Adam Liaw's cherry red coleslaw

Adam Liaw
Cherry red coleslaw.
Cherry red coleslaw. Photo: William Meppem

Make the best use of summer cherries with this delicious coleslaw. The cherry halves act as a pop of fresh sweetness to a mild coleslaw that works perfectly as an accompaniment.


½ head red cabbage

1 red onion

2 cups cherries, halved and pitted

½ cup sour cream

½ cup Japanese mayonnaise

1 tsp red wine vinegar

salt and pepper, to season

1 tbsp finely shredded curly parsley


1. Slice the cabbage and red onion using a mandoline, or shred as finely as you can with a knife. Combine with the remaining ingredients and lightly toss together until well combined. 

Adam's tip You can make the ribs well in advance and keep them warm until your barbecue guests arrive, but I'd recommend dressing the coleslaw when you're ready to serve.

Serve with Adam Liaw's smoky chipotle ribs