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Spicy Sweet Kickin’ Coleslaw


So how was everyone’s Pi day?  Did you enjoy a slice of lemon meringue, perhaps?  Or French silk?  I may or may not have had a flippin’ awesome slice of salted caramel apple.  But I’m not telling. 😉

It’s been warmer than average up here lately, but apparently that’s all about to change.  There’s rain in the forecast most of the week, and now it looks like I’m going to have to get out my heavier coat again.  Well, if it’s going to be chilly again I’m going to need a little something spicy to warm me up.

I love coleslaw.  Generally I don’t go for the heavy on the mayo variety because that’s what I had a lot growing up, but some summer days I still really get a craving for it.  I also really like the vinegary kind.  But lately I’ve wanted something a little bit different, and this definitely hit the spot.

Spicy coleslaw

I was recently at World Market, aka the best place to buy British candy, when I came across kimchi hot sauce.  Now, I like kimchi, but I had never heard of kimchi hot sauce before.  Has anyone else heard of this before?  Am I just late to the party?  😀  Anyway, I knew immediately that I wanted to use this in a coleslaw.  Add some toasted almonds and sweet raisins and what more could you ask for?  This whole recipe takes about five minutes to put together.  Woohoo!

So…this kimchi hot sauce…let’s just say this is some CRAZY stuff.  I love spicy foods.  I’m a devoted fan of sriracha.  But this might be the most crazy spicy hot sauce that I’ve ever had.  Since I have a pretty strong spicy temperament the first time I tried it I just put some on a spoon and took it like medicine.  YOWZA. Let’s just say a little goes a long way.  If you’re a fan of spicy wings this might be a great hot sauce for that.

If you can’t find this anywhere just use your favorite spicy hot sauce.  It won’t have that kimchi tang, but it will still be awesome.  Once the hot sauce is diluted down in the Greek yogurt it takes on a nice mild heat that builds and builds a little more with each bite.  Perfect as a little something different for Easter, perhaps?

Spicy Coleslaw

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Spicy Sweet Kickin' Coleslaw
  • 1 16 oz bag coleslaw mix
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp kimchi hot sauce
  • 1 tsp sweet chili sauce
  • ¼ tsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  1. In a large bowl mix together the coleslaw, raisins, and almonds.
  2. In a smaller bowl stir together the Greek yogurt, hot sauce, chili sauce, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir the sauce into the coleslaw and mix well.
  4. Allow the coleslaw to sit in the fridge for a few hours for the flavors to meld, the adjust salt and pepper to taste.


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  • annie@ciaochowbambina March 15, 2016, 9:06 am

    I have not had kimchi hot sauce…actually, never even heard of it – but you have me very intrigued! I too grew up on mayo-laden coleslaw, so this would be a lovely departure!

    • Amanda March 15, 2016, 12:30 pm

      Yeah, it’s totally new to me, but it’s officially one me over. Apparently people really devoted to it make it into dips and put it on pizza. 🙂

  • Manali@CookWithManali March 15, 2016, 1:23 pm

    I love coleslaw too! love the spicy kick here!

    • Amanda March 15, 2016, 2:45 pm

      Thanks so much, Manali!

  • Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat March 15, 2016, 9:23 pm

    I love making my own coleslaw! There is just something about store-bought or restaurant coleslaw. I just don’t trust it! Fortunately I now have another fabulous recipe to enjoy =)

    • Amanda March 16, 2016, 5:52 pm

      Thanks, Shelby! I never eat store bought coleslaw either. I always figure it’s about two hundred calories a bite, and if I’m going to waste all my calories it’s going to be on chocolate. 😉

  • Michele @ TwoRaspberries March 16, 2016, 5:03 pm

    I love the addition of raisins and almonds in here! this sounds delicious! 😉

    • Amanda March 16, 2016, 5:52 pm

      Thanks, Michele! I’ve always liked sweet and spicy.

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary March 17, 2016, 9:35 am

    Kimchi hot sauce?! OMG, I need to find that STAT!!! I love coleslaw in pretty much any form, especially if it’s spicy, so this is perfect for me! I could totally eat this as a meal! Cheers, dear!
    P.S. Happy St. Patty’s Day!

    • Amanda March 18, 2016, 12:42 pm

      Thanks! I hope you had a lovely St. Patrick’s day! I know just what you mean about eating this for a meal. That is pretty much what I did. Now that I’ve discovered this hot sauce I think I’ll buy it by the truck load!

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen March 18, 2016, 2:16 am

    I have never tried Kimchi hot sauce, but sounds like I will have to look for it. This coleslaw looks more delicious with the addition of raisins! YUMMY!

    • Amanda March 18, 2016, 12:43 pm

      Thanks, Anu! I had never seen it in the store before, so I’m crossing my fingers that it doesn’t disappear. Otherwise I’ll just have to buy tons of it online. 🙂

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