Coleslaw anyone?

Posted on: April 7th, 2010 by admin No Comments

Ok this is specially for lil Chels, but really everyone should have a good coleslaw recipe handy when they need it right?  It is such a tasty side dish for all kinds of meals.  You can always make it more creamy or add more veggies depending on what you’re feeling like that day.  This is a great basic recipe for coleslaw, but we’ll give you some hints for added extras below.


Serves 4-6

  • 2 c green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 c red cabbage, shredded
  • ( you can just use one colour – 4 c)
  • 1 stick celery, finely sliced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/2 c shallots or spring onions, finely chopped


  • 2/3 c mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 c cream (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the salad by tossing all the veg ingredients together in a bowl.  Make the dressing in another bowl, but don’t add it to the salad until you’re ready to serve.  This is because the dressing is fairly rich and thick, so the cabbage sometimes goes soggy after a while.  It will be perfectly crisp and creamy if you add the dressing later.

When you are ready to serve, do make sure you really mix the dressing into the salad well.  You want each bite to be evenly coated and delicious!  There are people who make tex mex coleslaw, blue cheese coleslaw, tuna and walnut coleslaw, but the best alternative to the original has to be apple coleslaw.  Just add 1 cup of grated apple to the mix above for a great tinge of sweetness.  You can also make this an Asian slaw by making a different dressing for the same salad.

Asian Coleslaw (dressing)

  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Bon Apetit!

Recipe from my Mum.  Asian dressing from my friend Shizuko in Tokyo.

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