Spicy slaw

Spicy slaw
Spicy slaw 

Cooking doesn't need a lot of tricky technique. This dish will give maximum effect for minimal effort.



2 tbsp castor sugar

2 tbsp rice vinegar or white vinegar

2 large carrots, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks

2 large handfuls white cabbage, shredded

2 large handfuls red cabbage, shredded

4 celery stalks, trimmed, cut into thin matchsticks

1 large red onion, thinly sliced

1 large handful Vietnamese mint leaves (or ordinary mint leaves)

1 large handful coriander leaves

Sweet chilli dressing

1 tbsp rice vinegar or white vinegar

1 tbsp castor sugar

1 ½ tbsp lime juice

2 tbsp fish sauce

2 long red chillies, seeded and finely chopped

½ tsp salt


For the salad:

Mix together the sugar and rice vinegar, add the carrot and leave to marinate for 20 minutes.

Put the white and red cabbage in a large mixing bowl. Drain the carrot and add to the cabbage with the celery, onion, mint and coriander.

For the dressing:

Mix together all the dressing ingredients, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

Add the dressing to the salad and toss together. Serve immediately.