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green slaw with sweet corn in a blue bowl

Mexican Coleslaw with Charred Sweet Corn

  • Author: Lauren Grant-Vose
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This 6-ingredient Mexican Coleslaw is refreshing, flavorful and perfect for summer! Fresh sweet corn makes this slaw stand out from all the others while cilantro, jalapeño and lime take the flavor up a notch.


  • 3 ears sweet corn 
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil  
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1 medium head green cabbage, shredded (about 10 cups
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ¾ cup chopped cilantro 
  • 1 jalapeno, minced 


Preheat grill, grill pan, or cast-iron skillet to medium-high heat.

Grill corn, covered, until charred, about 10 minutes.

Transfer corn to a cutting board and let cool slightly. 

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, oil, vinegar, honey, coriander, salt and a few turns of black pepper for the vinaigrette.

Cut corn kernels from cob and add to bowl with vinaigrette. Add shredded cabbage, onion, cilantro and jalapeno and toss until thoroughly combined; season with additional salt and pepper to taste.


MAKE IT VEGAN: Use maple syrup instead of honey

STORAGE: Keep slaw in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


  • Serving Size: ½ cups
  • Calories: 89
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 13mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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