The best winter veg coleslaw

Coleslaw

Serves 6

  • 2 carrots, different colours if you can find them, peeled

  • 1 bulb fennel, trimmed

  • 3-4 radishes, use at least two out of this, the beetroot, celeriac and cabbage

  • 1 light-coloured beetroot, peeled, use at least two out of this, the radishes, celeriac and cabbage

  • ½ small celeriac, peeled, use at least two out of this, the radishes, beetroot and cabbage

  • 400 g red and white cabbage, outer leaves removed, use at least two out of this, the radishes, beetroot and celeriac

  • ½ red onion, peeled

  • 1 shallot, peeled

  • 1 lemon

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 handful fresh soft herbs (use mint, fennel, dill, parsley and chervil), leaves picked and chopped

  • 250 ml yoghurt

  • 2 tablespoons mustard

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

Shred the carrots, fennel, and your choice of radishes, beetroot, turnip or celeriac on a mandoline, or use the julienne slicer in your food processor. Put the veg into a mixing bowl. Slice the cabbage, onion and shallot as finely as you can and add to the bowl. In a separate bowl, mix half the lemon juice, a lug of extra virgin olive oil, the chopped herbs, yoghurt and mustard. Pour this dressing over the veg and mix well to coat everything. Season to taste with salt and pepper and the rest of the lemon juice if you like.



Really delicious served with thinly sliced leftover roast lamb, pork or rare roast beef, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.

Nutritional Information

Method

Coleslaw is something most of us have grown up eating, yet a lot of the time it must have been made so badly! With this in mind, I want to bring it back with a vengeance. I've used yoghurt instead of mayonnaise to bind the vegetables because it not only tastes better, in my opinion, but it's also healthier. If you're struggling to find radishes or fennel, don't worry. Just do what you can, but remember that the more interesting crunchy vegetables you can get shredded into this baby, the better! PS If you haven't got round to getting yourself a food processor yet, and you're serious about cooking, do go and buy one. It won't be a waste of money – unlike most kitchen gadgets you'll use it all the time, especially for recipes like this one.

Shred the carrots, fennel, and your choice of radishes, beetroot, turnip or celeriac on a mandoline, or use the julienne slicer in your food processor. Put the veg into a mixing bowl. Slice the cabbage, onion and shallot as finely as you can and add to the bowl. In a separate bowl, mix half the lemon juice, a lug of extra virgin olive oil, the chopped herbs, yoghurt and mustard. Pour this dressing over the veg and mix well to coat everything. Season to taste with salt and pepper and the rest of the lemon juice if you like.

Really delicious served with thinly sliced leftover roast lamb, pork or rare roast beef, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 127
    6%
  • Carbs 11.7g
    5%
  • Sugar 9.4g 10%
  • Fat 6.1g 9%
  • Saturates 1.6g 8%
  • Protein 4.6g 10%
Of an adult's reference intake

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