Daddy’s Coleslaw

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Daddy’s Coleslaw with pine nuts and raisins

My Dad was not a great fan of eating raw vegetables. I always remember him preparing  for dinner early. Then he would sit down and take a rest before cooking the dinner. When he was sitting down I would always walk past the chopped veggies and steal a carrot slice or a piece of the cut pepper. Dad would always warn me that I would get sick from eating raw vegetables. I think it was he way of trying to stop me from eating all of them before they were cooked.

Later on he started to make his own coleslaw. It’s a recipe that contains raw carrots and cabbage. I would often taunt him with his own words. I would walk past and say I thought raw vegetables would make you sick. He would then just simply snort at me and laugh.

The best part about the homemade coleslaw was not only the raw vegetables but the homemade mayonnaise. My Dad, after he had made a simple coleslaw a few times, decided to add pine nut and raisins. When I was living at home I wasn’t a fan, but my tastes have changed over the years and I now enjoy the pine nuts and raisins. The raisins and pine nuts are optional so if you’re not a fan you can leave them from the recipe. I still love raw vegetables and this one is a huge favourite. Well worth a try.

Serves 6 – 8


Coleslaw with pine nuts and raisins


  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Food processor with slicing attachment
  • Large mixing or serving bowl
  • Scales
  • Tablespoon


  • Red cabbage x 1 small
  • Green cabbage x 1 small
  • Carrots x 2 large
  • Pine nuts x 100g
  • Raisins x 100g
  • Homemade mayonnaise x 8 -10 tbsp


  • If it’s not made already, start by making the homemade mayonnaise.
  • Once the mayonnaise is done, set aside and start making the coleslaw.
  • With the sharp knife, slice the red cabbage into quarters.
  • Next remove the core by slicing at an angle taking the hard end from the cabbage.
  • Set up the food processor with the slicing attachment.
  • Put the cabbage into the top part of the processor turn it on and slice until all the cabbage has been cut.
  • Remove the cabbage from the food processor and put into the large mixing bowl.
  • Repeat the process above with the green cabbage.
  • Now peel the carrots, cut the tops off and slice these in the food processor.
  • Mix all of these ingredients together.
  • Add in the pine nuts and raisins and mix again.
  • Then add the mayonnaise and give the coleslaw a final mix.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Daddy’s Coleslaw served at a BBQ

Daddy’s Coleslaw is a great companion for lots of meals. When I was living at home we would eat this dish as part of a cold supper on a Friday night. Dad would normally want to make a simple meal on Friday’s so we would normally have cold meats, bread and coleslaw or salad. Although, we would also eat this if we were having a BBQ or I love a cheese and coleslaw sandwich too. However you decide to eat this recipe, as always, enjoy.

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