Tuesday, 29 July 2014


Here's an extract from the Scouse dictionary:

Minty: Adjective:
Dirty looking, off, out of date, undesirable

Therefore to describe this slaw as just "Minty" wouldn't sit very well with me. Therefore I shall call it my "(Not At All) Minty Slaw."

Perfect for a summer dinner or BBQ. It can be whipped up in no time but is even better when prepared in advance to allow the fresh chili mint flavour to really infuse with the other ingredients.

If your planning some AL Fresco dining this weekend why not whip yourself up a batch for the perfect summer side - my recipe below will serve 8 hungry picnickers!

(Not so) Minty Slaw

1 White Cabbage
1 Red Onion
2 Medium Sized Carrots
2 Finely Chopped Whole Red Chilli's
Large Handful Fresh Mint
4 Tsp Mayonnaise
4 Tbsp Cider Vinegar
4 Tbsp Olive Oil

  1. Take your cabbage, onion and carrots and coarsely grate. You can whizz them through the chopper on a food processor instead if you wish. Don't worry if everything is not the same size, the different sizes of veg will add texture to your slaw. Throw everything into a large bowl.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients into another bowl and give them all a good mix together to create a deliciously fresh and punchy chili mint dressing.
  3. Add it too the bowl with the vegetables and using your hands (it's the best way to do it!) toss all the veg though the dressing until it is all well coated. 
  4. Taste and adjust to your taste by adding more mint, chili or vinegar. Add more mayo if you wish but this will make the slaw quite wet and sloppy after a while so only do this if your going to eat the same day. Cover with film and leave to rest for at least one hour.
For best results, keep the slaw chilled in the fridge over night and serve the next day. It will really be punchy with the flavors by that point.

The slaw really has a spicy kick with the chili but if you are not a spice fan then make sure you de-seed them before chucking them into the mix.
I think once you make and try this slaw then you'll agree with me that it is "Not So Minty" after all!

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