Quick and Easy Red Cabbage Slaw

I was talking on the phone recently and had the food network on low in the background. I wasn’t really paying attention to the tv, but happened to see Bobby Flay adding mango and pineapple to shredded red cabbage. Because I didn’t see or hear anything further, I wasn’t sure what else he added but yesterday I decided to make my own version of this interesting summer slaw. Because it was just my husband and I, I shredded only half the head of red cabbage.


I cut a mango into cubes….


and cut up a few rings of fresh pineapple.



At this point, I decided to add half a jalapeño pepper, seeds and all, for that extra zing we like. This is definitely optional. Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.


And now the dressing. Simply mix 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/8 cup sugar and 1/4 cup oil. Give it a good shake, add to salad and toss until well coated. You can cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Now, as many of you already know, I love tomato sandwiches, so today it was tomato, homemade mozzarella, (from a local farm) basil from the garden and balsamic vinegar on a buttery croissant from the local French bakery.


A perfect Sunday supper. And, Bobby Flay, I’m not sure how your summer slaw turned out, but mine was delicious! If you’re making this for more than two people, use the whole head of cabbage and a bit more mango and pineapple and double the dressing recipe – easy peasy!

This really is a great side dish for summer. It’s quick and easy and can be made in advance. It also tastes just as good the next day. Clean up involved washing the cutting board and a few knives – what could be easier!

I hope you all have a wonderful week. Thanks so much for visiting.



      • says

        Susan…this sounds outstanding! I am learning to love fruit in my salads, I think I’m a bit slow on trying new things. And this looks delicious! I’m going to try your sandwich, too. I love that combo and I should have tomatoes soon.

        Thanks so much for your nice comments. I’m trying to get around more to blogs in spite of the hand. I just type slower. I have a doctor’s appointment Friday. Yay!

        Jane x

  1. says

    Wow that sounds really delicious – thankyou for sharing! I am food shopping tomorrow so I think this, plus some falafels would be a divine lunch!

  2. says

    You’re so creative Susan! I reckon your version would be heaps better than any professional chefs 😉 and full of love too!

    Sending joy your way,
    Love Sita

  3. says

    Beautiful, and so yummy looking, Susan! I never would have thought of the combination, but I can imagine it tastes wonderful and it really is attractive to view. Thanks for posting! xx

    • says

      Hi Gracie. It really was quite good. I also picked up a homemade cherry pie with sour cherries from the farmer’s market for dessert. Now that was just plain delicious.

      • says

        Cudowny przepis. CoÅ› takiego widze pierwszy raz, chÄ™tnie bym spróbowaÅ‚a.LubiÄ™ takie przepisy z duszÄ…, historiÄ… i cits™wokekÄ….PiÄakne Basiu zdjecie.Åšciskam:*

      • says

        Oh bless her! I thought it was really funny! My husband and I have different accents and use different words for things. It drove him mad at first but I’ve noticed him using some of the same words that I do over time, I guess it can happen to everyone!

  4. says

    What a beautiful looking salad, and it looks absolutely delicious. I never would have thought to add the pineapple and mango – but now want to give it a try. The tomato/mozzarella sandwiches look to die for!

  5. says

    Ummm… Not a cabbage fan at ALLLLLL something with the flavor that bothers my pallet… I am fermenting foods and a girlfriend of mine said that fermented cabbage was not only delicious but nutritious as well… Whelp… I guess I will never know lol

    • says

      LOL. I get it, Eva. Cabbage is one of those things you either love or hate. And with all the wonderful foods we have to choose from, you should never have to eat something you don’t like – I don’t care how good for you it is!

    • says

      Hi Tandy – Yes, I always like adding a bit of heat – kicks the flavors up a notch. But, I do realize that’s not for everyone so you adjust this recipe accordingly. Have a great day.

    • says

      Hi Amalia – yes, I did make it with mango but honestly, you can tweak this recipe to add or delete anything you want to make it just right for you.

  6. says

    I love mangos, pineapple and even red cabbage, so this recipe is a keeper. I make coleslaw fairly often, but I’ve never tried red cabbage for some reason. Thank you Susan (and Bobby!).

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