Fruit & Nut Slaw with Blue Cheese

Fruit and Nut Slaw is 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.

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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!

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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

Strawberries and mandarin oranges, dressed in a light slaw dressing with pecans and blue cheese, this fruit and nut slaw is a great summer side dish.


  • 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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