Captains Tasty Tropical Coleslaw

What to put in

Main ingredients

1 medium cabbage – throw away outer leaves and hard core

1 apple – chopped

2 medium chopped onion (can be 1 white and 1 red)

Good handful of sultanas or currents (soaked in rum if you wish)

3 tablespoons of dried cranberries

Good amount of garlic – fine chopped – 1 bulb is good enough

3 fresh medium carrots – peeled and shredded

1 celery stalk cleaned and chopped

1 thin sliced red or yellow capsicum (or both)

1 cup (170 grams) mayonnaise (just enough to bind the ingredients together)

Add tropical flavors

1 tablespoon favorite herbs – eg. oregano, parsley, zatah,  etc

Chopped mango / papaya / pineapple to suit your taste

1 teaspoon 7 spice powder

1 teaspoon crushed black pepper

1 pinch of chili flakes

1 teaspoon fine chopped ginger

Extra ideas 

Try adding



Dried Bilberries


What to do

Shred the cabbage: Cut the cabbage in half , the quarters. Peel off a few of the thin outer layers. Cut out the tough core in the middle. Slice each quarter crosswise into thin shreds, or run the quarters through a food processor with a shredding blade. Transfer the shredded cabbage to a large mixing bowl.

Dry mix everything apart from the Mayonnaise

Blend in some dry white wine or apple cider – small amount – if you wish

Add enough mayonnaise to bind everything together without making it too sloppy.

Chill for an hour in the fridge – to combine the flavours.

Server and enjoy.


To keep

Cover and place the leftovers in the fridge and it should keep for a few days – depending how tasty it is to the fridge bandits!

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