Mexican Slaw Recipe with Tips and Facts

Mexican Slaw Recipe with Tips and Facts

It is no secret that most of my friends and family LOVE GOOD MEXICAN FOOD!!!! We also love Americana style Mexican and Tex-Mex as well.
I know that many Americans love Taco Night, Nachos and Enchiladas. I also know that many people think Taco Bell is real easy and good. (yuk!)
With some different type of Mexican recipes I hope to inspire and broaden your homemade Mexican cuisine with my “gringo twist”
I do love chunky guacamole, sometimes flour tortillas and yes Lime in my Beer!!!!!!! Which is a big give-a-way I am American.
I really hope that you make this as a side dish to go with those saucy enchiladas or add it to your next salsa chips and dips table.
Mexican slaw is very different then American slaw because it is made with a vinegar brine. I do not like mine heated up at all but I will eat this at room tempter and like most slaws I love it best cold. The longer it sits the better it gets but after day three, I’m over it.
I also eat this like salsa on chips yummmmy!
fullsizerender-1INGREDIENTS
 
4 cups green cabbage, cored and very thinly sliced
1/2 medium purple onion,  very thinly sliced or small chop (like in photo)
2 carrots, peeled and julienned or sliced medium
1 small jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, unless you like the heat, minced
3-4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Black pepper to taste or white if you want a different kick. (optional)
1 bunch of cilantro (optional)
DIRECTIONS
 
In a large bowl, toss together cabbage, onion, carrot and jalapeno.  In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, salt and sugar and cook over medium heat, stirring, until salt and sugar are just dissolved.  Pour brine over vegetables and toss to combine.  Cover and refrigerate for one hour before serving.
Top with cilantro if your family likes that.
Tips:
If I have on hand purple cabbage I add some of that as well, not only for color but for more vitamins and minerals!!
Just like purple onions aka red onion so is cabbage known for red or purple but it’s the same thing.
Benefits of cabbage:
Green or purple you can’t go wrong cabbage is a superfood in my book! I will be writing a whole post about that later but for now; there are differences and here are just a few major ones.
Purple cabbage has 10 times MORE vitamin A then green, it’s all in the color.
Purple also has more vitamin C and twice the iron.
Green cabbage actually has more vitamin K and K is very important for remineralizing your bones!
Now ya know oxox
Ms Foodie

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