I just can’t hide my love for Mexican and Southwest-inspired food. And I’ve got an entire collection on this blog to prove it. For some reason when I brainstorm recipes, my mind is automatically programmed to dream up dishes with cilantro and chili powder, and before I know it, my OneNote page is filled with nachos, taco, salsa, and guac recipes.
Why the Mexican food obsession? I can’t pinpoint the exact reason, but I’m thinking it has something to do with the whole bold and spicy flavor profile being adaptable to nearly any type of dish or meal. This Corn and Jalapeno Slaw is a great example! Instead of a standard, dressing drenched cole slaw, I’ve made a light, crisp, and citrusy version with sweet corn, chopped jalapeno, and you guessed it, cilantro!
Since I’m labeling this dish a slaw, perhaps it’s more suited for summer. But there’s no denying how easy it is to make and how quickly it comes together. And no matter the ingredients, quick and easy recipes are welcome year around. Am I right? Just a few minutes is all you need to make this vibrant and healthy slaw. It’s finished with a sprinkle of feta for a tangy punch and a refreshing squeeze of fresh lime and orange juices. That’s it for the dressing. Simple, healthy, flavorful, and filling. That’s what this slaw is all about.
This slaw is a great side dish or salad. Or it’s an excellent main dish, especially when you add in your favorite protein. Later this week I’m going to show you another use for this slaw in yet another Southwest-inspired recipe. Sorry not sorry!
If you’re on a perpetual Southwest recipe kick like me, click on the Mexican/Southwest recipe category on the sidebar to check out all my creations. You can also head on over to Pinterest and scroll through my newly created Southwest Flavor board where I’ve rounded up some of the most mouth-watering recipes from the web!
- 6 cups shredded red cabbage
- 1 ½ cups corn
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 3 jalapeno peppers, deseeded with ribs removed and chopped
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
- Juice of 1 lime
- Juice of 1 orange
- Combine the cabbage, corn, green onions, jalapeño peppers, cilantro, and feta in a large bowl. Squeeze the lime and orange juices over the mixture and toss until combined.
Nutrition Information (per serving) from Caloriecount.about.com
Calories: 63 Fat: 1.9g Carb: 10.7g Fiber: 2.5g Protein: 2.6g Sugar 4.4g Sodium: 203mg
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