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.
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 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.
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.
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.
If you're looking for more mango recipes, try this Mango Margarita. It's refreshing and has a nice kick.
More Mango Recipes
- 3 C shredded cabbage
- 2 mangoes large
- ½ C cilantro
- 2 T lime juice
- 1 T honey or agave
- ½ teaspoon celery salt
- ¼ teaspoon 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.