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California Coleslaw

California Coleslaw


Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:


Fresh, crunchy coleslaw goes creamy and delicious with California Avocado.


Serving Size: 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

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  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

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

Recipe Tags

  • avocado coleslaw
  • avocado salad
  • make ahead
  • party
  • picnic

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