In the rush that was Christmas I bought two cookbooks. One I already had – but I needed to get over the £20 spend to get free delivery on Amazon so I also bought ‘Superfoods’ by Julie Montagu.
There had been a lot of chatter about Superfoods around that time – especially when one team on the Apprentice had an embarrassing moment misunderstanding what Superfoods were all about.
A quick flick through the book got me excited. Unlike other healthy living books this one generally gets by with using easy to get ingredients. Proof of the pudding was this dish.
The Cabbage, Carrot and Flaxseed Coleslaw is in the ‘Sides’ section of the book – and the recipe is enough for 4-6 people – but we just ate it as a main.
It’s incredibly easy to make – much like most of the recipes in the book – I think I had it made in less than 15 minutes. And there’s no cooking either; it’s all completely raw.
All you do is shred a savoy cabbage and a purple cabbage, grate some carrots, finely slice a red onion and toss into the mix a handful of mange tout.
To the coleslaw base to add a dressing made up of olive oil, garlic, dill, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and the juice of a lemon.
Mix it all together and serve with a generous sprinkling of flax seeds.
If you can’t find flax seeds buy linseeds. They are the same thing.
This salad was amazing on its own and would be the perfect accompaniment to any other dish I think – maybe a BBQ once the weather gets better in 6 months time!
Loved this book – and loved this recipe – thoroughly recommended!