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Simple Coleslaw

Claire Wright


Serves: 8

Prep time: 5-10 mins


1/2 white or red cabbage

2 carrots

1 apple, optional

3-4 tbsp mayonnaise (or use half-and-half mayo and plain yogurt)

juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime

salt & pepper, to taste

handful roughly chopped fresh coriander or parsley, optional

a few tbsp sesame or pumpkin seeds, optional

Veg Portions / Serving: 1


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Recipe created for Veg Power by Claire Wright. Food photography by Claire Wright |

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This simple coleslaw has just a few ingredients and is an easy way to get more veg into your kids. Healthier and cheaper than shop-bought coleslaw, it takes just a few minutes to make. A great way to perk up older veg!


Grate the cabbage and carrot (and apple, if using) coarsely. If you have a food processor, use the basic grater attachment to do this in seconds, but a box grater will do the job just as well with a little more elbow grease and a few extra minutes.

Stir through the mayonnaise and lemon or lime juice. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Serve with seeds and fresh herbs, if using.

Kids in the kitchen:

If using a food processor, get the kids to push the buttons. If grating by hand, show the kids how to grate carefully, letting them do the first bit before their hands get too close to the teeth. Have the kids add the other ingredients and mix everything together. Get them to taste and add seasoning, and if using the herbs and seeds, have them sprinkle it over before serving.

Claire Wright

Communications Manager: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, looking after Veg Power's website and social media platforms.

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