Spicy-Sweet Cole Slaw

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  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 15 mins
  • Makes: 4-6 servings

This is a great cole slaw to have on hand for late bbq season, tailgating, and outdoor fall festivals. It is bright, tangy and just a tad sweet; the perfect complement to chicken or burgers that have a bit of char from the grill. How spicy it is depends on how much of the Merquen you use. (Thanks for our friends at Runamok Maple for letting us share this recipe.)


  • For the Slaw:

    1/2 red cabbage, grated

    1 large carrot, peeled and grated

    Kernels from 1 ear of fresh corn or 1 apple, peeled and grated

    1/2 cup chopped cilantro or parsley

    For the Sweet and Spicy Vinaigrette:

    1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

    1 Tbsp roasted pumpkin seed oil (if unavailable, use an extra Tbsp of olive oil)

    1 Tbsp olive oil

    1 tsp Runamok Maple Merquén Syrup (or more to taste)

    1/2 tsp salt

    Fresh ground pepper


    1. Combine all of the vegetables in a mixing bowl. 
    2. In a separate bowl, blend the vinaigrette with a fork then pour over the slaw. 
    3. Toss gently and serve.

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