I stumbled onto this recipe a while back on Jenn‘s site and I knew immediately that my husband would love this kicked up version of coleslaw. He and my oldest son are crazy about Sriracha sauce.
I served this with some simple grilled chicken and potato fries for an easy Saturday night dinner. I really wanted to make this good and spicy for them and as a result, I added way more Sriracha than I can tolerate. I didn’t even attempt serving this to my two youngest boys.
The flavors in this salad work great together, but I’m cautioning you to add the Sriracha slowly and taste as you go.
I’ve never been a huge fan of coleslaw, but I really liked the depth that the Sriracha added to this dish. (Before I went crazy and doubled the amounts, that is. Oh well, the spice lovers in the house definitely weren’t complaining!)
- 1 14 ounce bag of coleslaw mix
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1-2 teaspoons Sriracha start with about a ½ teaspoon and increase from there, be warned that the full 2 teaspoons was a LOT of heat
- 1/8-1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
- kosher salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- In the bottom of a large mixing bowl, combine everything except the coleslaw mix. Whisk to combine and taste to check the level of heat. Add the coleslaw mix and toss well to coat thoroughly. Let salad rest in the refrigerator at least an hour before serving. Enjoy!
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Becki's Whole Life says
My husband is a sriracha addict, too. He doesn't like coleslaw though, but I wonder if he would eat this – love the heat! (and I looove coleslaw)
Yeah, I have that one saved to try too! And sriracha is definitely best added in small increments, lol. At least your sinuses would be cleared out, ha ha.
Sue/the view from great island says
I would love this on top of a grilled burger, or a hot dog…I'm really starting to think spring!
Hadn't thought of adding Sriracha, but am liking the idea.
I've never tried Sriracha, but I do love coleslaw. It's great when you find something everyone likes, isn't it?
Words Of Deliciousness says
I love coleslaw, this sounds wonderful.
Jeff Rasmussen says
Looks delicious to me! The coolness of the coleslaw with the heat of the Sriracha…beautiful! Now you have me aching for summer!
I love Jenn's recipes and Sriracha…Must try this slaw.
The Harried Cook says
Can you believe I discovered Sriracha sauce only a few months ago? Now I drizzle it over almost anything I eat 🙂 I love this recipe, Mary! Thank you! The next time I make coleslaw, you can bet I will be using this recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I can't believe I missed this post!! Thanks for the shout out! This is our favorite way to eat coleslaw anymore. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it!
We loved the Memphis coleslaw at first try but when we found the sriracha coleslaw- WOW- we have not gone back to Memphis!!! Everyone loves this recipe and I like how we can amp the heat for those who want more heat! We will never buy coleslaw again !!!
Mary Younkin says
Homemade coleslaw really is so easy!