Crunchy Raw Slaw

Coleslaw is traditionally made with regular green or red cabbage. I know that there are many recipes around for “KFC Style” coleslaw but, to be honest, I don’t like it. I find it a bit too heavy going and gluggy.  Then when you’re eating it you get a thick chunk of white vein/stalk in the middle of it. I’m just not a fan.

I much prefer the crinkly leaves of the Savoy cabbage. Even though the red cabbage is very pretty, the finer and lighter texture of the Savoy makes a nicer salad in my opinion.


Red, White & Savoy Cabbages. Image courtesy of

This recipe came about as a bit of a last minute need-a-side-dish situation. I had made some smoked pulled pork and had a GF baguette in the oven but it needed something more to go with it to make it feel that little bit lighter.

It’s super fast; it probably takes all of 1 minute including prep time. So next time there is a gap on your plate (or in your roll) knock some of this together.

Crunchy Raw Slaw

Crunchy Raw Slaw

Serves 4*, [GF, DF, V]
*recipe can be safely doubled

  • 120 grams Savoy Cabbage, in chunks
  • 60 grams Carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 a Sweet Red Apple (e.g. Pink Lady), cored and quartered
  • Handful of Fresh Coriander
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonaise (adjust to preference)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl, starting with the carrot and apple. Chop 3 sec, Sp 4.
  2. Scrape down and repeat if you want it chopped more finely, I gave it an extra 2 seconds.

Variation: Sprinkle with flaked almonds to serve.

We enjoyed this on the fresh baguette with my smokey pulled pork (‘pulled’ in the Thermomix), and a lashing of this delicious beetroot relish (orange and star anise, mmm). A flavour match made in heaven.

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