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Apple Coleslaw

Apple Coleslaw

This fruity version of classic coleslaw is perfect for anyone who likes their coleslaw slightly sweet or finds onion a bit overpowering. It is great with burgers, BBQ ribs, jacket potatoes and even in sandwiches and wraps. You can try out other ingredient combinations too; how about grape and grated courgette or tomato and pumpkin seed coleslaw?


  • 1/2 small white cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 apple (eating)
  • 2 x 15 ml spoon low fat mayonnaise (you can use one 15ml spoon of low fat yoghurt and one of mayonnaise too)
    Optional ingredients:

  • cherry tomatoes, chopped celery
  • red or green grapes or add 15ml sultanas
  • grated courgette
  • spring onion or red onion
  • pine nuts or pumpkin seeds

  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable knife
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Grater
  • 15 ml Spoon (use this for stirring as well as measuring)

  • Cling film or lidded plastic tub to store coleslaw
    Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes
    Cooking Time: None
    Number of servings: Serves 4-6
    Serving suggestions: Serve in a sandwich or with jacket potatoes and salad.

    1. Wash the fruit and vegetables
    2. Remove the hard stem of the cabbage and finely shred
    3. Peel and grate the carrot
    4. Slice the celery
    5. Peel and grate the apple (leaving the core)
    6. Place prepared fruit and vegetables into the bowl. Add any of the optional items you chose like sultanas or pumpkin seeds
    7. Stir in the mayonnaise, mixing well together
    8. Store in the fridge until needed in a covered plastic tub or cover the bowl with cling film
    9. This is best used on the same day but will keep for up to 2 days in the fridge.

    - Cook it!

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