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The best free-from coleslaw recipe

This gluten free coleslaw recipe includes our dairy free / vegan dressing. A great summer salad, and we've includes swapsies for a Winter option too.

2 jars of layered coleslaw salad on a bench
We call this 'Dunc's Slaw', so called after the coleslaw Em's brother Duncan serves at his Newcastle eatery, Camera Shop. Dunc knows a thing or two about making the tastiest salads, just take a look at his Instagram feed - if only we lived nearer...
Here we'll show you how to make this quick and easy recipe that tastes seriously delicious!
Enjoy your slaw as a side dish to a barbeque, or a light summer frittata or gluten free summer quiche.
We also love the Kilner "lunch jar" salad - perfect for lunch on the go. It not only looks great but it's practical too! The trick is in the layering: start with your dressing, which goes in the bottom of the jar. Top this with something chunky, like robust veggies or some protein, and follow this with your slightly softer veg. Before finishing off with those little extras - nuts, seeds and herbs. 
Eat as a simple lunchtime picnic - simply stir up the layers just before you tuck in. 
2 jars of layered coleslaw salad on a bench

Both our suggested dressings work really well. For a Honeybuns twist on the classic homemade coleslaw, we've included a dairy free and vegan dressing option thereby making it as inclusive to as many people as possible. We used dairy free cream cheese from soy based brand Tofutti available online and in health food shops. 

To make this into a lovely winter slaw swap the raddishes with sliced sprouts.

Is this recipe free from?

As with all our recipes, this is gluten free and vegetarian. It is also nut free.

If you make it with dressing no. 2 it is dairy free and vegan friendly. 

How many does this salad serve?

It will serve 6.

What ingredients do I need to make this healthy salad?

layered jar of coleslaw salad on a bench

Coleslaw ingredients
1 apple, grated
1 fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced
1 carrot, grated
¼ red cabbage, thinly sliced
25g pine nuts, toasted
½ tbsp fennel seeds, toasted
100g radishes, thinly sliced
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
½ tsp ground white pepper

Dressing no 1
200g crème fraiche
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp gluten free Dijon mustard

Dressing no 2 (dairy free and vegan)
2 ripe avocados, peeled and stoned
Juice of 1 lemon
200g dairy free and vegan garlic and herb cream cheese

How to make your delicious coleslaw?

As a side salad
Place all the coleslaw ingredients into a large mixing bowl and gently stir with a wooden spoon until they are mixed up. For dressing no 1, stir the ingredients together in a bowl. Combine with the coleslaw and serve. It’s a pourable dressing. For dressing no 2, either mash the ingredients together with a fork or use a food processor and blitz until smooth. Combine with the coleslaw and serve. This dressing has more of a creamy, paste like texture.

As a layered salad in a jar
Pour your chosen dressing into the bottom of the jar. Then layer up with your sliced fruit and veg, finishing with the nuts, seeds, parsley and pepper.    

How long does this coleslaw keep for?

This coleslaw will keep for 3 days in the fridge.

Honeybuns All Day Cook Book front cover

'Dunc's Slaw' recipe taken from Honeybuns All Day Cook Book. Filled with over 100 gluten free and vegetarian recipes, this cook book is a must have for your recipe book collection. 

We really hope you enjoy this super simple gluten free recipe. Do let us know how you get on & we'd love to see your photos. If you have any questions, do get in touch via this blog in the comments section, or via facebook, email or telephone. 

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