Red cabbage, apple and carrot healthy slaw.

BBQ season almost makes my heart sink. I really am not a fan of huge hunks of meat, especially when they are not cooked well and partially cremated. I should be a vegetarian really, if I lived alone I probably would be. Add to the meat issue the fact that I am wheat intolerant and that add an extra dimension.

However I mentioned the word “almost”… BBQ’s have their saving graces. I love the social aspect, the outdoors aspect, the totally English way that people still BBQ in the rain, the relaxed atmosphere. 

So for me BBQ’s become less about the meat and more about the salads. Salad doesn’t have to be boring. Really, it doesn’t.

I grew up in a hotel, that provided very good food to some very lucky guests. My mum’s cooking was legendary. On Sundays it was quiche and salad night. I think this was devised in order to make life a bit easier, less cooking, more time for church and family time. However my mum, being my mum, used to make about 7 different salads. Not your lettuce, tomato, cucumber type of salad, but all kinds of incredibly inventive salads full of colour, crunch and taste.

This salad reminds me of those days. I made it because my husband bought a red cabbage instead of a white cabbage. Which ended up being a genius shopping mistake, this salad is so much better for the red and not the white. I made it for a BBQ and it got great reviews. 

So at your next BBQ I challenge you to focus less on the meat and more on the salad. Go on. 

Dietitian UK: Red Cabbage, apple and carrot slaw (healthy coleslaw recipe)

This will also make a great side salad 🙂 I’ve got leftovers in my fridge that I’m looking forward to having this weekend. 

Red cabbage, apple and carrot slaw
Serves 6
A twist on coleslaw, perfect salad for summer outdoors eating and BBQ's. Crunchy, tangy, sweet and creamy all at once.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
66 calories
13 g
31 g
1 g
2 g
0 g
131 g
48 g
9 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 31mg
Sodium 48mg
Total Carbohydrates 13g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1/4 red cabbage
  2. 2 apples
  3. 2 large carrots
  4. 1 egg
  5. olive oil
  6. 1 dessert spoon mustard
  7. 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  1. Grate or chop the red cabbage, apples and carrot in a food processor or by hand, mix it all together.
  2. Beat the egg and gradually add some olive oil, whisking all the time to make a mayonnaise, it will thicken.
  3. Stir in the mustard.
  4. Mix the mayonnaise into the vegetables along with the white wine vinegar.
  5. Taste and serve.
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