In the spirit of trying new things, we took a swing at trying our very own spin on coleslaw with a Cajun heat twist. This year we attended a fall barbecue with a unique challenge of bringing a new twist on traditional coleslaw.
If your family is anything like ours, you love barbecue and coleslaw. Coleslaw is surprisingly easy and can be made with endless possibilities for seemingly endless leftovers. Now, I know there is much debate over mayo-based versus vinegar-based slaw, which is why our recipe will include both.
- 1 cup mayo
- 1 tablespoon sugar OR artificial sweetener
- ½ tablespoon salt
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- ¼ tablespoon pepper
- ¼ tablespoon Cajun seasoning (We decided to go with Old Bay.)
How To Make Homemade Cajun Coleslaw
- Finely chop your head of cabbage. If you prefer to include extra ingredients such as carrots or red cabbage, feel free.
- Start your base by mixing all of your ingredients together. Be sure to mix this well.
- Add cabbage to a large bowl.
- Add your mixed base. Be sure to mix well to avoid your slaw becoming dry.
- If needed, add more mayo and vinegar (mixed) to your slaw.
- Chill for a few hours. This will allow your slaw time to soak in the delicious base that you’ve made.
- Serve and enjoy!
The fun factor of slaw is the ability to play and try new things for a recipe that is sure to wow your taste-testers. This Cajun coleslaw was an absolute hit at the barbecue and can’t wait to make it again. We’ve also included fun pairing options for this recipe to try as well:
Pairing Options for Cajun Slaw
- Pork burgers
- Fried chicken
- Shrimp tacos
- Fish and chips
We hope you had fun trying this recipe and would love to hear how yours turned out. For more fun recipes, like our recent slowcooker chili, be sure to keep checking us out. Also, if you have a recipe that you would like to share with other viewers, be sure to reach out and let us know!