Asian Style Slaw with Mango and Papaya
Cole Slaw: everybody loves it, right? I had originally intended to feature 3 delicious variations of slaw in this post, but this recipe is such a show-stopper, I thought it deserved its own post. Once again, I am cooking from one of my very favourite cookbooks, “Plenty” by Yotam Ottolenghi. By now you might have guessed that I love this cookbook! This recipe is made stunning by the spicy Asian dressing and the addition of two tropical fruits, mango and papaya. The original recipe called for macadamia nuts, but I used cashews instead. Mint and cilantro leaves make the recipe scream summer! Serve it up with your favourite burgers or kebabs, and a frosty mojito on the side and your soul will be screaming summer too!
I am pretty sure the Fiesta Friday gang will like this recipe, so I am bringing a big bowl of it to the party! If you haven’t checked out this happening blog party yet, you really must! Our host Angie from The Novice Gardener is quite the party girl, and graciously opens her doors to us every Friday. Please come and join us! Tonight Sue, from Burgerbird and Prudy, from Butter, Basil and Breadcrumbs will be co-hosting. Look out these women know how to party. Tonight is going to be a hoot!
Asian Style Slaw with Mango and Papaya
6 ½ tablespoons lime juice
1 lemongrass stalk, chopped into small pieces
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
¼ teaspoon chile flakes
4 tablespoons light olive oil or sunflower oil
1 ¼ cups raw cashews
2 teaspoons butter
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon chile flakes
7 inner leaves Savoy cabbage, finely shredded (about 6 oz. in total)
½ red cabbage, finely shredded (about 10 oz.)
1 mango cut into thin strips
1 papaya cut into thin strips
1 fresh red chile, seeded and finely sliced
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
½ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
To make the dressing, place all of the ingredients, except the olive oil, in a small saucepan and reduce over high heat for 5 – 10 minutes, or until thick and syrupy. Remove from the heat. Once cooled, strain the sauce into a bowl and add the olive oil. Put aside.
Place the cashew nuts in a small frying pan over medium heat and dry-roast for a few minutes, stirring occasionally until they are lightly coloured on all sides. Add the butter. When it has melted, add the sugar, salt, and chile flakes. Use a wooden spoon and stir constantly to coat the nuts, as they caramelize. Watch them very carefully as it will only take about 1 – 2 minutes and the sugar can burn quickly. Turn out onto a sheet of parchment. Cool the nuts and then roughly chop them.
Place the shredded cabbages in a large mixing bowl with the rest of the salad ingredients, including the nuts. Add the dressing and toss together. Taste and add more salt in needed.
87 Responses to “Asian Style Slaw with Mango and Papaya”
great looking slaw…
Thanks Mr. Fitz! This would go well with some of your very yummy meaty recipes!! 😀
That’s where I was at.. Ahem
This Asian style slaw looks super amazing, Julianna! And it sounds really delicious. Mango and papaya in one dish. It’s a recipe I definitely have to try. Happy Fiesta Friday!
I hope you do get to try it, Andrea! Happy Fiesta Friday! 😀
thank you for this delicious recipe!
You are so welcome, Simi! 🙂
It looks fresh and delicious, Julianna 🙂 Usually I use Savoy Cabbage for Dolma but it sounds delicious associated in this recipe 🙂
I really like it because it has a completely different texture than the other cabbage ! Have you posted your Dolma? I’d like to see the recipe! 🙂
Yes, Julianna I posted my Dolma with Savoy Cabbage in November 😉 You can see the recipe! Have a nice weekend.
Oh, Julianna, I knew this was your creation even before I clicked on the link — such beautiful colors and gorgeous presentation! I love the sound of an Asian slaw to begin with, but the mango and papaya, herbs and nuts really sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing another beautiful recipe 🙂
You are so sweet Laura! Glad you like the recipe! It’s a keeper. 🙂
Another winner 🎉
Thanks Elaine! (Nice emoticon – how did you make it? )
It’s just one of the ones on my iPad!
This coleslaw is so beautiful and has great flavors. I love nuts in my salad and I am sure that I will enjoy this today! Thank you for bringing this, Chef Julianna! And congrats on the feature! 😉 Happy FF!
Hey Jhuls! Thanks so much! I love nuts too, so I guess that makes us both a bit nutty! 😉 Happy Fiesta Friday! 🙂
I guess so, Chef Julianna. 😀 Have a lovely weekend!
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I love this recipe. It’s crunchy, tart and sweet, I love the tropical fruit in the slaw and it will go perfectly with my offering for the Fiesta.
Mmm! Just checked out your ribs and these 2 recipes are made for each other! what a great combo! I will have to try to make your recipe this summer 😀
A delicious summer salad Julianna! Fresh, crisp… and that syrupy dressing sounds divine!
So glad you like it!
This looks wonderful, Julianna! Colourful and just begging to be eaten! I have Plenty as well… It really is just such a wonderful book. The pictures alone are worth it lol. I’m planning a BBQ in a few weeks so just might try your recipe!
Hey Indira! Yes, this would be great at a BBQ. I am going to make it again this summer for sure! Happy Fiesta Friday! 😀
Okay, so I’m not a cole slaw person, but this looks absolutely delicious. I also love the bright colors. I think I could easily make it gluten free by buying the right soy sauce, and dairy free to fit my allergy needs. I’ll let you know if I try out this showstopping recipe. Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for sharing with us at FF! 😀
Hey Kaila! This is gluten free in a snap. You could use Bragg’s Aminos. You never know, you may start to like cole slaw 😀
I love cilantro and mint! I agree, they just scream summer. (Mango does too) So glad you decided to let this pretty salad shine all by itself! I know I’d like a plate of this please!
Lovely! This sounds like a refreshing dish on a summer day! Love it Julianna!
Hey Lori! So glad you like it! 🙂
Welcome to Fiesta Friday my lovely, lovely Julianna!! I’m in love with this slaw… You said it would be a great side with a burger and a mojito (oh yeah baby!!), but I could honestly make a meal of this alone! I know that it’s as delicious as it is pretty…and the combination of those ingredients make for a perfect coleslaw. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, it’s the perfect dish to bring to FF’s table! Have a lovely weekend… ❤
Oh Prudy! You are such a lovely hostess! Well, we could just skip the burger and have this for dinner with the mojito! I’m all for that! Thanks so much for co-hosting us tonight! You are awesome! 😀
Yummmmy!!! Love the photo!
Oh thanks so much! 🙂
I’d definitely enjoy this! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
I am so happy to share this, Serena! 🙂
Have a great weekend darling! 🙂
This sounds really good! Love your dressing!!!
Thanks so much! Yes, this is a wonderful dressing! 🙂
I love the ingredients used in this slaw, they are perfect! Beautiful photos, too. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Fiesta Friday! 🙂
My pleasure! 🙂
It looks absolutely delicious! I am always a bit weary of Ottolenghi, I love the pictures and the ideas but I can’t get half of the ingredients, and if I do then I need to buy a kilo to use a pinch…
Glad you’re back, I was missing your posts 🙂
I love coleslaw–this sounds so good!
Hey Nancy, so glad you like it!
Chef, this is gorgeous. I live the ingredients of dressing and salad both. Saving it. Will make it for a potluck party.
Thanks Sonal! It is perfect for a pot-luck. Let me know what you think!
Succulent fruits, crunchy nuts, refreshing vegetables and a dressing to die for. I love it, Chef Julianna! Do you add the sesame oil after too? 😛
Hi Fae. Yes, there is sesame oil in the dressing too and you could always add more according to your taste. I love it, but some people find it a bit strong. So glad you are back with us again, Fae! 😀
What I meant to ask is, do you heat the sesame oil with the ingredient or add it later with the olive oil?
Hi Fae. I heat the sesame oil with all of the dressing ingredients except the olive oil. I add the olive oil at the end. I am going to edit my recipe because I realize that it’s not too clear. I’m glad you asked this question, Fae! Happy Fiesta Friday to you.
This sounds like a perfect slaw to me, Julianna! The mango and papaya must lend a refreshing twist!
Thanks Nancy! How are you feeling? Hope all is well with you. Happy Fiesta Friday! 😀
Lovely dressing combination, as interesting as the combination of papaya and mango in the salad!
Thanks Aspar. Glad you like the combo – we love it in our house! Have a great weekend!
What a fabulous salad! Love the exotic fruits you added to this. I can see this quickly becoming a favorite.
That is the prettiest slaw I’ve seen! Love the vibrant colors and flavors Julianna 🙂
Oh, I love this recipe, looks so fresh and fragrant! Plus, I simply love mango added to any salad, gives it a wonderful fruit note – lovely photos as always dear! Thanks for bringing this to the party! hugs
Thanks for the lovely comment, Sylvia! I love mangoes a lot and put them in many things too! Are they considered a superfood? I sure hope so!
That’s great Julianna! I am not sure, but really, all fruits are great for us, because they are just unprocessed foods, featuring lots of vitamins, fibers, etc. Definitely keep adding them to your food!! 😉
Mmmm, I will! 🙂
My sister and I are looking at these photos and wanting some! You always do an awesome job, Julianna! 🙂
Ah, thanks Kloe! Too bad I can’t just send you some through the computer!! 😀
Will definitely give this a try, Julianna. Looks so colorful and festive, and I’ll bet tastes very refreshing.
Hey Angie! Thanks ! Honestly I will put mango in almost anything, because it is just so refreshing!
I love mangoes, too! Not so much the papaya, so I will omit it when I make the salad. Okay, okay, maybe I’ll add a little…it’s such a nutritious fruit. 🙂 When green, and made into Thai salad Som Tam, I love it! When ripe, a different story, haha…
So funny Angie, because I have been meeting a number of people lately who don’t like papaya! One blogger compared it to “corpse meat”!! Ewwww! I do love the green papaya salad though…
Slaw. Mango. Papaya. You really do know how to speak to my heart, don’t you? 🙂
LOL! So glad it’s speaking to your heart, Noony!! 🙂
Not only does your slaw sound great…it is so pretty in the bowl with all the colors and textures.
Thanks Karen! I really have this thing about colourful food! 😀
You had me at mango and papaya! 😉
This coleslaw sound and looks absolutely delightful, Juliana, I can just about taste it as I read the recipe! 😀
We’re on the same page then, Saucy. I have been buying a lot of mangoes and papayas lately! 🙂
I’m head over heels in love with this dish, Julianna! When I think Plenty couldn’t get better, I see you making all these delicious dishes and know I’m missing out by not cooking from it more often. Looks beautiful with all those colors, too!
I know, every time I turn a page I see something new that just sings to me!! I’m glad you’re not getting bored with my “Plenty” recipes! 😀
Wow – I sure do like the ingredients in your recipe. The dressing sounds delicious and the addition of mango and papaya – what’s not to like 🙂
Hey JuJu! Thanks for the lovely comment! You know this dressing would be good on other salads too, at least I think so…Have a great week! 😀
I am very much in an Asian phase and by dressing bought in Korea in January is now finished. I normally do not buy ready made and just did that to try out the tastes and it was love from the get go. Thanks, will use this.
Oh, I am so happy to hear it! I also do not like bottled dressings – too many chemical undertones…
Mango and Papaya – I love love love! This salad is for me! Love the dressing too!
Hey Indu! Well, if you love, love, love mango and papaya then you will love, love, love this salad! Enjoy! 😀
Fantastic and creative slaw!
Well, thanks so much for stopping by to have a look! 😀
So fresh and tasty!
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This is indeed the slaw I have been waiting for!!!!!
I am so glad you shared this recipe with all of us. I don’t own “Plenty” by Yotam Ottolenghi, but I have a great feeling that I can count on your recipe for a review.
Well, I hope you do try it! I promise you that it is really wonderful! 😀