Recipe: My favourite (simple) summer slaw

Ok, I love me some coleslaw. And it’s a case of the cheaper, the better. Say what you want, there isn’t one takeout meal that isn’t enhanced by a side plate of slaw. Pizza… fried chicken… I even eat it with Chinese!

However, the habit made me kind of look down on the traditional coleslaw recipe, so I started to look for another way to make it that was equally refreshing, and could easily be added to my favourite summer meals. Because every time I opened the tub from the supermarket, all I could think of was Dominos pizza (yes, that’s what my life’s become).

But honestly – I think I found it!

As I say, this is kind of different – some of the ingredients are the same, but overall it’s chunkier and healthier than your typical coleslaw. The good thing about it is, once you’ve got the sauce part down, you can switch up the vegetables that you use. As long as you can eat it raw, it’s good.

It’s also really cheap to make, uses ingredients that most of us have around the house, and cuts out the plastic from the store bought option. And it tastes pretty good too – what’s not to love?!

Ingredients:

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  • Greek yoghurt
  • Fresh mint
  • Lemon (juice & zest)
  • Broccoli
  • Red cabbage
  • Carrot

How to make a chunky summer slaw:

1. Add the juice and zest of half a lemon to 250ml of greek yoghurt

Tip: Sieve the lemon juice before adding to the yoghurt to remove any bits that filter though.

2. Wash and finely chop a sprig of mint leaves and add to the mix

3. Slice the broccoli and reg cabbage into chunks – see below for ideal size

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4. Peel and slice one carrot

Tip: Hold the carrot at an angle and slice using a grater – this creates a better shape for the slaw.

5. Add the veg to the bowl and mix

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…and there you have it!

It literally takes 5 minutes to prep and it’s so so good. I served this with falafel and halloumi flatbreads, but it’s also great with chicken, lamb, or anything off the barbecue. As I said before, you can switch around the ingredients depending on what you’ve got in, and it’s also a fab way of sneaking veg into your kids’ diet without them really realising.

Try it – and let me know what you think!

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