Balancing acts with coleslaw

If you’re looking for a healthy coleslaw this is it. As a substitute to mayonnaise, opt for a mix of olive oil, vinegar and mustard for “kick”. Choice of vegetables are entirely up to you but use the 5 flavor elements guide to help balance the flavors.

Basic ingredients (6 servings)

1 cabbage, 2 carrots, 2 radish, 1 beetroot, handful of pickled onions, sesame seeds, 3 tbsp vinegar, ½ lemon, olive oil, 1 tsp English mustard. If you like mayonnaise but want a healthier option, go for yogurt .


Apples, nuts, spring onion, coriander leaves, kale, bean sprouts


Prep time: 10 mins

Slice all the vegetables thinly. In a bowl, whisk together vinegar, lemon, mustard and olive oil until combined. Mix dressing with all the vegetables and store in the fridge.

Pair with

Wraps, roasts, bbq meats or fish, add into some leftover pasta

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