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Recipe: Sweet and Crispy Coleslaw

As some of my regular readers have pointed out… I’ve been a bit slack on the blog front recently. Yes, I’ll admit it, I have.

Work has been busy lately, but that’s really only half the excuse. If I’m truthful, it’s because the weather got nice. Really nice. Like 29°C nice. Apparently the UK has been hotter than Spain over the past week (seriously, when does that EVER happen?!). So I dusted off last summer’s shorts from the bottom of my wardrobe and have been basking in this glorious warmth.

And it’s not just me either, half of London bared their pasty white legs along with me and we all crammed together in the city’s sparse parks, armed with sunscreen, cider and icecream. I think we’re all a little scared that this is the best weather we’ll get all year (touch wood) and we’ve gone all out in trying to embrace it - apparently Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, and all the other large supermarket chains, sold out of icecream and BBQ food over the weekend.

So, in keeping with this summer theme and preparing you for any future empty supermarket aisle dilemmas, here’s my best homemade summer salad recipe. It’s my own creation, based on some of my favourite salad ingredients, and it’s that delicious I could eat it every day.


- 1 red capsican (or 1/2 red and 1/2 a yellow capsican), thinly sliced

- 2/3 of a 400g tin of whole corn kernels, drained and rinsed

- 1 cup of red cabbage, thinly sliced

- 1 cup of iceberg lettuce (use the crispy middle leaves, rather than the outer leaves), thinly sliced

- 1 large carrot, julienned or thinly sliced (preferably not grated as the consistency is too wet)

- Good quality egg-based mayo (I use this one from Sainsbury’s but this Best Foods one would work for you NZers)


Throw all the ingredients in a large bowl and add the mayonnaise (start with 2 tablespoons of mayo and then gradually add more if needed, until all the ingredients are just nicely covered). Mix well and serve alongside any main meal.

I find it goes nicely with a piece of steak or some marinated chicken. I often have it with Dijon Roast Chicken (you can find that recipe here) and a few roast potatoes. Enjoy xx

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