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    • Corona
    • By Corona 19th Jun 17, 6:25 PM
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    Recipe for coleslaw
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    Recipe for coleslaw 19th Jun 17 at 6:25 PM
    It seemed a good idea to use the carrots and white cabbage I have in to make a home-made coleslaw. I've put them through a food processr and now I'm wondering what to do next. I have a large jar of mayonnaise but know I need to add something to it, before mixing with the raw veg, but not sure what. Onion? Vinegar? Other? No idea about quantities either. (All the recipes I can find assume I want to make my own mayonnaise - but I don't; I just want to "tweak" a bought one)..

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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 19th Jun 17, 6:36 PM
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    I use finely sliced white cabbage, carrot and onion, add a big tablespoon of mayo, start with a little and work upto the consistency you like, and a touch of salt and pepper, stir through and taste, you can add a little whole grain mustard or Dijon- it's down to taste.

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    • Artytarty
    • By Artytarty 19th Jun 17, 6:37 PM
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    I'd definitely add fine,y sliced onion, a dash of olive oil to loosen the mayo and a tiny spot of mustard for a bit of a kick.
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    • Prinzessilein
    • By Prinzessilein 19th Jun 17, 6:40 PM
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    I'm guessing you could get easily as many different recipes for coleslaw as there are contributors to this thread!...Everyone has their own way of preparing it.

    My choice would be to add some shredded celeriac to the mix...(.my sister would add shredded onion)....depending on what I have available (want to use up!) and what I am serving the slaw with I might add some grated apple....and maybe some nuts.....if I have red cabbage then this is good mixed with the white cabbage too.

    For the dressing, I add a dash of vinegar and a splodge of mustard to the mayo.....and remember not too much only want to coat the salad.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 19th Jun 17, 7:24 PM
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    Beyond what you've got (cabbage/carrot) you just dollop in the mayo and mix it through until "it looks just how you like it to look".

    Beyond that it's a question of what you've got/like in yours. Onion is nice, but after that you can "go mad" with anything you fancy at all.

    I often make a curry one by adding curry powder... which also lends itself to a bit of mandarin ... or raisins/sultanas. Or I'll toss some peppers in IF I've got them.
    • Corona
    • By Corona 19th Jun 17, 7:43 PM
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    Thanks everyone - some great ideas!
    • caronc
    • By caronc 19th Jun 17, 7:59 PM
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    I like to mix the mayo with natural yoghurt or creme fraiche, mustard and a pinch of chilli powder or hot paprika. I prefer spring onions to other types mainly because I'm not a huge raw onion fan and if it's around for a couple of days I find the onion taste becomes very strong.
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    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 19th Jun 17, 8:56 PM
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    Mine is red and white cabbage, finely sliced leeks, grated carrot, grated courgette and anything like radishes or celery that I happen to have around.
    Mixed with mayonnaise plus any of the other flavours already mentioned here.

    I make quite a bit and any of the vegetable mixture not used in the coleslaw can be a stir-fry another day.
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    • Lindlou
    • By Lindlou 19th Jun 17, 9:09 PM
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    White cabbage, thinly sliced white onion, some grated carrot, mayo and some salad cream ..........
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    • karcher
    • By karcher 19th Jun 17, 9:43 PM
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    Shredded white or red cabbage, grated carrot, finely chopped onion, a dollop of mayo, splash of extra virgin olive oil and a grinding of pepper.

    Much better than the SM offerings imho.
    • Glad
    • By Glad 19th Jun 17, 10:48 PM
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    I often make an asian slaw
    I usually use ribbon carrots, courgette and cucumber, add little bit of sesame oil, lemon juice and fresh ginger
    but I have used cabage in it as well
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    • Gers
    • By Gers 20th Jun 17, 9:36 AM
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    My American friend always adds well drained crushed pineapple to hers which makes it extra lovely.
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    Cheese in it makes for a lovely sandwich filling on its own
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 20th Jun 17, 10:41 AM
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    I add red onion and I keep it dry till we use as DD likes mayo but I prefer vinaigrette
    • LaineyT
    • By LaineyT 20th Jun 17, 11:19 AM
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    Another fan here of red onion, a handful of sultanas and a lighter dressing.
    • bargainhunterss
    • By bargainhunterss 20th Jun 17, 11:55 AM
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    I have some leftover cabbage in the fridge so I think I'll be making this later today to go with a cold tea (necessary in this weather)!

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    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 20th Jun 17, 12:49 PM
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    I was saying at the weekend that I need to make some coleslaw so thank you for the reminder.
    I make mine with shredded cabbage (red, white or a mixture of the two), finely sliced onion and grated carrot. I then use roughly equal quantities of mayo and salad cream, a bit of lemon juice and a heap of black pepper to coat the veg.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 20th Jun 17, 1:16 PM
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    Because the title of this thread kept popping up on the forum ...and not disappearing ....I've just had to make a s0ddin' coleslaw

    And now I need to make a spud salad too ...
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 20th Jun 17, 1:58 PM
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    I ended up doing an Asian style one for lunch - with added julienned cucumber, cherry toms, green pepper, lime juice, cider vinegar, chilli and a bit of sugar. Very refreshing
    • catkins
    • By catkins 21st Jun 17, 6:09 PM
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    I usually make coleslaw with white cabbage, red cabbage, red onion and carrot. I then add raisins, cashew nuts, pine nuts and either salad cream or crème fraiche
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