Does anyone else find that shop-bought coleslaw is so loaded in mayo that you can hardly taste the other ingredients? My family has always thought so, and we decided to start making our own. Honestly, we haven’t bought a pre-made coleslaw since. Making your own is the best because you can completely tailor it to your own preferences. We don’t love a lot of mayo, so we just use a little less. We even make another version of this Healthy Homemade Coleslaw with greek yoghurt for my sister, who doesn’t like mayo at all. It’s so easy, it seems silly to sacrifice your preference and buy one you don’t love.
This Healthy Homemade Coleslaw is crunchy, flavoursome, and packed full of colourful vegetables. I used red cabbage, just because it looks nicer in my opinion, but you can use white,green or even a mix. You can add other things if you like too : nuts, for a crunchier texture; yoghurt to make a healthier coleslaw as my sister prefers; more apple for a sweeter slaw, less for a more savoury version. You can up the cayenne if you like a kick, or omit it if you prefer. It’s really up to you. View this recipe as a base, and build your own version around it depending on what you like. I hope you enjoy!
Healthy Homemade Coleslaw
- ½ red cabbage
- 3 carrots
- 1-2 large apples
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise/greek yoghurt
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- With a sharp knife, slice the cabbage into thin strips. Grate the carrot, lifting the carrot away from the grater each time, and keeping the carrot parallel to the grater so it grates into long strips (see method in pictures). Grate the apples. Add everything to a large bowl
- Add the mayo, vinegar, olive oil and spices. Stir together to coat the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper and serve!
Method in Pictures
Gather your ingredients
Thinly slice the cabbage
Grate the carrots
And the apple
Add the veg to a bowl, with the cayenne and paprika
Stir in the mayo, olive oil and the vinegar
Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!