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Basic Coleslaw

One of my families go-to salad when we are in a hurry.

Cooking tools needed:

  • Cutting mat
  • Sharp, long knife
  • Serving/mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Grater
Cooking Method
Difficulty Beginner
  • 1/4 Cabbage (Savoy (crinkly) cabbage)
  • 1/2 Carrot
  • Coleslaw dressing
  1. Step 1

    Gather your tools and ingredients together.

    You can use other types of cabbage, but Savoy cabbage (red or green) is far superior for coleslaw as it is tenderer.

    1/4 of a cabbage will make enough for 4-6 people. Any left over will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.

  2. Step 2

    Use the knife to slice the cabbage very thinly. Commercial coleslaws tend to be too thickly slices and not as nice.

    It takes a little practice, but if you simply rub the knife on the edge of the cabbage you'll find it easier.

  3. Step 3

    Grate the cabbage. You'll need about 1/4 of the amount of grated carrot to the amount of cabbage. It's ok to just eyeball it.

    Add to the cabbage, with a good squirt of the dressing. Stir well with a fork, and add some more dressing if needed. You only need enough to coat the vegetable pieces.

  4. Step 4

    Place the bowl of coleslaw in the fridge until ready to serve.


For more flavour you can add just a little mild/salad onion, or half a handful of sultanas.

Keywords: cabbage, salad, raw,
Samantha Doe
Food and Lifestyle Blogger

Hi, I'm Samantha, a full-time food blogger, mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a lovely wife. I live in New Jersey with my family. Loves traveling, sharing new recipes, and spending time with my family.