Spicy Mango Slaw*

Spicy Mango Slaw  (via thenovicechefblog.com)

I don’t know what to talk to you guys about today. I usually try to talk about something going on in my life and then tie it into talking about the recipe I am sharing. I think I do a decent job of doing that usually, but today it’s just not coming to me. I have written numerous paragraphs just to hit delete and start over again.

To be honest, this whole weekend was a little strange. It started off with me catching a lovely stomach bug on Thursday/Friday. I also dyed my hair, which is kind of a big deal. I used to color my hair constantly. You could easily see me as a blonde, brunette, red head or a mix of the three in any given 6 month span. About three years ago, I decided it was time I stop doing all that damage to my hair and instead let it be a more natural color.

I started just adding a little light brown color to warm up my naturally light ashy brown hair…and every few months I would go get some ombré looking highlights. Well this weekend I finally wanted to do something different again. So I dyed it a dark reddish brown and I don’t know how I feel about it yet. So maybe that’s why I can’t find my writing juice? Maybe the hair dye sucked it right outta me.

Spicy Mango Slaw  (via thenovicechefblog.com)

Either way, my new hair and I were off to a slow start of a weekend, but Saturday started looking up when we were invited over to a friends house for dinner and pool volleyball. They were serving up wings (but because of my aversion to meat on the bone, I brought my own boneless wings — LAME I know.) and I wanted to bring over some slaw to go with.

I remembered a recipe I had loved before that had mango and Sriracha sauce in it…and after a little googling I found the recipe. I changed it up some by adding fat free plain greek yogurt instead of all mayo and a few other changes, but the flavors are mostly the same. I love that it has mango, cilantro, lime and Sriracha all in one slaw! It’s like a delicious party in a bowl!


Sriracha: just in case you somehow missed the bus, Sriracha is an awesome hot chili sauce with tons of flavor. It’s a staple in my kitchen for spicing up simple things like fried eggs! You can find it in pretty much any grocery store, including Walmart and Target.


Spicy Mango Slaw

Yield: 6-8 servings

Recipe Note: I like this slaw best when it's fresh -- I don't like soggy slaw! -- but it's still perfect to make ahead. Just keep the dressing & slaw separate until you are ready to serve!


  • 3 tablespoons fat free plain greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons light mayo
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons Sriracha, depending on how spicy you like it
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 16-ounce package coleslaw mix
  • 1 heaping cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 mangos, peeled and finely chopped


In a small bowl, whisk together greek yogurt, mayo, Sriracha, lime juice and kosher salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss together coleslaw mix, purple cabbage, cilantro, red onion and mango.

When ready to serve, toss coleslaw mix with dressing until evenly coated. Serve immediately!

inspired by foodnetwork.com


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16 Responses to “Spicy Mango Slaw”

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    Tieghan — August 5, 2013 @ 12:55 am

    I am not sure I could ever be brave enough to die my hair. It has been brown my whole life and I honestly do not think I am one of those girls who can do another color. I bet it is fun to have a new look though!!
    so this slaw? I love it! So much better than a typical slaw. Mango is the best!

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — August 5, 2013 @ 2:36 am

    Well in my teenage years I think I had 7 different hair colours going on. This was due to constant need to be rebellious and dye it blue, purple and red… Oh have times changed… Now my hair is the back to natural state too but I think all those years of dye have drained it of its blackness; so now it is an off shade of brown: LAME.
    I love Slaw! Veggies in that creamy, sweet dressing? winner in my books; especially with those wings you described.

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    Sues — August 5, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    I love the idea of the dye sucking the writing juice out of you. Ha! Well, not really, but you know what I mean :) I also LOVE the idea of sriracha in slaw!

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    Kelsey @aslolife — August 5, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    Love this! I make slaw all the time but always get stuck making the exact same recipe–this would be great on some fish tacos!

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    Tina | My Life as a Mrs — August 5, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    We all have “those” days of writers block… you’ll get outta it, lady! Can’t wait to see the new hair!!!!! & this slaw is the perfect summer side :)

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    Joanne — August 5, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    I’m normally so not a slaw girl but when it includes the sweetness of mangoes, I can’t get enough!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — August 5, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    I love the colors in this! Amazing summery slaw, Jess. Perfect as a side or for topping grilled meats!

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    Cristina — August 5, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    Looks delish! Light and crisp! Can you pack my lunch today? Also can’t wait to see your hair!

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    Cookbook Queen — August 5, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    Stomach bugs suck so hard :(

    I usually find that it takes a few weeks for a new hair color to grow on me — give it some time.

    And this slaw — just different enough without being too weird to eat. LOVE!!!

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    Marcie@FlavortheMoments — August 5, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    I love slaw, and this flavor combination with that sweet mango and that heat sounds terrific!

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    Nutmeg nanny — August 5, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

    yum! I love slaws :) the ingredients in this are great!

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — August 6, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    I was blonde for a while, and I miss it a lot. It’s nearly impossible to go back again once it’s colored over. I keep wondering if I’ll do it again, but it’s so expensive to keep up with, so probably not.

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    dellob — May 11, 2015 @ 10:01 am

    This sounds great. I will be trying it real soon. Going camping later this week so I will prep what I can before we go. Maybe good with Fish Tacos, now we need to catch some fish. Usually not a problem….lol

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    Tasha @thatssoyummy — July 30, 2015 @ 10:17 am

    The colors in this slaw are gorgeous.. Love the flavor!

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