How To Make Simple Nigerian ColeSlaw At Home

 getting ready for my special cole slaw with heinz classic mayonnaise,
 salad cream, Premium dressing and  thousand Island premium dressing.
I never use all  at once, it is either one or the other depending on how I want to use the cole slaw
Dear Diary,
A reader  wants to know  how to make salad and cole slaw
.Today I am posting how I make my cole slaw.
Both vegetable and Fruit salad recipes will come later.
 cole slaw with salad cream
I made this cole slaw in 10 minutes. There are times I do not want it served with jollof rice and today is one of those times. I felt like just filling myself with some salad or cole slaw, I went for  cole slaw. Got it ready in 10 minutes and enjoyed myself thoroughly. It's a good thing I made much because the girls actually wanted some more again and again and again.

 ingredients for my cole slaw
INGREDIENTS FOR MY SPECIAL COLE SLAW

  1. cabbage
  2. carrots
  3. onion (optional)
  4. salt
  5. warm water
  6. Salad dressing
STEPS TO MAKING MY COLE SLAW
     grating clean carrots for cole slaw making
  • The carrots are washed and peeled like oranges before shredding with a sharp grater.
  •  chopping cabbage for cole slaw
  • The cabbage is chopped with  a knife and soaked in salted warm water for about 5 to 7 minutes. (the salted warm water takes away that cabbage smell) 

  •  chopped cabbage soaked in a bowl of salted warm water
  • A few slices of thinly chopped onion are mixed with the carrots and cabbage.(optional)
  • The salad cream, mayonnaise or other dressings are added to the mixture depending on the flavor I want, and what I want to eat the cole slaw with.
  • My cole slaw is stored in the fridge 'cos I like it cold!
 cole slaw with more carrots than usual
 enjoying my cole slaw without jollof rice
NOTE:1.  I did not add onion to this because I didn't want onion breath on a sunday :()
NOTE:2. The carrot is more because I wanted more orange color today.
NOTE:3. I do not add boiled egg here, leave that for mashed potato salad.

 disposed carrot skin
 dressing and creams for my cole slaw
Have fun mixing this easy to make coleslaw! You can add some slices of onion to yours.
Enjoy!

27 comments:

Tina Dennis said...

Oh boy!!! Eya pls dont kill me....

Brenda said...

Thankyou Eya for this lovely simple recipe. I often go out and buy coleslaw without realizing that I have the ingredients in the house to make it myself, and fresh too.

Toinlicious said...

Simple and healthy

Happy new year Eya

Anonymous said...

Thanka.plx teach us fried rice recipe

Eya Ayambem said...

Check at the top left hand corner of your screen, where you have "search this blog" Type in the words; *curried vegetable rice served with chicken* then click on search. When the options come up, click and read. Thanks. Hope that answers

Eya Ayambem said...

Happy New Year Toin! May 2013 be more rewarding than all the past year of your life, Amen.

Eya Ayambem said...

*years*

Eya Ayambem said...

No Tina, why should I? Just enjoy your simple cole slaw. *wink*

Eya Ayambem said...

Hi Brenda, I used to buy cole slaw too, then, I didn't know how to stop the cabbage smell. LOL!

Dobby said...

looks really nice :) eya. sometimes, i actually add sardines in mine. Gives it a really nice taste.

Anonymous said...

I usually prefer to make my own dressing using olive oil, lemon juice black pepper and a pinch of salt. I find it is healthier

Akua Priscilla Yeboah said...

swallowing very hard! your cole slaw looks very colorful.

Eya Ayambem said...

You are right Dobby, very nice taste. I add sardines when I want to use it for sandwiches. Love love the taste of cole slaw sandwiches.

Eya Ayambem said...

Makes sense. Thank you, I will try that.

Eya Ayambem said...

Thanks Priscy! Sending some by courier.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

awwww! Am jealous seems everybody loves cole slaw asides me. Wished I can eat it,but always feel like throwingup each time I try.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Eya dis is really nice and simple thanks for dis tip please can u prepare puffpuff and eggroll thans

Eya Ayambem said...

Ok, can you give me some time please?

Eya Ayambem said...

Ok, I think I have to learn how to make my egg rolls better for your sake, so I can publish. Just give me some time OK?

joy said...

Please did u drain out the warm salted water used for soaking the cabbage after some time,because you didn't mention that or you used the cabbage soaked in the warm water with the carrots. Thanks.

Eya Ayambem said...

Yes Joy, I drained out the salted warm water.

onyinyechukwu said...

Its always a pleasure visiting ur blog.God bless u for d good job!

Anonymous said...

So coleslaw is just cabbage and carrot and salad cream/mayonnaise?. Please what else can i add to it? Can I add baked beans or corn beef?

Eya Ayambem said...

Add some thinly chopped onion.

bukky said...

Very nice.I like it's orange look.

Anonymous said...

Eya...u mentioned soakin d cabbage wit warm water, doesnt d water soften n reduces its nutritional value. Or does it still remain cripsy after soaking ? Am preparin jollof rice wit coleslaw my favorite meal any day

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this so simple recipe. If you have to add some eggs with the salad, how's it prepared and how long shd it last in the fridge?

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