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Oriental coleslaw

I hope that you too are tired of shop bought, ready prepared coleslaw, where the vegetables have lost their crunch and any taste is drowned out in that vinegary white ‘dressing’.

Well, love it or hate it –  my recipe is a definite contrast – it is a mighty crunch of a coleslaw, fabulously full of  bright, garden fresh vegetables all perked up by a light, zingy Oriental dressing and lots of fresh mint.

The best investment I made this summer and a great time saver for this recipe, was a new Magi-mix, replacing my old machine, a wedding present, 21 years ago! Slicing the vegetables is so easy and quick with the machine, if you don’t have one you can do it by hand – a slow process or with a mandolin – watch your fingers!

Thank you to my lovely friend Mandy who lent me these beautiful Swedish bowls for the photograph, a cunning tactic – so very beautiful that just had to have! Visit her lovely Scandi shop



Oriental coleslaw

Serves 6

  • Dressing
  • 3 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbs lime juice
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 4 tbs soya sauce
  • 3 tbs soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbs grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • Vegetables
  • 3 peeled carrots
  • 250g white cabbage (approx 1/2)
  • 250g red cabbage
  • I red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 small red onion
  • 15 mint leves chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • Garnish
  • 50g salted peanuts
  • sesame seeds/ chopped chilli if you wish

Combine all the dressing ingredients in a bottle and shake well.

Grate the carrot and then thinly slice the other vegetables, preferably for you with the help of a Magi mix! Combine with half the dressing. Mix well and garnish.

Half the dressing is for another day it will keep well in the fridge!

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One comment on “Oriental coleslaw


01 Aug 2013

This sounds delicious Sally , I’m making it for lunch today x


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