Coleslaw is a classic summer salad. The version of my childhood has a thick, gluggy mayonnaise dressing often made with all sorts of less than desirable ingredients.
Coleslaw comes to us from the Netherlands. Cole is the Anglicized version of kool which is the Dutch word for cabbage and slaw means salad. Cabbage is the only essential ingredient in true coleslaw. Outside of that, let your culinary imagination run wild!
Healthy coleslaw is here
My coleslaw version still gives you the crunchiness and creaminess of a traditional slaw but it’s much kinder to your waistline. It’s also
This salad is packed full of vitamins, minerals,
Here’s to healthy summer eating.
Healthy coleslaw ingredients
¼ red cabbage, thinly sliced
1 carrot grated
1 small apple grated
1 spring onion sliced
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup tahini
salt and pepper
1 clove of crushed garlic (optional)
2 tablespoons of ice-cold water
Combine all ingredients except the water in a small
* The colder the water the better. This will help it emulsify and give a smooth consistency. I’ve used room temperature water and while the consistency is not as smooth it still tasted pretty good!
(Serves 4 as a side)
Norelle Hentschel is a degree qualified Naturopath and operates a clinic in Crows Nest, North Sydney. She enjoys helping people sleep better and can assist with a broad range of health conditions or general health maintenance.
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