Sunday, April 18, 2021

Mango Coleslaw- oil-free

Mango coleslaw

is one of my favorite salads.  
You can imagine how excited I was to find this mango coleslaw recipe. With hues of orange, purple, and light greens from vegetables, this tasty vegan slaw is beautiful to serve for any occasion. The addition of slices of fresh mango adds a delicate sweetness that enhances this vegan and gluten-free side dish. 

mango coleslaw

A splash of lightly sweetened honey/lemon dressing (recipe below) is very tasty in this oil-free recipe.  

A friend made this salad for a pot luck dinner and everyone loved it, including me. I was delighted with how easy it is to make and how good it tastes. With summer weather around the corner, coleslaw is a welcome side at BBQ's and picnics. Since it does not contain any mayonnaise, it is not as perishable. 

coleslaw with mangoes

It does contain purple and green cabbage which are cruciferous vegetables which are known to help protect against cancer. I try to eat something from the grouping of cruciferous vegetables everyday (broccoli, cabbages, cauliflower, watercress, etc.) In addition, I just like the taste and the crunch of cabbage. 


My friend Vicki makes a mango and peach summer salad which is  outstanding and also serves as an appetizer.

mango peach salad
Vicki's mango and peach salad

Mango Coleslaw Recipe
4 cups of sliced green cabbage strips
4 cups of sliced red cabbage strips
2 cups of shredded carrots 
1 medium California red mango, sliced into strips
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro or parsley
Optional: 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
Optional: 1/4 cup of chopped jalapeƱo pepper 

Optional : Two Ingredient Dressing: 
Juice of 1 lemon ( about 1/2 cup)
2 Tablespoons of honey or maple syrup
Blend Well 

Toss all ingredients together and then toss in the simple dressing.
Personally, I don't think the dressing is needed.

Sharing on Deb's Souper Sunday 


  1. My husband loves mango too. The coleslaw looks fresh and very crunchy.

  2. Great salad for summer!....very colorful!......Abrazotes, Marcela

  3. This looks so good! I love mango and I also enjoy coleslaw. It never occurred to me to combine the two, but I’ll bet this is delicious. I always like a little bit of sweet in a salad, no matter what kind I’m having. I definitely need to try this. Now I want mangoes. :-)

  4. love the mangoes in coleslaw..looks super delish!!
    Thanks for dropping by my space,Judee :)

  5. So colourful and pleasing to the eye as well as being delicious.

    All the best Jan

  6. So pretty and colorful on the plate! Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays this week!

  7. I love the addition of mangoes. Your salad looks colorful and vibrant.


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