Thursday, May 12, 2011

Frugal Food Thursday: Sour Mango Coleslaw

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May is Mango Month here at Frugal Follies!  I have two big mango trees in my backyard, and both are filled with ripening fruit.  My challenge for myself this month is to use the mangoes to make jams, sauces, and other wonderful things.  (Such a problem, huh?)

But the mangoes still aren't ripe!  Last week I used some green mangoes to make mango salsa, and this week, I'm making mango coleslaw.
mango salad
I'm loving the combination of green mangoes and ginger.  They go together so well!  And the addition of garlic to the dressing makes it even better!

I got this recipe from here, but made some changes.  I substituted lemon juice for the lime juice, and used twice as much red cabbage and did not use green cabbage.  I also substituted a Vidalia onion for the red onion and left out the carrots because I didn't have any on hand.  (First rule of frugal cooking: Use what you have!)

It made for a very refreshing, healthy, and delicious cole slaw!


2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp ginger root, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 large green mango, peeled, pit removed, and julienned (cut into matchsticks)
1/2 cup red cabbage, chopped
1/4 cup Vidalia onion, julienned (cut into matchsticks)

In a medium mixing bowl, mix lemon juice, mayonnaise, olive oil, ginger, and garlic together.  Allow to stand for five mintes so flavors will blend.  Add mango, cabbage, and onion.  Toss so that the dressing coats the cole slaw.  Chill for 30 minutes to allow flavors to contine to blend.  Keep chilled until serving.

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Denise @ Creative Kitchen May 12, 2011 at 9:10 AM  

Hi! I'm sharing my EASY & Frugal Stovetop Chicken Parm Pasta this week. I love that I can make chicken parm without heating up my kitchen & feed my family of 5 with only using 2 chicken breasts.

Have a GREAT week!
Denise @ Creative Kitchen

nancy May 12, 2011 at 9:31 AM  

I LOVE mangoes! Thanks for hosting this link up party! I posted Grilled Asparagus and Artichoke Salad. I hope you enjoy!

-Nancy @

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey May 12, 2011 at 9:38 AM  

That sounds really good. I can't wait to try the slaw next time we have a BBQ. I bet it will be a huge crowd pleaser.

Thank you for hosting. I linked up my Plum dumplings today.

Cecile May 12, 2011 at 1:29 PM  

wow, sounds interesting; should try your recipe one of these days since i love mango, too!

Ann Kroeker May 13, 2011 at 9:58 PM  

You have the best solutions to use what you've got in tasty, inventive ways!

So glad you link to Food on Fridays--I love popping over here.

annies home May 16, 2011 at 5:36 PM  

love this recipe mangos are new on me and my kids love them thanks for sharing new way to make them

Miranda | Mangoes and Chutney May 17, 2011 at 12:02 AM  

You must have a lot of mangoes out there on that tree! I used to love going to the mango grove when I was younger. Great recipe, Thanks for linking up with Fat Camp Friday @ Mangoes and Chutney, see you again next time!

The Better Baker May 17, 2011 at 9:43 AM  

I LOVE mangoes and can't imagine having them grow in my backyard. Cool! This dish sounds great - so glad you shared.

Claudia May 17, 2011 at 2:52 PM  

Thanks for another green mango recipe. They drop off the tree before ripening and we need to use them creatively. I had a fritatta with one this morning.

Unknown May 19, 2011 at 6:27 AM  

LOVE mangoes! Thanks for linking up to Made From Scratch Tuesday; definitely going to try the slaw sometime!

PERMANENT POSIES May 20, 2011 at 5:41 PM  

Hey, I love your mango cold slaw. Mangoes are my husband's favorite fruit. Also, I couldn't seem to find the link backs this week. I am sure it is an no biggie....but...if you can post it, that would be great. Thanks.

a moderate life May 21, 2011 at 3:17 PM  

Wow laura what a unique combination of flavors! I too like the tartness of an underripe mango but never thought to make it into coleslaw, though I have used it in a salsa! Thanks so much for sharing this with us on the hearth and soul hop! All the best, Alex

Bizzy May 22, 2011 at 3:28 AM  

I have been wanting to make a mango slow for ages. Now, I have a recipe.

Lorrie May 22, 2011 at 11:38 PM  

Hi Iam a new blogger and still learning. Sorry I posted twice. Look forward to getting it right next time. With love from The Victorian Rabbit

Unknown May 23, 2011 at 6:41 AM  

You had me at mango! Wish I had a mango tree in my yard too.. I'd be making mango everything! This recipe looks amazing.. can't wait to stop at the market to pick up the ingredients and make this to go with some bbq chicken! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!

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