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Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw

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Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw is light, easy to make and perfect as a summer side dish, on tacos or with avocado or grilled chicken added in. This salad is healthy, sweet with a hint of spice. 

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EASY MANGO CABBAGE COLESLAW

Don’t you just love a good coleslaw recipe? Summer is all about easy, fresh and healthy salads that use fresh ingredients. Am I right?

I don’t know about you but what I love most about coleslaw recipes like this Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw is how versatile they are. You can eat this for lunch with some avocado or grilled chicken or use it as a side dish to your summer meal or a topping for your tacos.

I also love how bright and colorful this salad is.

Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw Side View

To make this Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw  extra easy I will buy a bag of pre-shredded cabbage from the store. Trader Joes sells a red cabbage blend that I love that has shredded carrots, red and green cabbage in it. If you buy a bag of this pre-shredded cabbage it makes throwing this salad together super easy. Of course you can shred your own when you are ready to make this and just add in thinly sliced mango, jalapeño and cilantro along with a light lime based dressing.

This salad makes such a beautiful addition to any backyard picnic and it is always a huge hit. You can leave the jalapeños out if your crowd isn’t into spice, but I personally love the extra touch of spice. Another option with this salad is adding another spice like allspice, cumin or chili powder.

Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw Side View

Speaking of backyard picnics, I feel like I have to get busy and enjoy those summer nights. My kids start school in one month. Can you believe that? Our time together just flies by! We have had fun swimming, doing art projects, making popsicles and of course running through the sprinkler.

Oh, and these S’more Root Beer Floats that I shared the other day. Did you catch those? They are the perfect way to involve your kids in a fun treat making family activity.

Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw White Bowl

Now back to this Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw. A few things about this salad that are worth pointing out: this salad is vegan and gluten-free. You are using fresh produce and a homemade dressing so you know exactly what is going in your salad. I suggest making a big batch and saving half for lunches to pair with diced avocado. That’s my favorite way to enjoy it!

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Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw

Yield: 4-6

Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw is light, easy to make and perfect as a summer side dish, on tacos or with avocado or grilled chicken added in. This salad is healthy, sweet with a hint of spice. 

Ingredients

For the coleslaw:

  • 4 cups of shredded cabbage {or a 12 to 14 ounce bag of pre-shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix}
  • 1 mango, thinly sliced {seed removed}
  • 1 jalapeño , seeds removed, sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

For the dressing:

  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Greek Yogurt
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: spice of your choice: cumin, allspice or chili powder

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl combine the cabbage, mango, cilantro and jalapeño and toss until combined.

In a mason jar or salad dressing container combine the olive oil, Greek yogurt, lime juice, salt and pepper and shake or stir well.

Gently pour the dressing over the coleslaw and toss until it is coated in the dressing.

Enjoy as a side salad, with avocado or chicken or on tacos.

Notes

If you like a creamier dressing use more Greek Yogurt to create a thicker dressing.

Feel free to add additional vegetables. I think adding spiralized vegetables could be fun: for example cucumber or zucchini.

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