This colourful slaw is a far cry from the sad looking coleslaw you see in the supermarket. By breaking the paradigm and removing the mayonnaise (which, lets face it, just makes everything a bit soggy) and by adding in some tangy lemon juice and sesame oil, it is transformed into a tasty side salad which can complement so many dishes.
1/2 red cabbage, very thinly sliced
4 carrots, grated or chopped in a food processor
1 bunch of spring onions, finely sliced
1 large handful of fresh coriander, chopped
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
- Finely slice the red cabbage, discarding the thick outer leaves. Peel and grate the carrots and slice the spring onion finely. Transfer to a large bowl.
- Grate the zest from an un-waxed lemon. Sprinkle over the zest and the chopped coriander leaves.
- Squeeze in the juice from the the lemon and add in the sesame oil. Massage the flavours through the salad with your fingers.
- Add sea salt and pepper to taste.