This creamy Mango Slaw (healthy coleslaw) is light, fresh, creamy, crunchy and so easy to make!!   It’s a delicious homemade coleslaw made with green cabbage, red cabbage, red pepper, carrots, cilantro and mango all tossed in a creamy citrus homemade coleslaw dressing.

bowl of healthy coleslaw with citrus dressing

This healthy creamy coleslaw is perfect for backyard barbecues and potlucks.  It pairs nicely with grilled fish or chicken, and it’s also great stuffed inside a taco. This slaw is tossed in a delicious citrus dressing made with Greek yogurt, orange juice, lime juice, mango and jalapeno.

bowl of vegetables

This Mango Slaw has a really great balance of flavors, textures and colors.  I’ll sometimes add onion to the mix, either red or green sliced very thin onion.   But the real star of this healthy coleslaw is the mango.  It adds such a perky freshness and pop of flavor that screams of summer!!

Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

This recipe calls for only 6 coleslaw ingredients.

  • Green cabbage
  • Red cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Red pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Mango
  • Coleslaw dressing

How to Make Homemade Coleslaw

This Mango Slaw takes about 15 minutes to make start-to-finish, but let it chill in the refrigerator for a bit to let the flavors come together.

  1. Make slaw dressing:  Blend the ingredients in a blender or food processor until creamy.
  2. Prepare ingredients:  Cut, chop, slice and julienne the ingredients.
  3. Mix ingredients:  Combine the cabbage, carrots, red pepper, cilantro, onion and mango in a large bowl.
  4. Toss slaw:  Pour enough slaw dressing over the ingredients and toss to lightly coat.
  5. Refrigerate:  Pop the homemade coleslaw in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes before serving.

Creamy Homemade Coleslaw Dressing

This creamy homemade coleslaw dressing has such an incredible combo of flavors!!  You might be tempted to drink it with a straw!

  • Greek yogurt
  • Orange juice concentrate
  • Lime juice
  • Mango 
  • Jalapeno
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

How to Make Homemade Coleslaw Dressing

  1. This homemade coleslaw dressing makes this mango slaw really unique.  It gives these humble ingredients an incredible pop of flavor!
  2. Whisk  the ingredients together in a mason jar or a bowl.

bowl of homemade coleslaw with citrus dressing

glass bowl with healthy coleslaw

Benefits of Mango

Mango is rich with antioxidant compounds (which may help to improve eye health, alkalize the entire body, aid in digestion, and give a boost to the immune system).   It’s also a rich source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B6.

Benefits of Cabbage

Cabbage is part of the cruciferous vegetable family.  It’s rich with potent antioxidant and anti-cancer compounds called isothiocyanates—chemicals that give a boost to the body’s own natural detoxification process, and it contains phytochemicals that may help remove cancer causing free radicals from the body.  Cabbage is also rich in lutein and  zeaxanthin which helps to promote eye health.  And it’s a good source of vitamin K, which is important for bone metabolism and to also help ward-off Alzheimer’s disease.

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bowl of homemade coleslaw
Yield: 8 - 10 servings

Mango Slaw

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

This Mango Slaw is a delicious mix of  green cabbage, red cabbage, red pepper, carrots, cilantro and mango all tossed in a creamy citrus coleslaw dressing.


  • 6 cups green cabbage, sliced thin
  • 6 cups red cabbage, sliced thin
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 small red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin (optional)
  • 1 small mango, peeled and julienned

Creamy Coleslaw Dressing

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup mango, fresh or frozen, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine the cabbage, carrots, red pepper, cilantro, onion and mango in a large bowl.
  2. Toss with citrus dressing until the slaw ingredients are lightly coated.
  3. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes before serving.
For the Creamy Coleslaw Dressing
  1. Add the dressing ingredients to a blender or food processor and process until smooth.