Coleslaw - Public Domain
Coleslaw - Public Domain

Coleslaw is a salad of carrots and cabbage with mayonnaise and a mixture of vinegar. Although this dish is originally American, the Irish eat it regularly as a side dish with fish, meat, sandwiches, hamburgers, etc…. Although it is not a very dietetic dish, it has the merit of giving us a good conscience by eating vegetables!

Presentation of Coleslaw

Coleslaw, a coleslaw with grated cabbage and carrots

Most often, coleslaw is not served as a dish in itself. The Irish prefer it as an accompaniment to Fish and Chips or other typical Irish specialties.

Coleslaw is made from the most important vegetables in Irish food: cabbage and carrots, which, once cut and grated, are seasoned with a mixture of mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar or lemon. The mixture gives a very particular sweet/savoury taste, which enchants the green vegetable refractories .

In any case, the use of so much fat in the preparation of a salad makes Coleslaw a dish that is anything but healthy! But it tastes so good!

Coleslaw recipe


  • For 4 people
  • Duration : 15 mn
  • 1/2 white cabbage
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons plain white yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 granny apple (optional)


  • Wash the half white cabbage, and cut it into thin slices so as to obtain a julienne.
  • Then wash the carrots and grate them finely.
  • Wash and grate the Granny apple.
  • Mix the cabbage, carrots and apple in a large salad bowl.
  • Take a small bowl and pour in the mayonnaise, plain white yoghurt, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Mix the preparation until you obtain a homogeneous sauce.
  • Then pour the sauce over the salad, toss and place the Coleslaw in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • All you have to do is taste it!