We love cole slaw around here and warm days bring back the craving for quick refreshing food for lunch. If you think that you don’t like cole slaw but have only ever bought it from a shop then at least try this once because it is a completely different experience. One of the things I hate the most about a store bought cole slaw is the mayo to veg ratio so you will find my recipe to be lighter and more flavour focused. So here is a fast easy recipe that will be enjoyed with any summer BBQ, leftover cold meat or as a great picnic side.


2 medium carrots grated

Half a sweetheart cabbage thinly sliced

Large handful of coriander roughly chopped

1/2 tablespoon of toasted blank onion/nigella seeds

For the dressing 

1/2 a lime squeezed

1 tablespoon of mayonnaise 

1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt 

Salt and pepper 


I like to make my dressing in a bowl and then pour over but if you are trying to use less dishes then just put it all in a bowl a mix. 

If you don’t have lime you could always use vinegar, I would go for a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for this recipe.

Slaw is usually best when it has sat for at least 20 minutes to let the veggies soften. The thing I really love about it is that you can put anything in. I will be posting more slaw recipes as the summer goes on with a variety of delightful combinations. Watch this space!