5 from 13 votes
Sweet Jalapeno Coleslaw & a Pulled Pork Sandwich
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This Jalapeño Coleslaw is creamy, easy and packed with flavor!  Sweet and subtly spicy, this coleslaw is far from bland or boring and is the perfect summer side!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coleslaw, Easy, jalapeno, quick, spicy, Summer, sweet
Servings: 6
Calories: 133 kcal
Jalapeno Coleslaw:
  • 1/2 small Head Green Cabbage - thinly sliced (about 8 ounces)*
  • 1/2 Head Purple Cabbage - thinly sliced (about 8 ounces)*
  • 1 small Red Onion – thinly sliced, rinsed in cold water, and drained well
  • 2 small Carrots – peeled and shredded
  • 2 Jalapenos – seeded and minced
  • 2 Green Onions – thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise or more to taste*
  • 2 TBS Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 1 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 tsp Granulated White Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/8 tsp EACH: Cayenne & Black Pepper
Pulled Pork Sandwich:
  1. Jalapeno Coleslaw: Combine Cabbage, Carrots, Jalapeno, Red and Green Onion in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate, small mixing bowl combine remaining (dressing) ingredients. Whisk well to combine.

  3. Pour 1/4 cup of the Dressing over Cabbage mixture. Toss to combine. Add more dressing until desired level of creaminess is achieved. OPTIONAL, but recommended:  Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to incorporate.

  4. Pulled Pork Sandwich: (I don't really think you guys need a written recipe for this, but I will include instructions for those of you who simply feel more comfortable with instructions.)
  5. Layer in this order: Slice of Texas Toast, (4 ounces) Pulled Pork, Smear of BBQ Sauce, Coleslaw & Top with Slice of Texas Toast. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  1. While the recipe calls for heads of green and purple cabbage, plus carrots, you can absolutely substitute a (16 ounce) bag of pre-prepared coleslaw mix from the grocery store!  While fresh produce you shred and prepare yourself will always taste the best, using a packaged bag of coleslaw mix is a great way to save time!
  2. If you like your coleslaw on the creamier, less tangy side, increase the mayonnaise to 3/4 of a cup and decrease the mustard to only 1 tablespoon.
  3. When adding the coleslaw dressing to the vegetables, start with 1/4 cup of dressing, toss and then continue to add the dressing a little bit at a time until desired level of creaminess is achieved.  Chances are, you will not need all of the dressing, so it is best to err on the side of caution.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Jalapeno Coleslaw & a Pulled Pork Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 576mg25%
Potassium 239mg7%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2950IU59%
Vitamin C 34.2mg41%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.