Jamaican Cabbage Slaw
Jamaican Cabbage Slaw
This tangy Caribbean coleslaw is a common side to almost any dish in Jamaica. It's simple, versatile, and delicious--what could be better than that?!
Jamaican Cabbage Slaw
Jamaican Cabbage Slaw
This tangy Caribbean coleslaw is a common side to almost any dish in Jamaica. It's simple, versatile, and delicious--what could be better than that?!
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Passive Time
15minutes
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Passive Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Slaw
Instructions
  1. Slice the cabbage into thin strips, grate the carrot on a cheese grater, slice the green onions, and thinly slice or dice the jalapeño. Toss together in a large bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine the dressing ingredients. Whisk together until relatively uniform, them pour over the vegetables. Toss to coat.
  3. Let stand at least 15 minutes before serving, but honestly, the longer it sits the better it gets. It can keep covered and in the fridge for up to a week.
Recipe Notes

This is a great base recipe with lots of variations. If you want to mellow it out, add a little mayonnaise or sour cream to the dressing. If you want more flavor and texture variety, add some sliced mango, jicama, parsley, or nuts. Bring it to any BBQ! It goes great as a side with  jerk chicken, anything grilled, and fried chicken.