Hey guess what? I went on holiday to a magical land called Bath. I climbed some trees, ate some fudge, saw a life sized sculpture of a minotaur (horrible), met a herd of unfriendly sheep, went to Jane Austin’s house, snuck into some old churches and dressed like a Victorian milk maid. So, pretty standard holiday but I’m sorry if you feel neglected my dears. I’m back now so you can dry those weeping eyes – sorry for my use of the word ‘weeping’, it was unnecessary. Please click here for your apology present that has nothing whatsoever to do with anything.
Anyway, let’s move swiftly on to the all mighty SLAW! Over the past few months, I’ve indulged in my fair share of coleslaw, but now barbecue season is over and I’ve been left a little traumatised. Coleslaw is certainly something I enjoy eating but not watching other people eat. Perhaps I’ve just seen one too many grannies with coleslaw gathered in the corners of their crinkly old mouths, but I crave something a little fresher and less mayonnaise-y. So, lucky for us, I came up with this recipe. It’s a nod to the humble coleslaw but the toasted cashews and ginger give it a warmer and slightly more Autumnal feel than the wet sloppy white stuff. Enjoy!
Cashew rainbow slaw
Serves 4 as a side / Hands on time 20 mins / Total time 20 mins / V Vn Gf Df
You’ll need: A large non-stick frying pan
200g toasted cashew nuts
½ small red cabbage
2 carrots, peeled and grated
1 red pepper, de-seeded and diced
Handful fresh coriander, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
Knob ginger, grated
1 tbs cider vinegar
1 tbs sesame oil
1 tbs runny honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 lime, juiced
½ tsp chilli flakes
½ tsp sea salt flakes
1. Start by putting a large non-stick saucepan over a medium to high heat. Once hot, toast the cashews for a few minutes keeping them moving in the pan until they’re golden. Put to one side.
2. Thinly slice the cabbage , dice the pepper, grate the carrot and chop the coriander. Add them to a large bowl along with the cooled cashews. Stir until combined well.
3. To make the dressing add the grated ginger and the crushed garlic to a small bowl. Mix in the sesame oil, cider vinegar, honey, dijon mustard, lime juice, chilli flakes and salt.
4. Pour the dressing over the slaw, mix well and serve.
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V– Vegetarian Vn– Vegan Gf – Gluten free. Df – Dairy free.