My favourite coleslaw

Coleslaw is one of those dishes that’s never done it for me in the past. It was underwhelming, especially the store-bought stuff with preservatives and too much vinegar. bowlful 4-6-15This recipe by Nigella Lawson changed my mind. I am now officially a coleslaw fan… but only this recipe. Nigella calls it New Orleans Coleslaw but when I think of making it I remember it as Pecan Coleslaw.  carrot, close-up 4-6-15Serves 6
1 head white or savoy cabbage, about 1kg before trimming [I used half a white cabbage, half a red]
2 carrots
4 spring onions
200g store-bought mayonnaise
4 x 15ml tbsp of buttermilk [I used nata para cocinar]
2 x 15ml tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp apple or cider vinegar
100g pecans, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
a couple of handfuls of toasted seeds [you choose – sesame, chia, sunflower, pumpkin etc]

Trim and shred the cabbage, I did it by hand with a large sharp knife. cabbage, chopped 4-6-15
salad onion, whole 4-6-15Peel and grate the carrots, finely slice the salad onions. mayo, spoonful 4-6-15dressing, with whisk 4-6-15Whisk together the mayo, buttermilk, maple syrup and vinegar, and coat the shredded vegetables with this dressing. Season. pecan 4-6-15Add the chopped nuts and stir.

5 to remember
la ensalada de col – the coleslaw
el jarabe de arce canadiense – the Canadian maple syrup
decepcionante – underwhelming
los conservantes – the preservatives
demasiado/a – too much
Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson 4-6-15

This recipe is by Nigella Lawson.

3 thoughts on “My favourite coleslaw

  1. Pingback: Cheesy coleslaw: what’s not to like? | Notes on a Spanish Valley

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