5-Spice Shrimp with Mango-Carrot Slaw

You won’t be able to take your eyes off this beautiful dish! This 5-spice shrimp with mango-carrot slaw is not only a feast for the eyes, it’s packed with nutrients!







  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut aminos or tamari
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or minced
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese 5-spice powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅓ cup avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


Slaw + Shrimp:


  • 2 mangoes (cut into chunks)
  • 6 radishes (thinly sliced)
  • 3 carrots (grated or peeled into ribbons)
  • ½ small red cabbage (finely shredded)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro or Thai basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese 5-Spice powder
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ to ¾-pound large shrimp (peeled & deveined, with tails left on)
  • 4 green onions, for garnish (thinly sliced)
  • pumpkin seeds, for garnish


Chinese 5-Spice Shrimp with Mango-Carrot Slaw





  1. Make the dressing: combine and vigorously whisk the first seven ingredients (vinegar through salt). While whisking, slowly drizzle in oils until combined. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, toss together mangoes, radish, carrots, cabbage, and fresh herbs. Drizzle with dressing, toss and allow vegetables to marinate for 20 minutes. Taste, and adjust seasoning.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, Chinese 5-spice powder, sesame seeds, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add shrimp, and toss to coat.
  4. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté shrimp about 5 minutes or until cooked through. Divide slaw among serving plates, top with shrimp, and garnish with green onions and pumpkin seeds.


PER SERVING: 442 cal, 27g fat (16g mono, 7g poly, 4g sat), 71mg chol, 759mg sodium, 42g carb (7g fiber, 31g sugars), 12g protein

Recipe and photo thanks to Delicious Living



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