RED CABBAGE & NECTARINE SLAW

Redd cabbage and nectarine coleslaw

Coleslaw doesn’t need to be the same old mayonnaise drenched affair. Some crunchy vegetables, seasonal fruit and a vibrant vinaigrette are all you need for the perfect summer side dish.

Redd cabbage and nectarine coleslaw

RED CABBAGE AND NECTARINE SLAW

Stephen La Rosa
Coleslaw doesn’t need to be the same old mayonnaise drenched affair. Some crunchy vegetables, seasonal fruit and a vibrant vinaigrette are all you need for the perfect summer side dish.
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Prep Time 2 hrs 10 mins
inactive time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 500 g red cabbage
  • 3 Spring onions, greens only, sliced
  • 200 g carrot, peeled and grated
  • 3 Nectarines, cut into julienne
  • 1 handful basil

FOR THE VINAIGRETTE

  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 lime, roughly 30ml of juice
  • 60 g Olive oil
  • 10 g Wholegrain mustard

METHOD
 

  • Place your finely sliced cabbage into a bowl and season with 1% of its weight in salt (500g of cabbage = 5G of salt). Massage in the salt and leave it to sit for 30 minutes.
    Red cabbage cut up for slaw
  • Squeeze out any moisture from the cabbage, one handful at a time and place it into another mixing bowl. Add the grated carrot, the sliced spring onion and the julienne* of nectarine.
    nectarines cut into julienne
  • In a small jar add the olive oil, lime juice (about 30ml), lime zest, grated ginger and a teaspoon of mustard, a pinch of salt and sugar.
  • Dress the slaw lightly with the vinaigrette and serve while nice and crunchy.
    Redd cabbage and nectarine coleslaw

PRO TIPS

Julienne is a fancy term for matchstick cuts
Mixing a vinaigrette by combining your ingredients in a small jar and giving it a good shake to emulsify is a really easy way of getting a well-made vinaigrette. A well-emulsified vinaigrette will stick to your salad better. Also, any leftover vinaigrette can be left inside of the jar and simply popped in the fridge for later use.
This style of slaw works well for a number of crunchy vegetable salads. It’s really as simple as combining a thinly sliced crunchy vegetable with pieces of fruit and a vinaigrette whose flavours complement each other
Keyword coleslaw, nectarine, red cabbage

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