Here’s an attempt to write down something I make, with some variants you might like. I think the proportions will probably work but I just do it by feel… so please check for balance and taste!


  • 3 cups purple cabbage, shredded

  • 3 cups white cabbage (or just more purple), shredded

  • 1 cup grated carrot

  • 1 cup coriander leaves, chopped

  • 1-2 cups bean sprounds (optional - or put in some other thing like fine cucumber julienne, or shredded fennel)

  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced (optional)

Toss all the veges first, then add the dressing and stir through.

Dress with mayonnaise or vinaigrette. Two options:

  1. Lime Vinaigrette —- see also below

  2. Vegan Mayonnaise

Lime vinaigrette

Put all this in a jar with a tightly closable lid then shake it to emulsify

  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (juice of 1 lime?) or lemon is also good grated lime rind if you can be bothered

  • 2 Tablespoons of good olive oil (might need more)

  • a tiny bit of chopped chilli (fresh if you have it)

  • splash of soy sauce or salt to taste