This cabbage, carrot and mango slaw is the perfect Spring time side. The crunchiness of the cabbage and carrots pair really well with the slightly sweet, slightly tart taste of the mango. If you want to add some sunshine and a burst of flavor to any meal, try this slaw! It will not disappoint you. I’ve been making this for so long that I can’t remember when or how I started making it. I just know it is really easy to make and quite yummy.
Perfectly Julienned Ingredients
I love using a julienne peeler to cut my carrots and mango slices into perfect julienned pieces. It cuts down on prep time and really ups your presentation skills. For the cabbage and green onions I use a really sharp knife and slice into thin strips, go slow here to avoid cuts. This dish takes about 10 minutes to prep and less that 5 minutes to toss together.
It is in the dressing
Amplifying the flavor of this dish is all in the dressing. You can make your own mayonnaise base dressing, similar to coleslaw or you can just add some store bought dressing. A creamy dressing works really well here but even vinaigrettes are also good.
For this post I used two of my favorite Whole30 Approved dressings/sauces. I combined my all time favorite Saucy Lips Ghost Pepper Tamarind Sauce with Tessemae’s Cilantro Lime Ranch. I can’t tell you guys enough, how much I love the Ghost Pepper Tamarind Sauce. It tastes so much like what Guyanese people call tamarind sour. Often, I add a pinch of ground cumin to the ghost pepper tamarind sauce to recreate that true tamarind sour taste. But I literally add it to anything! If you want to recreate this dressing and don’t want to invest in two salad dressings, buy the Ghost Pepper Tamarind Sauce (not sponsored by the way) and add it to some mayo with a pinch of cumin and some chopped cilantro and that is all you need.
Serve it up however you want
I mostly serve this cabbage, carrot and mango slaw as a side for Taco Tuesday. This is the easiest meal of the week for me. It is a make your own tacos or taco bowls kind of meal. It is very hands on and the kids really enjoy the freedom to create their own plates. Top off any taco or taco bowl with this slaw and it is sure to be a winner.
I also just make a big bowl of this slow and top it with any type of protein. Some great protein options that pair well with this slaw are:
- Grilled Shrimp
- Ground taco meat (chicken, turkey, beef)
- Grilled chicken breast
- Pan Fried Tilapia
Additionally this slaw works really well on any type of stuffed sweet potatoes, especially Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes. It is that versatile and once you see how easy it is to make, you will be making it as often as I do.
The Printable Cabbage, Carrot and Mango Slaw Recipe
- 2 cups of thinly shredded cabbage
- 2 julienned carrots
- 1 cup of julienned mangoes
- ¼ cup of finely chopped cilantro
- 3 green onions julienned or thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoon of ranch dressing of your choice or mayo
- 1 tablespoon of Saucy Lips Foods Ghost Pepper Tamarind Sauce or
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl, then mix together well and set aside
- Next combine all the remaining slaw ingredients and toss together
- Then toss the slaw together with the dressing
- Finish off with a pinch of salt and some fresh cracked black pepper
- Enjoy at room temperature or chilled
Try it with a side of Tuna Cakes today!
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