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From the Dutch koolsla, coleslaw is a salad of shredded cabbage mixed with mayonnaise. It is the archetypical picnic and barbecue salad.

Lynn Lewis

Serves: 4 

  • 1⁄2 head medium green cabbage (about 500g)
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1⁄2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1⁄2 cup (125g) good-quality mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Finely shred the cabbage using a sharp knife.
  2. Place the cabbage in a large bowl with the carrot, onion, spring onions, celery and parsley; toss to combine.
  3. Whisk the mayonnaise, lemon juice and mustard in a small bowl until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add dressing to salad; toss gently to combine.

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A great way to use up those salad ingredients in the fridge. Remember to "dress" the salad, don't "drown" it! Looks pretty served inside a lettuce leaf cup. - 30 Dec 2008

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