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Mango Slaw Recipe

This mango slaw is so good and super easy to make. It’s wonderful as a side to grilled meat or seafood, a perfect topping for tacos, and would be an amazing picnic food.

Mango slaw in white bowl on counter.

Mangoes are really good for you, with loads of vitamin C and fiber. This fruit that originated in Southeast Asia and India is a perfect snack for any time of day.

My husband made this slaw the other night and, holy moly, it was so good!

We’ve had it as a side dish and on tacos and it was so flavorful on both. Try it on these Quinoa Tacos with this authentic Mexican salsa recipe paired with a Mango Mojito!

Mango fans will love this mango fried rice, too. Bonus – it’s an easy recipe!

We’ve been buying mangoes like they’re going out of style as we eat them on oatmeal almost every day.

My husband is actually more creative than I am in the kitchen – taking more risks with ingredients.

I often worry that I’ll ruin a dish, so I’ll take out a quarter cup of whatever I’m making and add a new ingredient – test it – and then add it to the rest of the dish if it’s good.

Not so with Tim. He just goes for it. And when it’s good, it is very, very, good. And when it’s bad, well, let’s just talk about this mango slaw! 

What You Need to Make Mango Slaw

You will need mangoes, cabbage, celery salt, cilantro, honey or agave, celery salt, and poppy seeds.

Ingredients for mango slaw.

I usually have all of this on hand as we use these ingredients a lot. I’m sure you have much of it in your pantry, too.

How to Make this Slaw

Add all ingredients except poppy seeds in a large bowl. Mix well.

Add poppy seeds and mix again.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 45 minutes to a couple of hours. Serve as a side dish with chicken or fish, or put it right on your tacos! This will pair well with most Mexican dishes.

You can also simply serve with chips as you’d serve salsa.

I could seriously eat the entire bowl.

Mango slaw in white bowl on counter.

Recipes that Go with Mango Slaw

This slaw is so versatile. I could honestly toss a handful of Chow Mein noodles into the bowl and have it for lunch.

I can’t wait to try it on this cast iron chicken thighs and this Weight Watchers shrimp.  This slaw is especially good with just about anything grilled, so check out this list of over 50 grilling recipes for ideas.

We served the mango slaw with grilled chicken skewers (recipe coming soon!) and it was fabulous.

chicken skewers on white plate on black table

If you’re looking for more mango recipes, try this Mango Margarita. It’s refreshing and has a nice kick.

For a fun dessert, try one of these Mexican dessert recipes. These Churro Cheesecake Bars are fabulous! We love trying foods from around the world!

More Mango Recipes

Mango slaw in white bowl on counter.

Mango Slaw

This sweet and crunchy mango slaw is so delicious, and perfect with grilled meat or seafood. You can also use this to add to tacos or even on a burger.
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Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 181kcal


  • 3 C shredded cabbage
  • 2 mangoes large
  • 1/2 C cilantro
  • 2 T lime juice
  • 1 T honey or agave
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp poppy seeds


  • Add all ingredients except poppy seeds in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Sprinkle with poppy seeds and mix again.
  • Cover bowl and refrigerate for 45 minutes to a couple of hours. Serve.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 267mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g
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