is a tasty, time-honoured way of eating raw vegetables. The problem
is that it is traditionally prepared with lots of mayonnaise. Eating
raw vegetable is essential to your good health and consuming five
portions every day reduces your chances
of dying from all causes (stroke, heart attack, cancer
etc) by a staggering 42%.
The name Coleslaw
comes from the Dutch word ‘koolsla’, which means ‘cabbage
salad. Raw cabbage is known to protect against some cancers and
is loaded with vitamins: most specifically C, K and E; it also contains
high levels of soluble fibre and the antioxidant beta carotene.
can be made from any crunchy vegetables but generally consists of
cabbage, carrot and onion. Rather than mayonnaise make a dressing
of one part apple cider vinegar, one part olive
oil, black pepper, mustard, a teaspoon of honey and, if you must,
a teaspoon of brown sugar.
The cider vinegar
and oil can be boiled in a small pan and added to the vegetables
which will bring out a little more flavour and slightly soften raw
onion. After the Coleslaw has cooled stir in a couple of tablespoons
of plain yoghurt.
you can’t eat raw vegetables without mayonnaise don’t
buy mass produced products (which often contain inferior oils and
will be laced with preservatives) but make your own from olive oil,
egg yolks and cider vinegar!