Pomegranate Coleslaw

Pomegranate Coleslaw

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When I was a guest of Taste of Israel to the Holy Land for a culinary and cultural adventure, I was intrigued and fascinated by the Jerusalem Market~~the fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, flowers, meats, pastries, breads, cheeses, wines and more were abundant!  One thing that I realized was that pomegranates are almost a staple there~~I saw pomegranate seeds, juices, and the whole fruits everywhere!

As a child, pomegranates were a specialty, something that only came when in season, usually around the holidays~~so Mom would splurge and buy these spectacular fruits!  I remember the tiny bursts of sweetness, like popping bubblewrap in your mouth, every time I bit into one!  That sensation of excitement still is there for pomegranates, and since visiting Israel, I now have even more of a love for this special fruit.

Pomegranate Coleslaw

Serves: 6+

What you need: 

6-8 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1/4 cup mayo
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp celery seeds
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 tbl sugar
1/2 tsp dill (dry)~~if fresh use 1 tbl finely chopped
5 tsp rice vinegar
1 tbl grated fresh ginger
1/3 cup crushed and smashed fresh (or frozen) mango chunks
1 cup pomegranate seeds
Coarse ground pepper (optional)
What you do:
In a large mixing bowl, combine put the cabbage and celery.  Put the mayo, salt, celery seeds, lemon pepper, sugar, dill, vinegar, ginger and mango  in a food processor and pulse into a thick liquid.  Drizzle on the cabbage/celery, toss and blend well.
Gently toss in the pomegranate seeds last.  Refrigerate about 30+ minutes before serving.  Note:  You can substitute Napa cabbage with some Bokchoy thinly sliced and give it more of  an Asian flair.
Pomegranate Coleslaw

©alice d’antoni phillips  www.allyskitchen.com


  1. Cheryl Cartier

    Oh my goodness… this is the most delicious mysterious coleslaw recipe ever.. and I have only just found it… thankyou ally’s kitchen…. yummmmm….

    • Oh you angel!! Thank you! I must say it disappeared in our home…We love love…always come back and visit, darlin! Xox

  2. I love the pop of color and the crunch that pomegranates add to salads and that works for cole slaw too. I have some in the fridge right now and I’m just might have to make this tonight 🙂 Happy Holidays, darlin’.

    • Thanks, Priscilla…like littl’ bursts of bubble wrap in your mouth…just finished the last of this coleslaw last night, which made it 3 days old and it was still great!! Happy Holidays, my beautiful friend! xo

  3. Hi Ally, I am crazy for pomegranates, they make everything look so pretty. This slaw would be a yummy accompaniment for so many main entrees.

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