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How to Make Coleslaw (5 Minutes Coleslaw )

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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.

homemade coleslaw in a bowl placed on a napkin

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

easy coleslaw in a bowl

Ingredients

Thinly sliced cabbage (use the food processor for this is you have one)

grated carrots

chopped spring onions

Dressing

mayonnaise

lemon juice

salt

pepper

sugar

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

Spicy Baked Chicken Thigh

Jollof Rice

Fried Rice

Coconut Fried rice

Easy Spinach Rice 

How To Make Coleslaw (5 Minutes Easy Coleslaw)

Learn how to make perfect coleslaw that is better than storebought or even KFC. It is simple and super quick, ready in 5 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: coleslaw, easy coleslaw recipe, how to make coleslaw
Servings: 4
Author: Ajoke

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

Mayonnaise dressing

  • Add mayonnaise to a bowl, add lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, salt, sugar, black pepper and mix well till combined
    Add mayonnaise dressing to coleslaw in bits to the coleslaw until the desired creamy level is achieved. 
    Chill in the fridge till you are ready to serve.

Notes

How to store

Coleslaw can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days without dressing and up to 24 hours with dressing

Tips

Use a box grater or mandolin if you do not have a food processore
How to make coleslaw with food processor
grilled chicken and salad in a bowl placed on a napkin

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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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11 Comments

  1. Folasade samuel

    Very straight to the point thanks,am going to try this.

     
  2. You are the best. Definitely going by your recipe next time. Thanks.

     
  3. Zainab Ibrahim

    Definitely trying this recipe . Nice

     
  4. Goooooooood!! This is exactly how I want my coleslaw to be by adding lemon and sugar to bring the souring taste. But sometimes I add a little bit of ground chilli. Well done Ajoke,

     
  5. silvia baby

    Umm nice

     

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