increase the jalapeño + cilantro. I might also increase the green onion… we’ll see 🙂5 stars

  2. Beth says

    Yummy! I made a few modifications: added some chopped bell pepper because we had a ton in our garden, and reduced the sugar by half. Also, a trick I learned a few years ago: grate the fresh jalapeño with a microplane and stir it into the dressing. That helps distribute the heat and flavor more evenly. We will make again for sure!5 stars

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