This is a delicious, super easy, spicy vinegar coleslaw recipe sure to please. Want it even hotter? Substitute serrano or habanero pepper for the jalapenos.

TIP: You can cheat and buy the already shredded bags of cabbage (red and green mix with carrots), and then just add the rest of the veggies. It’s just as good, I do it all the time.

Spicy Vinegar Coleslaw

A super tasty, easy to prepare, spicy vinegar coleslaw. Sure to be a hit!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 1 head cabbage, finely shredded Or get the ready to go bagged stuff, just as good!
  • 2 Carrots, grated
  • 1 Bell Pepper, finely chopped I go with red, orange or yellow for color
  • 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 jalapeño Peppers or make it serranos or habaneros, depending on how much heat you’d like


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable or grape seed oil
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar


  1. Combine coleslaw vegetable ingredients; chopped cabbage, chopped bell pepper, chopped onions, grated carrots and jalapeños in a large serving bowl.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine dressing ingredients; bring to a boil. Simmer, stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Once sugar is dissolved, pour over vegetables and toss well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Then serve!

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