Fruit & Nut Slaw with Blue Cheese


Filled with fruits like strawberries and mandarin oranges and dressed in Marzetti’s Light Slaw Dressing with pecans and blue cheese, this fruit slaw is a great substitution from your usual slaw.

Fruit and Nut Slaw recipe at TidyMom

The calendar says it’s Spring, even though I look out my window and I see 9+ inches of snow on the ground and still coming down.  I’ve been craving fruit lately.  Armed with a jar of Marzetti’s Light Original Slaw Dressing in my refrigerator,  I thought I’d make a Fruit and Nut Slaw.  At least my mouth would think it’s Spring time!

Fruit and Nut Slaw Ingredients at TidyMom

This side dish would make a delightful companion for an Easter menu or summer picnic.  Filled with strawberries, grapes and mandarin oranges dressed in Marzetti’s Light Slaw Dressing  this fruit slaw is a great, healthy and light substitution from your usual slaw drowning in mayonnaise. The sweet flavors of the fruit are perfect with any spring or summer meal. From BBQ ribs to pulled pork sandwiches, to steaks, grilled chicken or even Tilapia.  The crunchy cabbage and pecans give great texture while the blue cheese gives it a sharp salty flavor that pairs deliciously with the fruit and creamy dressing.

Marzettis Slaw Dressing

 If you are searching for something easy to make, delicious, beautiful and unique that is sure to impress your guests this Fruit and Nut Slaw this is the perfect side dish to serve.  Definitely suitable for any spring brunch, simple gathering, or make it the star of the show for a light lunch like I did!

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Fruit and Nut Slaw at TidyMom

You can find Marzetti salad dressings in the refrigerated section near the produce of your grocery store.

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Fruit & Nut Slaw with Blue Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 6-8 side dish servings

Fruit & Nut Slaw with Blue Cheese


  • 1 cup Marzetti® Original Slaw Dressing
  • 1 lb shredded cabbage (or slaw mix)
  • 1 qt strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2-1 cup blue cheese


  1. Using a large bowl, combine shredded cabbage, strawberries,oranges. grapes, pecans and blue cheese.
  2. Add Marzetti Slaw Dressing and gently stir until all ingredients are well coated with dressing.
  3. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

262 Responses to “Fruit & Nut Slaw with Blue Cheese”

  1. janice posted on November 20, 2013 at 7:19 am (#

    This looks great!

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