Delicious, quick and so simple to make, this Easy Apple Coleslaw is the perfect partner to pork, ham, chicken or sausages. It’s also a great potluck, barbecue or picnic recipe! (Serves 4 as a side dish, or 8 as part of a potluck, buffet or barbecue spread.)
Place the mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl and stir to combine.
Add the grated carrot and apple and stir well.
Add the cabbage, spring onions and celery, and stir again.
Add 1 tablespoon of the nigella seeds and stir well to ensure everything is evenly distributed.
Sprinkle over the remaining nigella seeds as a garnish and serve.
Using 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar gives the coleslaw a really nice tang, which contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the apples. However, if you prefer a less tangy flavour, I recommend using only 1 tablespoon of the vinegar.
Depending on how juicy your apples are, putting the grated apple straight into the coleslaw can make it a bit wet and sloppy. My top tip here is to gently squeeze most of the juice out of the grated apples before adding it into the coleslaw. Totally your call though, if you don’t mind a slightly ‘wetter’ coleslaw, there’s no need to do this step.
If you are not a fan of nigella seeds (also known as kolonji or black onion seeds), or you can’t find them, feel free to substitute with a seed or nut you prefer – toasted pumpkin seeds or chopped walnuts would be good substitutes.
Not suitable for freezing.
Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.