CREAMY VEGAN COLESLAW

CREAMY VEGAN COLESLAW

High in vitamin C and sulphur, cabbage is known for boosting our body’s immune defence all while promoting healthy detoxification, digestion & beautiful skin. The sulphur rich compounds in cabbage are often recognised as beautifying nutrients since they effectively promote health hair, skin & nails. Aside from the beauty bits, cabbage also contains a variety of beneficial gut nutrients – including glucosinolates, antioxidants and glutamine – that actively support the health of our stomach and intestinal linings.

Coleslaw dressing is, in my opinion, the most important thing about a coleslaw. It is what makes it either delicious or just plain boring. And this dressing is my favourite part as it gives the coleslaw a great creamy punch. Made from a healthy combination of almonds and pine nuts mixed with fresh lemon juice, garlic & mustard, it is healthy and full of nutrients. And the best thing about coleslaw is that it is just as good, if not better, the day after and makes a perfect picnic food.


Ingredients

Serves 4 people

Coleslaw

  • 2 cups shaved red cabbage
  • 2½ cups shaved green cabbage
  • 2 medium sized carrots, shredded (optional)
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 cup rocket
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Dressing

  • ⅓ cup blanched almonds/cashews
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts (alternatively you can use extra almonds/cashews)
  • ½-1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup or honey (OPTIONAL)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½-3/4 cup water
  • pinch pepper

Instructions

  1. Wash and shred cabbage. Combine with spring onion and carrots (if using) in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. In a high speed blender, combine all dressing ingredients and blend until completely smooth. Add salt & pepper to taste and add water until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Pour the coleslaw dressing over the coleslaw salad and combine well using a spoon.
  4. Add rocket leaves and sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.
  5. Keeps well in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


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