Sweet & sour rainbow slaw

Sweet & sour rainbow slaw

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Prep: 30 mins plus 1 hr soaking, no cook


Serves 6 - 8
This fresh, light coleslaw has a tangy citrus dressing with celery, mustard and poppy seeds - a lovely light side for a BBQ spread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (8)

  • kcal115
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre4g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 450g red and white cabbage (a mixture), very thinly sliced



    The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…

  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced into thin matchsticks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery heart, thinly sliced



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 8 radishes, topped and tailed, then thinly sliced or quartered



    The root of a member of the mustard family, radishes have a peppery flavour and a crisp, crunchy…

  • 1 red pepper, cored, deseeded and thinly sliced

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 2 tbsp light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp celery seeds
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil


  1. Put all the vegetables in a large bowl of iced water and leave in the fridge for 1 hr to crisp up. Drain well and pat dry on a tea towel, then tip into a large serving bowl.

  2. To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together with a large pinch of salt until the sugar has dissolved. Pour over the vegetables, toss well and chill until ready to serve.

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