I really wasn’t sure about blogging this as perhaps everyone knows how to make coleslaw. So maybe this post is more about reminding you how easy and cheap it is to make and far tastier than the stuff you can buy in the supermarket. There seem to be two types available, the one where the cabbage and carrot are cut into tiny pieces in a vinegary mayonnaise or the luxury type which is more natural but swimming in mayonnaise. Did you know that raw white cabbage is a very good source of vitamin C and contains as much as lemon juice?

My daughter loves this coleslaw so much that she would happily just have coleslaw sandwiches in her lunch box! I tend to make up about half a small white cabbage worth of coleslaw with a carrot and a medium red onion at a time as it is best eaten within 2 days.

I reckon for about 60p you can make a medium sized serving bowl of coleslaw which if you bought in the shops would cost you a few pounds as this is luxury style, not cheap and nasty! (The picture above is just half of the coleslaw that I made using 1/3 of a medium cabbage). I am entering this dish into Credit Crunch Munch which is a joint venture with Helen at Fuss Free Flavours who is hosting this month.


This is so easy, you need never buy coleslaw!

Just put all the shredded vegetables into a bowl and gradually mix in mayonnaise to coat.Enjoy in your favourite sandwich or wrap – I love turkey and ham (home cooked of course)!

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A blend of cabbage, carrots, grated red onion and mayonnaise – delicious with a plate of cold meats/cheese or in a sandwich or wrap!
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: English
Serves: 8
  • 4 parts White cabbage, chopped & finely sliced
  • 1 part Carrot, grated
  • ½ part Red onion, grated
  • Enough mayonnaise to coat
  1. Simply mix all the ingredients together adding the mayonnaise a little at a time until all the vegetables are just coated.


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  1. Paul Wilson

    Can’t beat a good Cole Slaw in the summer.

  2. tiggerific1973

    I have never made my own before! Maybe its about time I did :)

    1. Camilla

      Oh you must, it’s soo good:-)

  3. Heather Haigh

    I love coleslaw and I find it much easier to find dairy free mayo and make it than to find dairy free coleslaw.

  4. Kirsty Fox

    I love coleslaw but have never attempted to make it myself

    1. Camilla

      Oh Kirsty, you have to make your own it’s so good and far better than anything you can buy:-)

  5. Kaci Soderstrom

    Never really thought about making my own coleslaw before. I wonder if it works out cheaper to make your own! Great recipe though.

    1. Camilla

      Oh far, far cheaper:-)

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