Tangy cabbage slaw

Tangy cabbage slaw

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins No cook


Makes enough for 12-16 pulled pork buns
A simple homemade coleslaw of traditional carrots, onion, celery and both white and red cabbage with light mustard-lemon mayonnaise

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal262
  • fat24g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre3g
  • protein2g
  • salt1.3g
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  • 250ml mayonnaise
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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

  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • ¼ head white cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • ¼ head red cabbage, very thinly sliced
    Red cabbage on a plate

    Red cabbage

    red cab-idge

    A favourite winter vegetable served hot with roasted game birds but equally good as a colourful…

  • 2 carrots, julienned



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

  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 2 sticks celery, thinly sliced



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


  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, vinegar, mustard and celery salt in a small bowl, then season generously.

  2. Add cabbage, carrots, onion and celery. Mix well and refrigerate. Can be made up to 1 day ahead.

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18th Apr, 2020
Excellent, my 10-year-old son and husband loved it, had seconds. We had it as a starter with pizza. I followed the recipe, but I think a bit of salt instead of celery salt would not take anything away from the flavour.
7th Oct, 2019
This recipe was so tasty added an apple but didn’t have celery salt . Mixed the dressing through the ingredients and served with pulled pork. Fantastic
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28th Sep, 2019
Nice, fresh slaw recipe. Only had Savoy cabbage and it worked well. Also added an apple chopped into match sticks. And I didn't have celery salt.
6th Nov, 2017
If you're looking for a great coleslaw like the ones you would get in a BBQ restaurant (as I was) then you won't find it here. This is just lemony mayonnaise.
25th Jul, 2017
Really nice coleslaw, had with pulled pork and baked trout. Made the coleslaw for several people who all really liked the recipe. A word of warning though, the mayonnaise dressing tastes very lemony when not mixed with the coleslaw mix so it would be better to try both together in a small amount if you are not sure about the recipe.
17th Jun, 2017
Great dressing, very easy. A crunchy, colourful contrast for the main BBQ meat. People enjoyed it.
10th Jul, 2016
This is a really nice way to make a salad. I "spiralised" the carrot and really enjoyed the lemony dressing with that and the cabbage.
19th May, 2015
This is delicious- it works really well with pulled pork- especially when in rolls with the chipotle molasses BBQ sauce.
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