Classic coleslaw

Make a classic coleslaw base then tailor it to your tastes. Apple and cheese work well, plus fennel, celeriac, raisins, spring onions or fresh herbs

  • Prep:20 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 10
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 178
  • fat 15g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 7g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 6 carrots, peeled
  • 1 small white cabbage
  • large pinch, golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mustard(any you’ve got)
  • 200g mayonnaise
  • 1 red apple, cut into matchsticks (optional)
  • 100g cheddar, grated (optional)


  1. Coarsely grate the carrot and finely shred the cabbage (use a food processor with a grating/ slicing blade or do it by hand) and tip into a bowl. Season with salt, then add the sugar and vinegar and toss everything together. Leave for 20 mins for the vegetables to very lightly pickle.

  2. Stir through the mustard and mayonnaise and add any other bits you want to, then serve. Can be made a day ahead and chilled.

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