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Spicy Mango Cabbage Slaw by Michelle Tam https://nomnompaleo.com
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5 from 2 votes

Spicy Mango Cabbage Slaw

This simple Spicy Mango Cabbage Slaw is the perfect Whole30-friendly side dish for all of your favorite grilled proteins!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage, gluten-free, mango, paleo, slaw, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole30
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Michelle Tam


  • ¼ cup thinly sliced shallots or red onion
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 mangoes peeled pitted, and thinly sliced (I prefer Ataulfo mangos ’cause they’re the best.)
  • ½ small cabbage cored and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper thinly sliced (optional)
  • Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • In a small bowl, soak the thinly sliced shallots in the lime juice with a cube of ice for at least 10 minutes. Prep the other ingredients as the shallots chill out in lime juice.
  • When you’re ready to assemble the salad, toss the mango and sliced cabbage into a large bowl. Add the soaked shallots, sliced mint, and jalapeño pepper. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour in the lime juice/shallot soaking liquid for the dressing and toss well. Taste the slaw and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Plate it up and serve it with something meaty! The cabbage will keep for up to two days in a sealed container in the fridge.



My favorite type of mangos are the Ataulfo (a.k.a. honey or champagne) mangos because they are sweeter and less fibrous than Kent and Tommy Atkins varieties.
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Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 5g