The weather continued to be uncommonly hot this week. So I am currently chomping down on my eighth chopped raw salad for this week. Phew! Now that would be a lot of manual chopping, if it weren’t for the help of my beloved food processor. Gosh, what did we do before those phenomenal machines came along? Seeing as I am singing the praises of my food processor, I should also express my undying love for my Vitamix blender, which gets the vegan dressing so incredibly creamy. Honestly, that Vitamix blender was THE single best culinary investment I have ever made!
Seeing as I posted my simple vegan cashew dressing a few days ago, I thought it only fitting that I post my favourite raw coleslaw recipe, that blends beautifully with this vegan dressing. This raw coleslaw is fresh, raw, simple, quick, easy, nutritious, satisfying and refreshing. It is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and soy free. Oh, and did I mention, absolutely delicious! If you are looking for fabulous food processor recipes this is a winner!
I have mentioned before that I was not a fan of traditional coleslaws. I found them sloppy and boring. I didn’t really embrace the virtue of this simple healthy salad until I started making vegan salad dressings, tossing the cabbage with olive oil and lemon juice, and adding in a few greens. I find raw coleslaw more interesting with a bit of a zesty green kick! This raw coleslaw recipe ticks all of the necessary boxes, and scores top points for me. I now have a claw for the raw vegan slaw!
This simple raw coleslaw is a good balance of vegetables for me. But you could really add anything you wanted. Spinach and rocket work well. I just love the nutritional density and texture of kale. You could just toss these vegetables with a generous amount of olive oil, lemon juice and Celtic sea salt if you need to make this coleslaw recipe nut free. But I really love the depth of flavour the cashews add.
With all of my quick and easy recipes -- feel free to experiment and create your perfect blend. You might like less garlic, more cashews, more lemon juice for your coleslaw etc. Every palate is different; and it depends on the season, and what you are serving it with. Just like my raw red cabbage salad, this raw coleslaw tastes absolutely scrumptious with some organic boiled eggs.
For me, I blend up the basic vegan dressing that I have provided. Then I drizzle over the chopped vegetables; and then adopt the "toss, add and taste" approach. I always toss through extra extra olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste at the end to finish off my perfect blend. YUM. YUM. YUM! So yummy that I always double this raw coleslaw recipe and have it on hand in the fridge for a few days.
This is a fantastic raw salad recipe to take to that Summer party or BBQ. I took this raw coleslaw to a party the other night and everyone loved it. I hope you do too! YUMMO!