Coleslaw, with an Exotic Twist

Coleslaw, with an Exotic Twist

An exotic twist on the classic Cole Slaw, with flavours of lemongrass, tamarind, apples and cashews.

Serve as a side salad with chicken or fish, or add try a slight variation (below) for a tasty ‘Egg Role in a Bowl’.

Coleslaw, with an exotic twist


  • 1/4 red cabbage shredded
  • 1/4 Green Cabbage, shredded 
  • 2 Carrots, grated 
  • 2 Green Onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Apple, grated 
  • 1/3 Cup Cashews, toasted gently and crushed to medium size. *Optional, as topping


2 Tbsp soy sauce

Juice of 1 lime 

4 Tbsp Olive oil 

1 tsp The Spice Who Loved Me 

1/2 tsp Ground Pepper 

1 clove of Garlic, crushed 

1 tsp Ginger, freshly grated 

1. Prepare slaw ingredients and mix in a large bowl. 

2. Add dressing ingredients to a shaker cup or blender and mix well. Drizzle over slaw mixture and toss.

3. Top with toasted cashews and serve.

DIRECTIONSEgg Roll in a Bowl Variation

Egg Role in a Bowl
  1. To make this the egg roll in a bowl dish, omit the olive oil in the dressing. 
  2. Brown 1lb of ground pork with the garlic and ginger from the dressing recipe. 
  3. Once it’s browned and fragrant, add in the slaw mix and the rest of the dressing ingredients (soy sauce, lime, spice who loved me, ground pepper) and stir to combine (just until the cabbage has softened slightly 1-2 minutes). 
  4. Top with a little more fresh green onion and toasted cashews. 
  5. Serve immediately.