I’ve discovered, through trial and error a recipe for coleslaw that I like.

The ingredients aren’t precise, it depends what you have and how much you like each thing, but here it is:

  • ½ crisp hard cabbage
  • 1 red onion (or white if you haven’t red)
  • 1 carrot (or two if you like it carroty)
  • ¼ head of celery (or miss it out if you don’t like it)
  • seeds – I used chia and linseed and I used plenty!
  • lowest fat mayo you can find, or full fat if you prefer and are nice and slim!
  • plain Greek yoghurt (low-fat if you’re trying to watch your weight)
  • a good slug of sweet chilli sauce (I use Healthy Boy)
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • freshly ground spices such as coriander, cumin, caraway, fennel (miss them out if you don’t like them
  • optional extras – nuts (roast, salted or plain) grated cheese, cubed feta, grated apple, pickled gherkins finely chopped or capers, chopped dried fruit such as prunes or apricots, and anything else that appeals to you!


  1. finely chop the cabbage, onion, and celery, grate the carrot
  2. mix well and add enough mayo and yoghurt to coat the vegetables (I use half and half but you can do what is to your taste, or miss out the yoghurt altogether and just use mayo)
  3. add a good dollop of sweet chilli sauce, to taste, or miss out
  4. add your seeds, pepper and spices
  5. leave for twelve hours for the best flavour, check for seasoning, I  don’t add salt but you might like to

onion from our garden

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