Jalapeno-Ranch Coleslaw

jalapeno-ranch cole slaw

We southerners like our cabbage, and we use it in lots of southern food, especially coleslaw. Looking for coleslaw recipes that are something a little out of the ordinary? If so, you’ll enjoy this coleslaw recipe that I just created today. It has a marvelous taste and texture, and it goes great will just about everything. Top hotdogs with the slaw, or serve it with chicken, burgers, ham, or even steaks. We had our jalapeno-ranch coleslaw tonight with a delicious southern food – pulled pork barbecue. Here’s the recipe:

Jalapeno-ranch coleslaw recipe


  • 16-ounce bag slaw mix with purple cabbage and carrots
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup diced jalapeno peppers, pickled
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons real bacon bits
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • More bacon bits for garnish, if desired

Instructions: Empty slaw mix into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, buttermilk, dry ranch dressing mix, and mixed garlic. Stir until smooth. Pour over slaw mix. Add diced jalapenos, red onion, celery, red bell pepper, bacon bits, and diced tomato. Toss. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours. When ready to serve, sprinkle extra bacon bits on top, if desired.