Old El Paso Cinco de Mayo Broccoli Slaw!

How We Celebrated Cinco de Mayo with Old El Paso Broccoli Slaw! (Featured Image)

Cinco de Mayo’s such a strange celebration—it’s often confused with Mexico’s Independence Day (actually celebrated on September 16th); it’s not widely celebrated in Mexico at all (except for Puebla City, population 2.5 million); in fact—I’m not entirely sure most people know what it’s for (celebrating the Mexican Army’s victory over the ever-powerful French in 1862’s Battle of Puebla. The more you know, right?)

But though Cinco de Mayo isn’t exactly what we think it is, we shouldn’t let that put a damper on things—there’re plenty of ways to still celebrate it, including some delicious options from Old El Paso!

How We Celebrated Cinco de Mayo with Old El Paso Broccoli Slaw!—Broccoli Slaw Ingredients

The theme for the sixth and final Let’s Taco ‘Bout It post from this year spent with Old El Paso is celebrating Cinco de Mayo—because tacos make the fiesta better! Here in Toronto, we take this sentiment to heart as we start consistently seeing temperatures that support this city’s visceral craving for patio season. With our days of warm weather as limited as they are, we take this season seriously and have culture and cuisine that go right along with it.

This in mind, to rise to the challenge at Casa de Palmer we put a little Quick Broccoli Slaw together to ring in the season!

Old El Paso Broccoli Slaw

Total Time: Prep: 10 min. + chilling

Makes: 6 servings


  • 4 cups broccoli coleslaw mix
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso Restaurante Salsa Picante
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar


In a bowl, combine the coleslaw mix, corn and salsa. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in vinegar. Pour over coleslaw mixture; toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 6 servings.

How We Celebrated Cinco de Mayo with Old El Paso Broccoli Slaw!—Old El Paso Broccoli Slaw

With some zesty Old El Paso Restaurante Salsa Picante added to the mix, it’s the perfect complement to any summer supper! In fact, you could try your hand at any of the previous meals we’ve  put together!

Closing—Old El Paso Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

If writing this series has taught me anything, it’s this—one can make anything from ingredients if they feel adventurous enough. A taco doesn’t have to stay a taco. A tortilla can become anything. And a burrito bowl is only as good as what you put into it—you just have to be willing to bend the rules and create something truly delicious!

Thanks for reading about my culinary adventure brought to you by Old El Paso—I hope it’s inspired you to take some cooking adventures of your own; life’s too short to eat bland food!

Enjoy your “comida” and until the next,

–case p.

Disclaimer: I wrote this as part of a year-long campaign with Old El Paso, weaving their line of Mexican cuisine-inspired products into my life’s stories and putting them on the blog for everyone to see. They compensate me with food and funds.

By Casey E. Palmer

Husband. Father. Storyteller. Calling the Great White North his home, Casey Palmer the Canadian Dad spend his free time in pursuit of the greatest content possible. Thousand-word blog posts? Snapshots from life? Sketches and podcasts and more—he's more than just a dad blogger; he's working to change what's expected of the parenting creators of the world. It's about so much more than just our kids. When Casey's not creating, he's busy parenting, adventuring, trying to be a good husband and making the most of his life! Casey lives in Toronto, Ontario.


  1. My favorite is Chicken Burrito Grande with lettuce salad and refried beans. Also must have sour cream and salsa on my buritto!! yummo!

  2. I love Tacos, Burritos, and Enchiladas, they all get me going!

  3. We have Tacos a least 3 times a month and it is always a huge hit!!

  4. Tacos are a big favourite for me, I also really love my Spanish Rice dish!

  5. I enjoy tacos and chilli the most. My husband likes burritos.

  6. My favourite is taco lasagna, tacos and mexican rice, those are just a few

  7. Chicken fajitas have been my favourite ever since my Girl Guide group introduced me to them when I was a teenager.