Whenever we have a family gathering at our house, we like to make it into a theme, such as Southwestern, so I knew I had to get Michelle’s, our daughter, Southwestern Ranch Coleslaw recipe. I knew that the flavor of the ranch dressing kicked up with adobo sauce, lime juice, cilantro, purple onion, and corn would compliment the menu for our Southwestern dining al fresco. This recipe has been updated from the original August 2014 version in order to provide a better experience for our readers. Last update May 2019.
For this recipe you will need: shredded cabbage, fresh or frozen corn, purple onion, prepared Ranch Dressing (the real deal), fresh lim juice, adobo sauce.
Purple Basil and Purple Coleslaw
We were so busy preparing for our family gathering I totally forgot to make a table centerpiece. I looked around the yard and what I saw was an abundance of purple basil.
I love purple basil because it has a twofold purpose. You can eat it and you can use it in flower arrangements.
So instead of a flower arrangement, I decided to make an herb bouquet. I was so proud of how it turned out I even made a Waterlogue print out of the photo.
I thought it made a great card. What do you think? Come to think of it, the purple basil complimented the purple in the Southwestern Ranch Coleslaw.
Basil Bouquet Collage
Planning what goes along with the spicy slaw
We decided on additional veggies so we made some grilled vegetables. Don’t they look yummy??Easy Grilled Vegetables are perfect as a go-along with spicy coleslaw.
And to toast our Italian heritage we have an antipasto tray of Genoa Salami and assorted cheese.
I really wanted to get a photo of the antipasto tray but we have a family of male carnivores. Before I could grab the camera and snap a shot, the tray was empty.
I’ve had this problem many times before – I just have to be quicker.
Fried Green Tomatoes Salted and Ready to Eat
The green tomatoes are ready for frying and as fast as Honey fries, those crispy tangy morsels disappear.
The delicious potato sourdough buns are warming in the oven. They turned out perfect.
Potato Sourdough Buns
These buns stand up well to the juice from the moist pulled pork that we top with the Southwestern ranch coleslaw.
The desserts to go with the spicy Ranch coleslaw
We thought that something cold and creamy would be ideal for this spicy gathering. The pies are in the freezer.
Be prepared! Our kids learned that lesson well from their parents. Whenever they come to a gathering at our house, they bring their own containers for the leftovers. Isn’t that thoughtful?
They certainly didn’t want to miss out on all the goodies for lack of preparation. ????
Southwestern Ranch Spicy Coleslaw
This Spicy Southwestern Ranch Coleslaw recipe is easy and quick to put together. The ingredients are easy to find, and you can easily use packaged coleslaw.
The store was out of the packaged purple slaw so we bought half a head of purple cabbage and grated it. It’s important to use the original Ranch Dressing to keep the flavor genuine, it does make a difference in the taste.
Every time that Michelle takes her coleslaw anywhere, she comes back with an empty container that’s sparkling clean.
Tutti a tavola è pronto
Un caro saluto e alla prossima.
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A beautiful glass bowl with a lid is just what you need for taking salads and sides to a picnic, family gathering, or potluck. I have one like this and we plan on getting another.
Spicy Southwestern Ranch Coleslaw With Adobo Sauce and Lime
If you want to be a real hit at the next potluck. picnic, or family gathering, bring this delicious spicy coleslaw. In fact, you had better make plenty because they will go back for seconds. Yes! It tastes that good. Don’t skimp with the dressing, though. Make sure it is the original Ranch.
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Southwestern Ranch Coleslaw
- 1 bag shredded cabbage regular size.
- 1 bag shredded purple cabbage regular size If you can't find it already prepared you can shred 1/2 of a small head of purple cabbage.
- 10 oz. frozen corn about 1 1/2 cup more or less
- 1/2 purple onion diced -- more if you like
- 1 cup or more of cilantro -- this depends on how much you like cilantro
- 1 cup Ranch Dressing - the real thing
- 1 lime juiced must be fresh
- 1 Tablespoon adobo sauce -- more if you like it spicy
- Combine all the veggies in a large bowl.
- Mix the Ranch Dressing, lime juice and adobo sauce and pour over the veggies and stir. Make sure the sauce covers all of the coleslaw.
- Can be served immediately or let the flavors meld for a few hours.
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