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Red Dragon Slaw – Super Salad

In what has been an eventful week in the UK from a political perspective it was refreshing to see a terrific demonstration of teamwork last night. I am of course talking about the Wales Football (soccer) team at #Euro2016, the European Football Championship. Wales beat Belgium (ranked 2nd in World) to reach the semi finals and a match against Portugal. They really showed how to play to their strengths and give everything for their team mates, manager, coaching team and fans. In honour of this result I thought I would create a recipe as I love slaw but am not a huge fan of traditional coleslaw with loads of mayo. This is a great  side dish  for your BBQ and perfect for  4th July celebrations too. It is very versatile going well with chicken, ribs, beef, fish or vegetarian dishes.




  • 1/2 small red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 12 small red radishes, halved and finely sliced
  • large red apple, cored & chopped ( I used Braeburn)
  • 2 large continental onions (scallions) or 4 spring onions, finely shredded into 3cm (1 1/4inch) pieces
  • 1/2 mild or medium red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • bunch of fresh mint, finely shredded
  • 2cm  (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 lime, juice and rind
  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar or runny honey
  • 2 -3 teaspoons of rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yuzu juice (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame and pumpkin seeds (optional)
Chopped & Shredded

Chopped & Shredded


  • Combine cabbage, radishes, onions and apple in a large bowl
  • Combine the remaining ingredients except the mint and seeds and mix to make the dressing
  • Mix both together gently, add the shredded mint and top with a sprinkling of seeds ( if using)

My Red Dragon Slaw – like #FAWales – a winner!

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