Simple Carrot Slaw

Let’s be honest not everyone is a fan of cabbage. It must be one of the least glamourous vegetables out there. Poor old cabbage. I, for the record, love it and could merrily eat it by the bowlful.

I do delight in a homemade coleslaw. I can coax even the most hardened cabbage avoider in my house to sample a teeny bit of classic coleslaw, but who wants that effort? Food should be joyous, not hard graft. So I came up with this cabbage-free slaw, which was accepted by all as a tasty side dish and the bowl was scraped clean. Result.

You could leave out the coriander and keep this really simple. Or you could replace it with any other freshly chopped herb you fancy. You could also sprinkle in some quickly toasted cumin seeds. I do like a piquant kick so I have tried this with a finely chopped green chilli, which, frankly, knocks your socks off.

Whatever you choose to do with this, in a few short minutes it will be ready to charm your taste buds.

Simple Carrot Slaw



  • A couple of large carrots, grated
  • A couple of spring onions, finely sliced
  • A dessert spoon of mayo
  • A dessert spoon of greek yoghurt
  • A pinch of salt
  • A grinding of black pepper
  • A small handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped. Plus a few leaves for garnish.


  • Put everything, except your extra coriander garnish, in a bowl and mix.
  • Scatter over the remaining coriander garnish.
  • Eat.

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