Ask For It: El Abuelito’s Cabbage Slaw


Every Mexican restaurant has its own take on salsa, but the cabbage slaw at Abuelito’s is unique. Play with the ratios in this recipe to suit your individual preferences. Like a lot of spice? Add more jalapenos. Want a wetter slaw? Increase the olive oil. abuelito slaw

El Abuelito’s Cabbage Slaw


  • Green cabbage, shredded
  • Tomato, diced
  • Yellow onions, diced
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Garlic salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh jalapenos, diced
  • Olive oil


  • This is one of those recipes that's all done to taste. The amount of cabbage is determined by the number of people who will be eating. Then the rest is personal preference.

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Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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