Simple ‘Slaw

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by ourtwokitchens on May 16, 2013

Our Two Kitchens love them some ‘slaw.

It hasn’t always been this way though. Up until last year I thought coleslaw was nothing more than the ‘salad’ in those sad little foil covered cups, the ones you get at take-away chicken shops. Thankfully that is not the case and I soon discovered that not all ‘slaws were created equal.

For me, a good ‘slaw is a crisp salad covered in a creamy dressing with just a hint of coriander and chilli. Absolutely irresistible.

Here is my very simple ‘slaw recipe featuring my kitchen staple: mayonnaise emergency jar of free-range egg garlicky aioli. Someone ate all the mayonnaise and didn’t make another batch! Who would do such a horrid thing?! Me? Probably. Ok, definitely. It was me.

Now if you wish to use your lovely home-made mayonnaise, and I encourage you to do so, just add to it some crushed garlic cloves. The amount of garlic you add will depend on your taste. I recommend you add one clove to a cup of mayonnaise, taste and then add half a clove at a time until you reach your desired galircklyness (sure that’s a word…). You only need 1/2 cup of mayonnaise for this receipe, so you will have some left over. Perfect for fish, potato chips, chicken…everything! Or you can buy pre-made aioli. I wont judge you, if you don’t judge me.

Simple ‘slaw


  • 2 cups Purple Cabbage (sliced, to your desired thickness )
  • 2 cups Sugarloaf Cabbage (sliced, to your desired thickness )
  • 1 large Carrot (sliced, to your desired thickness )
  • 3/4 cups Coriander (roughly chopped - adjust amount to your preference)
  • Chilli (thinly sliced - adjust to your preference, or omit)
  • 1/2 cup Garlic Mayonaisse/Aoili


Step 1
This recipe is very simple and also very open to adjustments/additions. If you fancy some capsicum, or cucumber or crunchy lettuce in here, add it! Get creative :D
Step 2
Take your sliced and diced cabbage and carrot (I like my strips of cabbage and carrot to be around 0.5cm wide) and add them to a large, clean bowl.
Step 3
Add in your coriander.
Step 4
Add in your garlicky mayonnaise/aioli.
Step 5
Mix it together, ensuring all your crunchy salad is coated in garlicky goodness. Use your hands, get messy!
Step 6
I like to add my chilli on top of the plated 'slaw (as pictured), but you can add it now if you wish. Now is also the time to have a taste (yay) Add more coriander, chilli and/or mayonnaise if you need to.
Step 7
Plate up and enjoy - I told you this was easy.
Step 8
This will keep, and stay crunchy, in an airtight container in your fridge for 2-4 days. Though I highly doubt it will last that long.

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