Kickin’ Kiwi Coleslaw

Kiwi Coleslaw on a Plate

Kiwi Coleslaw on a Plate

Ah the tastes of summertime!  I love this for outdoorsy activities like grilling and boating since there’s no mayo in it.  Very light and refreshing, but with a bit of zing.  You could substitute any in seasonal tropical fruit – mango or papaya, even mandarin oranges would be nice.  Super versatile and yummy!  I like to cut everything and make the vinaigrette, and then mix it together right before serving – so it can be prepared well in advance, yet ready to hit the plate on a moment’s notice.  And as you can see in the picture, it goes great with broccoli and fish!




1/4 of a head of cabbage                                             1 TB honey

1 carrot                                                                           1 tsp salt

1 TB fresh cilantro                                                        1/4 tsp garlic powder

Juice of 1 lime                                                               1/4 cup olive oil

Cayenne powder, to taste                                            1 kiwi, cut in half and sliced thin


Kickin Kiwi Coleslaw

Kickin Kiwi Coleslaw

Thinly slice and rough chop the cabbage.  Grate the carrot into the cabbage.  Finely chop the cilantro and add to cabbage/carrot mix.  In a separate bowl, add the lime juice, a few dashes of cayenne (more or less, to taste – I like more!), honey, salt, and garlic powder.  Whisk until smooth (no lumps from garlic powder).  Slowly drizzle olive oil into the lime mixture as you whisk, to emulsify (essentially creating vinaigrette).  Add half the vinaigrette to the cabbage/carrot mix, and toss.  Mix in the kiwi right before serving.

Save the other half of the vinaigrette for a salad on another day!  Or, if you double the carrot and cabbage, you can add all of the vinaigrette. I tend to like my coleslaw lighter, instead of swimming in vinaigrette, but make it how you like it.  I just can’t seem to make “just enough” vinaigrette for this recipe – I always have extra!

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