Cilantro Balsamic Coleslaw

mayo-free!

mayo-free!

Happy New Year folks! I realise the year is already a week old but we just got back from our wonderful Canadian mini-break yesterday and so this is the first day back at the daily grind.

Although holidays were amazing…cold but amazing (thank you Ontario)…I’m heartily sick of eating in restaurants and delighted to be chowing down on veggies/fruit/healthy fats again.

oh lovely healthy greens, how I've missed you

oh lovely healthy greens, how I’ve missed you

Yesterday I juiced all the green veg I could find in my local market, then made a gallon of bone broth. Today we eat salad!

(but lettuce is boring, so we also eat coleslaw)

I used a veg peeler to get the carrot very thinly sliced. I'm cunning like that.

I used a veg peeler to get the carrot very thinly sliced. I’m cunning like that.

Most coleslaws require a gutload of mayo, I have replaced the mayo with sour cream for two reasons:

1. Most store-bought mayo contains soy.

2. I am too lazy to make my own mayo.

I may be too lazy to make my own mayo, but I'm not too lazy to make my own coleslaw. Huh.

I may be too lazy to make my own mayo, but I’m not too lazy to make my own coleslaw. Huh.

When I was little, someone told me that coleslaw was used to fill walls – as a kind of insulating paste.

Naturally I didn’t believe them but, seeing some of the stuff that sits congealing on a supermarket shelf, it’s not too far from the truth.

picnic ready!

picnic ready!

Making your own is easy and it tastes much, much better. Trust me, once you try DIY, you’ll never go back.

Cilantro Balsamic Coleslaw (serves 4)

  • 2 cups green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 large stalk celery, finely shredded
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and finely shredded
  • 3 tbsps fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  1. Whisk together the vinegar, oil, sour cream and cilantro.
  2. Toss with the cabbage, carrot and celery until all the veggies are thoroughly coated. Chill before serving.

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13 thoughts on “Cilantro Balsamic Coleslaw

    • Yep, Ontario is my second home :) It was disgustingly cold, but very beautiful – I’m sharing some pics on Thursday hopefully…if I’m not too lazy (help, it’s becoming a personality trait!)

      • yeah it really was! I am so ready for winter to be over. I wish i had a second home…maybe somewhere like hawaii :P I think the cold might make us lazy…that’s it ;) hibernation mode, you know?

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