Aug 1, 2012

Peanut-Mango Coleslaw

I think that I need to share more American recipes on here, after all, I am American and very proud of it.  Here is a different version of the classic American coleslaw.  When I think of coleslaw, I think of a salad that is creamy, crunchy, and has a slight sweet taste.  This version has all of that plus a bit more crunch and a fruitiness to it.  

Ingredients: 

3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 TBS Kraft Zesty Italian dressing, or plain Italian dressing is fine
1/2 head of cabbage, shredded
1/4 head of red cabbage, shredded
1/2 large carrot, chopped fine
1 mango, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts

Mix the mayonnaise and Italian dressing in a bowl. Next, add the rest of the ingredients except the peanuts and mix lightly. If you find that this is too tart for your taste, add a little bit of sugar to acquire the taste you prefer.  Refrigerate 1 hour.  Sprinkle with nuts when you are ready to serve.

Cooks Note:  You can use 1 package of coleslaw blend from the grocer if you don't want to shred the cabbage and chop the carrot.  It will require a 14 ounce bag.