Crunchy Country Coleslaw

You don’t have to have a backyard barbie to enjoy our Crunchy Country Coleslaw.

Crunchy Country Coleslaw

You don’t have to be in the country or have a barbie to enjoy our Crunchy Country Coleslaw. You could pair it with grilled meat or fish, or use it to add ‘oomph’ to your sandwiches.

Serves: 10

Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped green capsicum


In a large bowl, add the mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar and salt, and mix well. Add the cabbage, carrot and capsicum and toss to coat. Cover and store in fridge until ready to serve.


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    25th Nov 2015
    TWO tablespoons of sugar???? I make a similar coleslaw, and sugar is totally unnecessary (and unhealthy)! Add more shredded/grated carrot and a small, finely chopped red onion. And capsicum doesn't belong in a coleslaw.
    fish head
    25th Nov 2015
    Agree wholeheartedly, Bookworm. They are sticking sugar in everywhere unnecessarily.
    25th Nov 2015
    Yes, fish head. And I forgot to mention that salt is also not necessary. The lemon juice gives it more than enough flavour! This is not a healthy coleslaw recipe. Omit the salt and sugar, people.
    25th Nov 2015
    Country Coleslaw - I dont think so!! Ingredients that are not necessary - sugar, capsicum & salt. (Who puts capsicum in coleslaw)? Add healthy ingedience - eg. Fennel, celeriac, onion. Plus no mention of homemade mayonnaise (much healthier plus you know what is in it).
    25th Nov 2015
    I agree with the general consensus of opinion, i.e. no capsicum, no sugar, no salt just plain red or green cabbage, carrot and homemade, YES homemade, mayonnaise :)
    25th Mar 2016
    I know who puts capsicum in coleslaw: country people like me (and any gardener) who has a veggie plot producing them for free. Not being very fond of them I find this a good way to include this healthy vegetable in my diet.
    Dr Google says about red capsicums: Nutritional value: Very low in kilojoules, three times the vitamin C of an orange, excellent source of beta-carotene and one of the best sources of other carotenoids, such as lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin and, to a lesser extent, lycopene. Health benefits: May have anti-cancer properties by blocking the formation of cancer-causing agents called nitrosamines.
    Must agree that salt and sugar are unnecessary but I do add mustard powder.
    25th Nov 2015
    Healthy?? I don't think so!
    25th Mar 2016
    The problem is this is probably an American recipe. They chuck sugar in most salad recipes - and, well let's face it - everything....

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