Spiced Simple Mango Slaw

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Author Notes: Honestly, when I win the next food52 contest :-), this will be the 'best thing I've made this year'. Friends, husband, neighbours attest to this. Simple and stunning.

Tasty.....too. - Kitchen Butterfly
Kitchen Butterfly

Food52 Review: Kitchen Butterfly's Mango Slaw was simply delicious! The yin and yang of the sweet mango and mint, paired with the spicy green chili and garlic, ‘popped’ in your mouth with every bite. This slaw is great on its own or served alongside grilled meats and fish.

Recommendation: The mint and coriander paste makes enough to use two mangos in this recipe.

Serves 1-2

  • 1 large just-ripe mango, washed then peeled with a vegetable peeler
  • 50 g fresh coriander leaves, washed and snipped with a pair of scissors
  • 25 g fresh mint leaves, washed and snipped with a pair of scissors
  • 1 - 2 peeled garlic cloves
  • 1 small green chili pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • Caster sugar, to taste
  • Optional: Sliced/shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Optional: Quartered cherry tomatoes, to garnish
  1. Slice the mango thinly and then julienne. Gnaw on the stone like a baby with a bone. If you're Nigerian.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle or in a food processor, make a paste of the coriander and mint leaves, garlic cloves, green chilli, salt and sugar. Taste the paste and adjust flavours - it should be sweet, slightly salty with a touch of green heat.
  3. Stir the paste into the mango julienne. Check and adjust seasoning again with more sugar and salt. Refrigerate and serve with meats, or as a salad, piled on top of the shredded lettuce, if using and with a garnish of tomato quarters

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

This sounds delightful, KB. We (those who grow up in Hawaii) also gnaw on mango stones.


about 4 years ago melissav

Yeah for this recipe! I've been looking for some new mango recipes and this seems amazing. Our house is literally overflowing with mangos right now. It is mango season in South Florida and almost everyone has a mango tree or knows someone who does. Friends have been dropping off bags of mangos at our house and coworkers are coming in to work with boxes full to leave in the breakrooms. There is only so many smoothies and bowls of mango cubes you can eat before you need to spice it up a little. Definitely giving this a try this week.


about 4 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

Thanks for your comments.


about 4 years ago vvvanessa

lookin' good, kitchen butterfly!


about 4 years ago Summer of Eggplant



about 4 years ago susan g

This looks too good!


about 4 years ago Sagegreen

Loved your salad! And you inspired me to make a new salad, too!


about 4 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

I love your tomango salad SG!


about 4 years ago dymnyno

Yummy! The mangoes are ripe on Maui!


about 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Lovely recipe, so beautiful.


about 4 years ago Sagegreen

Gorgeous! Bright in taste and color! I happen to have all these ingredients, so I am making this tonight.


about 4 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Wow. Bright indeed.


about 4 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

This sounds really tasty - such nice bright flavors.