This Creamy Coconut Coleslaw is delicious in a sandwich or over fish tacos. , a "copycat" of the famous "France's Coleslaw" we tried in Coconuts Fish Cafe.

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This creamy coconut coleslaw takes me back to our vacation in Maui. It is, I could say, a “copycat” of the famous “France’s Coleslaw” we tried in Coconuts Fish Cafe on the island of Maui.

My sister and her husband went to the restaurant with us in Maui. We all had the coleslaw and tried to guess what was in it. I jotted down the proposed list of ingredients and was determined to make it at home. Props to my sister Sveta for picking up on the horseradish. Re-creating this was fun.

I should have taken a picture of my test kitchen. I had ramekins everywhere! The results were amazing. I think you’ll love this coleslaw! 

It is delicious in any sandwich, over tacos or just in leu of your average coleslaw. I made the most amazing shrimp tacos with a mountain of this coconut coleslaw and those tacos were basically inhaled.

My sister came over to try them and she went on and on about how much she liked the coleslaw and even packed a to-go box for her husband to try it.

Ingredients for Coconut Coleslaw:

1/2 medium green cabbage, thinly sliced
1/4 small purple cabbage, very thinly sliced
1/2 cup Real Mayo
1/4 cup Coconut milk (Original, unsweetened)
2 tsp granulated sugar
2 tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice (both work great!)
1 tsp Horseradish cream sauce

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How to Make Coconut Coleslaw:

1.In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together 1/2 cup mayo, 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1 tsp horseradish sauce, 2 tsp sugar, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice – honestly I tested both and liked them. My husband liked the vinegar slightly more so I went with that one for this batch).

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2. In a medium bowl, combine thinly sliced green cabbage with very thinly sliced purple cabbage. I like the contrast of larger green cabbage pieces with thinner purple mixed in.

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3. Once the dressing is creamy and smooth, pour it over your prepared cabbage and stir well. Just before serving, give it a quick stir to make sure any dressing at the bottom coats the cabbage. So yummy!

This Creamy Coconut Coleslaw is delicious in a sandwich or over fish tacos. , a "copycat" of the famous "France's Coleslaw" we tried in Coconuts Fish Cafe.

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Creamy Coconut Coleslaw Recipe

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Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
This Creamy Coconut Coleslaw is delicious in a sandwich or over fish tacos. , a "copycat" of the famous "France's Coleslaw" we tried in Coconuts Fish Cafe.
This creamy coconut coleslaw is a "copycat" of the famous "France's Coleslaw" we tried in Coconuts Fish Cafe on the island of Maui. Re-creating this was fun. I should have taken a picture of my test kitchen. I had ramekins everywhere! The results were amazing. I think you'll love this coleslaw! It is delicious in any sandwich, over tacos or just in leu of your average coleslaw.

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 medium green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 small purple cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Real Mayo
  • 1/4 cup Coconut milk, Original, unsweetened
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, both work great!
  • 1 tsp Horseradish cream sauce

Instructions

  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together 1/2 cup mayo, 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1 tsp horseradish sauce, 2 tsp sugar, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (
  • or lemon juice - honestly I tested both and liked them. My husband liked the vinegar slightly more so I went with that one for this batch).
  • In a medium bowl, combine thinly sliced green cabbage with very thinly sliced purple cabbage. I like the contrast of larger green cabbage pieces with thinner purple mixed in.
  • Once the dressing is creamy and smooth, pour it over your prepared cabbage and stir well. Just before serving, give it a quick stir to make sure any dressing at the bottom coats the cabbage. So yummy!
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Coconut Coleslaw
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $

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This Creamy Coconut Coleslaw is delicious in a sandwich or over fish tacos. , a "copycat" of the famous "France's Coleslaw" we tried in Coconuts Fish Cafe.

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  • Kelly
    April 22, 2024

    I am confused because your picture shows regular sweetened coconut milk, but in the recipe it says unsweetened. Which one?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 22, 2024

      Hi Kelly, either one will work and that is what I had on hand for the photo, but we typically make this with unsweetened.

      Reply

  • Kaylee
    February 9, 2024

    Could you swap for kewpie mayo? Wasn’t sure due to not wanting to mess up the acid balance.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 9, 2024

      Hi Kaylee! I assume so. I’ve never had that type of Mayo.

      Reply

  • Chicago mom
    February 8, 2024

    I really wanted to like this and it looked beautiful but the dressing had a strange off putting flavor to it. all my ingredients were fresh. I ended up adding a lot more sugar and salt to try to counter the off funky flavor. I think it might have been the apple cider vinegar. Next time I will try with lemon juice Instead.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2024

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me! We believe we found the perfect balance, but I wonder if the type of apple cider vinegar used alters the flavor too? It’s hard to say exactly what caused that without being there, I wish I could be more helpful.

      Reply

  • Betsy Linn
    January 12, 2024

    Made this for a gathering to serve with pulled chicken. Was absolutely delicious. The horseradish really added a nice tang.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 12, 2024

      That sounds amazing! I’m so glad it was enjoyed!

      Reply

  • Beth
    December 8, 2023

    I love your recipes! This coconut slaw looks really good, but I’m glad you added the picture of Silk coconut milk. I was going to use canned coconut milk until I saw the picture. Do you think the Silk coconut milk texture is better in this recipe?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 9, 2023

      Hi Beth! Either will work. Canned coconut milk can be thick and we wanted a liquid consistency.

      Reply

  • Terri
    December 5, 2023

    This was amazing on your pulled bbq chicken recipe… everyone Loved it!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 5, 2023

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Terri!

      Reply

  • Max
    November 11, 2023

    This is so good with your fish taco recipe! I took your recommendation from your response to a comment I made about your fish tacos. That combination has got to be my favorite meal of yours so far. Thanks so much!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 11, 2023

      Hi Max! That’s wonderful. Thank you for salient your experience.

      Reply

  • Theresa Tate
    October 11, 2023

    Hi Natasha, can canned coconut milk be used in place of the coconut milk in the carton?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 11, 2023

      Hi Theresa! Sure, i think it could work just fine. Sometimes they can be thick, so keep that in mind, and we used unsweetened.

      Reply

      • Karen
        February 19, 2024

        I used can worked great just did a good whisk first before adding from can.

        Reply

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