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Mango Slaw with Creamy Coconut-Lime Dressing

mango slaw with coconut-lime dressing by SeasonWithSpice.com

For health, for flavor, and for fun, add more color to your BBQ meals this summer.  Add some orange and green and white and red.  Add a Mango Slaw with Creamy Coconut-Lime Dressing.

While the meat from the grill may remain the same every weekend, the options for slaw are endless.  Maybe you’ll include a few veggies from the garden – fresh cabbage and lettuce, slices of red radish and carrots.  And maybe a few in season items from the grocery store like strawberries, peaches, and cherries.

Or maybe, like me, you’ll go tropical with mangoes, coconut, lime, lemongrass, peanuts, and cilantro.

It must have been from eating outside, sitting next to a smoky grill with the aroma of coriander, turmeric and cumin, that had me thinking of flavors from home in Malaysia.  Complementary, refreshing, sweet, citrusy flavors. The flavors found in my Mango Slaw with Creamy Coconut-Lime Dressing.

Mango Slaw with Coconut Lime Dressing by SeasonWithSpice.com

This tropical version of coleslaw is a simple mix of sweet mango with crisp red bell pepper and cabbage, dressed in a creamy coconut-lime dressing with lemongrass powdercoconut sugar and Thai Ginger-Lime Sea Salt, and topped with fresh cilantro and crushed peanuts. 

Try this Southeast Asian coleslaw along with any grilled meat or seafood.  It’s a wonderful go-to side all summer long.  And a healthy, colorful dish to include in your 4th of July spread this week.

Mango slaw with coconut-lime dressing by SeasonWithSpice.com

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Mango Slaw with Creamy Coconut-Lime Dressing
Serves 4-6 as side dish

2 firm, ripened mangos – peeled and julienned
1/3 head of green cabbage or savoy cabbage – finely shredded
2 medium red bell peppers – julienned
1 bunch of cilantro – roughly chopped
Thai Ginger-Lime Sea Salt, to season
1/2 cup toasted, crushed peanuts

3/4 cup of good quality coconut milk
1/4 cup of fresh lime juice
2 tsp of coconut sugar, or your choice of sugar
2 tsp of Season with Spice's lemongrass powder

1. In a small bowl, whisk together coconut milk, lime juice, coconut sugar and lemongrass powder. Set aside in the fridge.
2. In a large salad bowl, combine the mango, cabbage, red bell pepper and cilantro (reserve some mango slices & cilantro for garnish). Add desired amount of dressing and toss to coat. Taste and adjust seasonings as you go.
3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. When ready to serve, top with remaining mango slices, cilantro and crushed peanuts. Lightly season with Thai Ginger-Lime Sea Salt. Squeeze in more lime juice as you wish.


Wok with Ray said...

Another refreshing and healthful bowl of veggies with unique and delicious dressing. I love how you make salads and slaws that always have a touch of tropics. Have a wonderful 4th of July to you both! :)

Katy @ Katy's Kitchen said...

Was wondering what to make for lunch tomorrow when I saw this gorgeous salad. As it happens, I had all the ingredients. It's sitting in the fridge for me to enjoy tomorrow!

Asha Shivakumar said...

The coconut lime dressing was enough to drag me here. Looks so darn good

Season with Spice said...

Thank you Ray! The tropical ingredients is a great way to connect with home. You too have a great 4th holiday!

Season with Spice said...

That's wonderful! Thanks for giving the salad a try, Katy.

Season with Spice said...

Glad that you stopped by, Asha.

mjskit @mjskitchen.com said...

We're having hamburgers tonight and this salad would go perfect! Love using fruit with a touch of cabbage, especially mango! Wish I had one right now. Your coconut dressing certainly does sound like a highly complementary dressing with such a salad. I can see it being used on lots of other salads as well. Thanks for sharing another wonderful summer salad! Hope you are having a marvelous Fourth of July weekend! We had a good rain storm come through Friday night, so we're happy. :)

justonecookbook said...

I can eat the big bowl of this coleslaw! So refreshing and delicious!!!!

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