Quick green slaw with harissa dressing and pepitas

Give your coleslaw a kick with this harissa dressing.
Give your coleslaw a kick with this harissa dressing. Photo: Katrina Meynink
Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Vegetarian

This simple slaw, all green and bright, is taken up a notch with the addition of a tart harissa dressing and the crunch of pepitas (pumpkin seeds). Harissa is incredibly variable in heat between brands so add slowly, taste often and adjust to your preference.

Ingredients

Dressing

¾ cup natural yoghurt

1 clove garlic, crushed

juice and zest of ½ lemon

1 tbsp rose harissa paste (or harissa paste), or to taste

Slaw

1½ cups coriander leaves, chopped

½ cup mint leaves, chopped

½ cup flat leaf parsley leaves, chopped

1 bunch cavolo nero (flat leaf kale), stems removed, finely sliced (about 1½ cups finely sliced kale)

¼ red cabbage, very finely shredded

½ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

¼ cup pistachio kernels, finely chopped

Method

1. Add the dressing ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. Taste and adjust harissa and seasoning to taste. Set aside.

2. Add all the slaw ingredients, except the pepitas and pistachios, to a large bowl and toss to combine. Add the dressing, a few spoonfuls at a time, tossing regularly until the slaw is evenly coated but not drowning in the dressing. Sprinkle over the pepitas and crushed pistachios when ready to serve.

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