Family Christmas menu – Summer asian slaw

Family Christmas menu

This recipe is part of our gorgeous family Christmas menu – for those of you who are after a fresh, tasty and easy menu that will please the whole family. In this article, is the recipe for our Summer Asian Slaw. If you haven’t already, you might like to check out the rest of the menu – just click on the links below.

Marmalade and whiskey glazed ham

Retro raspberry and beetroot jelly 

Summer Asian Slaw

Summer ratatouille

Passionberry Pavlova

Summer Asian Slaw


1 cup shredded white cabbage

1 cup shredded red cabbage

2 carrots peeled and grated

1 raw beetroot peeled and grated

1/2 daikon (or 4 radishes) peeled and grated (daikon is sometimes called a Chinese radish)

Toasted sesame seeds for garnish

1 finely chopped spring onion or finely chopped mint for garnish

Using a food processor (easy) or a hand grater prepare the following ingredients and mix in a large bowl.

Sesame Dressing

6 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds (place in a non-stick pan and toast on a low heat until they start to colour)

4 Tbsp mayonaise

4 Tbsp rice vinegar

3 Tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp sesame oil

Pince of salt

Place seasame seeds in a non-stick pan and toast on a low heat until they start to colour.

Set a few seeds aside as garnish. Using a mortar and pestle grind the warm sesame seeds to a coarse consistency.

Combine all ingredients including the seeds in a food processor and blitz until combined. (Or shaking it in a tightly sealed jar will work too)

Pour over the coleslaw and mix well.

Garnish with finely chopped spring onion or mint and toasted sesame seeds.

Don’t forget to check out the other recipes in this Family Christmas Menu… there’re all delicious! 

Marmalade and whiskey glazed ham

Retro raspberry and beetroot jelly 

Summer ratatouille

Passionberry Pavlova

Vanessa and Ingrid Opera

Vanessa and Ingrid share food and photography as their passions. They started in 2009, when they both started having kids. Their blog is a journey through the ups and downs of motherhood with ideas and recipes that have helped make their busy lives a little easier and more enjoyable.It also has lots of fun features such as cook offs between the two sisters.

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