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Let me show you how to make the easiest homemade coleslaw ever. It is fresh, creamy, crunchy and super quick to make. This was ready in 5 minutes, thanks to my trusted food processor.
Don’t have a food processor, you can make this coleslaw with a box grater or mandolin slicer. It is perfect for all occasion, picnics, parties, get-togethers and a perfect side dish everyone would love.
Easy Coleslaw Recipe
Whenever you have carrots and cabbage lying fallow in your fridge, what comes to mind? Coleslaw right? Well, if you are a huge fan of homemade coleslaw, then this easy 5 minutes coleslaw recipe is for you.
Take the classic coleslaw to another level by adding spring onions and coconut shavings to it. To me, coconut takes most dishes to a whole new level.
How to make perfect coleslaw at all times
Use the freshest vegetable you can get. I am not a huge fan of onions in coleslaw but I would give spring onions or chives thumbs up all the time as it makes it very tasty and refreshing.
If you also want to try something new apart from the regular mayonnaise dressing, add a bit of lemon juice or lemon zest to the dressing to give it a bit of zing.
You can also add a little bit of sugar, salt and black pepper to it too and you will never see coleslaw the same way again. Making this healthy side dish is pretty easy and with a food processor or hand grater, you can make it happen in 5 minutes. Let’s get right to it
Thinly sliced cabbage (use the food processor for this is you have one)
chopped spring onions
apple cider vinegar.
How to make Coleslaw
Place shredded cabbage, carrot and spring onion into a bowl and mix to combine.
In another bowl, mix the mayonnaise dressing ingredients together as desired, mix to combine, refrigerate and add to the coleslaw until you are ready to use.
Alternatively, you can mix it all together, refrigerate and consume within two days with dressing and up to five days without. Serve with mains of choice
For a healthier version
Substitute the mayonnaise with non-fat Greek yoghurt. Swap sugar for stevia or skip it entirely.
What to serve it with
How To Make Coleslaw (5 Minutes Easy Coleslaw)
- ½ medium sized cabbage Remove the outer leaves, cut into halves and remove the core
- 2-3 medium size carrots washed and peeled
- 1-2 Spring onions, chopped optional but highly recommended
Mayonnaise dressing ingredients
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 cup Homemade mayonnaise or shop bought or more. see instructions on how to make mayonnaise
- Black pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar optional
- Using the grating blade in the food processor, grate carrot and cabbage and set aside
- Add grated carrot and cabbage in a salad bowl, add coconut shavings and mix together till well combined, add chopped spring onions and set aside
How to storeColeslaw can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days without dressing and up to 24 hours with dressing
TipsUse a box grater or mandolin if you do not have a food processore
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This recipe was originally published on the blog in 2015. Most of the images are new and some text have been added.
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