Do you love a dollop of coleslaw with your salad? I do! But I find that it can get a bit ‘samey’ after a while so here’s a few ideas to pimp it up, make it even more tasty, and of course, the more raw ingredients you put in it, the more you’re nourishing your amazing trillions of cells that make up your unique bodies and minds!
Not only that, but ditching those nasty supermarket tasteless tubs will save you buying one more piece of single-use plastic. I do use shop-bought mayo and mustard but they both come in glass jars and I choose ones with the least chemicals in them. Once you have the ingredients, it works out so much cheaper too and will keep in the fridge for a few days.
Here’s what I use, make it your own!
Grate together a quarter or half of a pointy or crinkly cabbage (who cares which!), 2 to 3 carrots and a small bulb of fennel in a large bowl.
Add a quarter of red onion (finely diced), a small bunch of chopped, fresh chives and a few chopped pickled capers or gherkins.
Stir in around a tablespoon (or more if you like it really creamy) of mayonnaise and a teaspoon of wholegrain mustard. Add a pinch of white pepper, pink sea salt and cayenne pepper if you want to add some heat/lemon juice if you want to add ‘tangyness’.
Sprinkle with a few more herbs, such as the feathery fennel or mint. Remember that herbs and spices are not just for flavouring but are concentrated nutrients with a range of health benefits, such as chives for heart health, fennel for bone strength and repair, and mint for digestion and mental function. You won’t get that from Tesco’s finest!