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Coleslaw recipe Braai salad recipe

We got this coleslaw recipe from South Africa.  This is a family recipe that a friend kindly shared with us, and now we are sharing it with you. (with their permission)

Time:  5 min (+ refrigerating time)

Difficulty:  Easy

Festive Salad

It is perfect for serving with a traditional South African Braai, as well as serving it on a summer Christmas lunch table.

Recipe for Coleslaw

Basic Ingredients:

  • A bag of ready sliced cabbage and carrots.
  • 1 Cup of your favorite mayonaise
  • 1/3 Cup of White Sugar

Additional Ingredients:

  • Handful of raisins
  • Thinly sliced red or orange Sweet pepper
  • Can of Pineapple (drained)
  • Appel (grated)
  • Fresh Lemon juice

How to make coleslaw:

  1. Empty the mixed bag of cabbage and carrots in a very big bowl. 
  2. Now you can add the raisins, sweet pepper, and pineapple if you like (all according to your personal taste).
  3. If you like to add an apple, sprinkle the grated apple with a bit of lemon juice before adding it to the salad.  (I use all of the above.)
  4. Now mix the mayonnaise and sugar and then mix it into the cabbage mixture.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to mix.
How to make Coleslaw

Chef’s Tips:  You can add almonds and even finely chopped bananas. 

If you want to make it look very festive, serve it in a big cabbage leaf settled into a big glass bowl, and use green, red and yellow chopped sweet peppers.  

You can always add more carrots if the mixed bag you buy in the shop doesn’t have enough color.  Or add some red cabbage.

Serving suggestions:  In my opinion, it always looks best in a big glass bowl.  (The bigger the better.)  However, you can also serve it in small individual bowls or on a big platter board.

Planning a trip to South Africa?  Read our article on a hidden gem:  Italy and Paris in South Africa