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California Coleslaw

Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:


Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
240 Calories
17 g Fat
7 g Fiber
360 mg Sodium
23 g Carbs
California Coleslaw


Fresh, crunchy coleslaw goes creamy and delicious with California Avocado. This coleslaw is not only tasty but packed with nutrition providing key nutrients such as 110% vitamin K of your daily needs (134 mcg), 60% DV vitamin C, 25% DV fiber.


Serves: 4

8 cups cabbage, shredded* (green or mixed red and green)
1 cup carrots, shredded*
1/3 cup red onion, minced
1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced, optional
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled
1/2 cup poppy seed dressing
1 tsp. dry mustard

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Combine cabbage, carrots, onion and serrano.
  2. Dice half the avocado and set aside.
  3. Mash the remaining avocado and whisk in the dressing and dry mustard.
  4. Stir the dressing into the coleslaw vegetables, tossing until evenly coated.
  5. Gently fold in the diced avocado and serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion: Top with grilled scallops or shrimp for a main meal.

Variations: Stir in 1 cup fresh fruit, such as berries, tangerine or apple. Or stir in ½ cup crumbled crisp bacon.

Beverage Pairing: Chilled lemonade.

*Or use 1 (14-oz.) bag coleslaw.

**Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 240
Total Fat 17 g (Sat 3 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 6 g, Mono 6 g)
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 360 mg
Potassium 546 mg
Total Carbohydrates 23 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugar 14 g
Protein 3 g

Vitamin A 257 mcg ; Vitamin C 58 mg ; Calcium 94 mg ; Iron 1 mg ; Vitamin D 0 mcg ; Folate 100 mcg ; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.72g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 30%; Vitamin C 60%; Calcium 8%; Iron 6 %; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by more than 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.


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