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!
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!