Creamy Green Slaw

Mexican crema

Creamy Green Slaw

Creamy Green Slaw

Ensaladita de Col

Recipe Yield

3 cups approximately

Cooking time

5 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.43 from 7 votes


  • 1/4 cup Mexican style cream or crema
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 3 thinly sliced scallions

To Prepare

  • Combine the cream, mayonnaise, orange juice, vinegar, black pepper and salt in a large bowl and mix well. Add the cabbage and scallions and toss with the dressing. Taste and adjust salt.


20comments inCreamy Green Slaw

  1. Anonymous

    Jan 09

    Loved this slaw made it with the Cali-Baja fish tacos it was great! Will make it again as a side dish. So good

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 04

      Glad you liked it, thanks!

  2. Anonymous

    Oct 02

    Can I use sourcream if I dont have Mexican crema?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 05

      Absolutely yes! 🙂

  3. CNBrown

    Sep 02

    Thanks much PJ!! Your show is amazing!! This is the beat recipe I’ve found this far!! Keep up the great work!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 19

      So glad you like it 🙂

  4. Joyce Robalino

    Jul 30

    Hi Patti,
    Love your show.

    I made up my own recipe for a Mexican style slaw and everyone askes for it.

    Pretty much what yours is but I use lime juice instead of orange, skip the vinegar, add some finely chopped fresh jalapeño, cilantro, about 2T of sugar, some ground coriander & cumin about 1/4-1/2 tsp each (taste first & increase if you want). Otherwise same ingredients.

    Great on especially fish tacos but also goes well with a nice marinated grilled flank steak, trip tip, chicken, etc. (I tend to marinate a bit spicy.)

    Enjoy your trip to Peru. My husband was from Quito Ecuador another great place to visit.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 11

      Thanks so much for sharing your recipe Joyce, sounds yummy!

  5. Joseph

    Oct 20

    Hey There. You. !! went for crewman, there were two one said table the other said Creama sour cream which one do I use ???

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 21

      I use Mexican Crema, Joseph.

  6. Richard M.

    Jul 29

    Hello Pati,
    Your recipes look great. If you would, please explain what creama and Mexican cream is. I am not sure that I have seen it shopping.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 29

      Great question, Richard! Here’s lots of information about Mexican crema:

  7. Catalina Vicente

    Jun 09

    Can I use sour cream ?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 10

      Go for it, Catalina. It will have a slightly different flavor, but still good.

  8. Mary F.

    Feb 23

    Thank you Pati. I have lived in San Antonio for 5 years and Las Cruces NM for 7 years. I love Mexican foods and your recipes are so delicious. I love the history and culture that you add to your programs. Thank you again Mary F

    1. Pati

      Feb 25

      Oh thank you so much, Mary!

  9. Adriana

    Feb 04

    Pati I love your TV program, your recipes are great and easy to follow. Thanks

    1. Pati

      Feb 05

      Thank you so much, Adriana!

  10. Tom Bartolomei

    Sep 28

    Que rico! Muchas gracias Pati!

    1. Pati

      Oct 01

      Gracias, Tom!

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