May 4
2012

Mexican Slaw Recipe with Mango, Avocado & Cumin Dressing for Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo. Those are three little words that put a glint in my husband’s eye. If he was ever on death row (we’ll be avoiding that at all costs) and was given his choice of food for his last meal, the answer would involve words like Mexican, burrito, mole, salsa…lots and lots, por favor. Of course, it wouldn’t really matter whether or not he was getting his daily servings of vegetables if he was on death row. However, in our regular world of non-incarceration, we’re pretty diligent about sneaking in those veggies wherever we can. That means that I’ll be stuffing our burritos with this slaw. The mango, avocado and cumin dressing make it stand apart from the usual picnic slaw offerings.

This slaw can be pulled together in less than 10 minutes, particularly if you’ve been diligently practicing How to: Prepare an Avocado and How to: Cut a Mango. I can see you all nodding your heads “Yes”. Once your mango and avocado are prepped, slice a little cabbage, whip up the lime cumin vinaigrette and toss the whole she-bang together in a serving bowl.

This slaw will happily stand on its own as a side dish, but adds an extra layer of flavor and crunch to fish or shrimp tacos.

The recipe:

The dressing:
In a small bowl, whisk together fresh lime juice, agave nectar (or honey), ground cumin and salt.

Mexican Slaw Recipe with Mango, Avocado & Cumin Dressing for Cinco de Mayo

While whisking constantly, slowly pour in the olive oil until combined. Stir in cilantro and minced jalapeno.

The slaw:
In a serving large bowl, combine the cabbage, mango and avocado. Toss gently to combine.

Mexican Slaw Recipe with Mango, Avocado & Cumin Dressing for Cinco de Mayo

Pour two-thirds of the dressing over the slaw and toss gently to combine. Taste and add more dressing, if desired. Serve.

Other recipe for your Cinco de Mayo feast:
Cookin’ Canuck’s Fish Tacos with Creamy Green Chile & Cilantro Sauce
Cookin’ Canuck’s Avocado, Tomato & Cotija Cheese Salad
Ingredients, Inc.’s Pomegranate Margarita
What’s Gaby Cooking’s Grilled Guacamole
Brown Eyed Baker’s Tres Leches Cake

Mexican Slaw with Mango, Avocado & Cumin Dressing

Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Mexican Slaw with Mango, Avocado & Cumin Dressing

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com

Ingredients

    The slaw:
  • 1/2 green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 mango, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 avocado, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • The dressing:
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp agave nectar or honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground cuming
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp minced jalapeno pepper

Instructions

    The slaw:
  1. In a serving large bowl, combine the cabbage, mango and avocado. Toss gently to combine.
  2. The dressing:
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together fresh lime juice, agave nectar (or honey), ground cumin and salt. While whisking constantly, slowly pour in the olive oil until combined. Stir in cilantro and minced jalapeno.
  4. Pour two-thirds of the dressing over the slaw and toss gently to combine. Taste and add more dressing, if desired. Serve.

Notes

This slaw can be served as a side dish, or as an ingredient in shrimp, chicken, beef or pork soft tacos.

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1 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables May 4, 2012 at 6:48 am

how amazing would this be alongside fish tacos?! I’ll be trying that out this weekend :)

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2 Rachel Cooks May 4, 2012 at 6:49 am

I love this! It looks so delicious and refreshing.

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3 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 4, 2012 at 7:08 am

Mmm what a fabulous recipe! Great for the upcoming picnic season too :)

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4 MikeVFMK May 4, 2012 at 7:35 am

That’s one good looking slaw. And perfect to prepare me for our trip to Mexico soon. Especially love the choice of ingredients. It screams fresh and light and delicious. Another winner. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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5 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) May 4, 2012 at 8:50 am

Olé, Dara! This will be a great filling for fish tacos all summer long. I love that little kick of jalapeño.

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6 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm

How refreshing! I love it! I’ll have to go through the mango tutorial but once I get through that, I’ll be whipping these up in no time!

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7 Jessica @ How Sweet May 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm

this sounds so delish!!

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8 Lauren May 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Sounds so yummy!!

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9 Julia {The Roasted Root} May 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Yum! I love the cinco de mayo version of slaw! Perfect topping for a taco…I’d probably spoon a bunch of it on tortilla chips as well! Happy Cinco De Mayo!

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10 Jamie | My Baking Addiction May 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I am all about simple, refreshing salads that can be served with grilled protein – this one looks absolutely perfect!

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11 Deborah May 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Oh my goodness – I can only imagine how good this would be on tacos!! Love!

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12 Gerry @ Foodness Gracious May 7, 2012 at 12:41 am

Mango and avocado!! Now where have I seen those before ;) Great slaw for so many dishes. Great to meet you this weekend!
Take care..

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13 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} May 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Seriously my favorite Cinco de Mayo recipe I’ve seen. Love mango.

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14 Barbara May 8, 2012 at 1:12 am

Lik

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15 Barbara May 8, 2012 at 1:13 am

Liked discover endive on Facebook. Sorry for the extra posts! iPhone fail!

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16 brandi May 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm

i am just recently falling in love with mangos (what took me so long?!?) – this sounds so delicious!

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17 Robyn July 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Awesome salad…I had leftover fresh peasand purple cabbage to use up and topped with a few pumpkin seeds :0

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18 mary caprigno May 12, 2013 at 11:11 am

Just to let you know the Mexican Slaw with Mango, Avocado and Cumin Dressing is just outstanding and great. I never thought that the ingredients would blend so great together. Everything is perfect and I could eat it everyday I loved it so much. Thank you again Mary

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19 Jan March 30, 2014 at 10:29 am

Sounds good and I’m going to give it a try.

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