You either love or hate it but Coleslaw is one of those salads that has been around for a long time. There are all types of variations, some with grated apple, some with celery or some with dill. This is my standard way of making it and the reason why I love it is it’s one of the ways of getting raw cabbage. Most of us don’t have a fond view of the humble cabbage which is a shame because it has some important redeeming qualities. For example it’s one of the few places you can obtain vitamin U (S-methylmethionine), a substance that has been shown to aid gastrointestinal issues in particular stomach ulcers. Coleslaw is definitely a salad you can take to a bbq and never disappoints.
- 1/4 cabbage, shredded
- 1 large carrots, grated
- 2 cups cooked corn
- 2 sprigs of spring onion, finely sliced
- 2 handfuls of chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon Norganic Golden Soya Mayonnaise (it’s gluten, wheat and dairy free)
- 1 teaspoon lemon flavoured extra virgin olive oil (optional)
- sea salt and pepper to taste
Use a good sharp knife to shred your cabbage finely. Keep length of strands bite size to making eating easy. In a bowl put cabbage, spring onion, carrot and parsley, then toss.
Boil some water in a saucepan and place corn in to cook. I generally use the frozen corn mainly because it’s easier but if corn is available at the farmer’s markets then I use a knife to remove the kernels and use the fresh ones instead. The corn adds a little sweetness to the mix. Once the corn is cooked , drain and add to the other ingredients…
That’s all it takes really. Now you add the mayo and lemon oil (if you choose) and mix it all together…
I find it’s good in the fridge for a few days too so it can be put into chicken sandwiches the next day for lunch. When I have time for lunch, usually on the weekend, I treat myself to a healthy baked potato or sweet potato version with this coleslaw, roasted sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds and some grated parmesan cheese…mmmm. That’s 5 vegetables, a herb and a good serve of seeds in one meal! gotta love that..