South African Style Coleslaw


In South Africa, coleslaw is a favorite summer side-dish, and I haven’t forgotten my heritage!

Thankfully, my Mom has a delicious coleslaw recipe that has become a staple at summer BBQs.

Her recipe makes a side salad for 4 to 6 people and it’s as easy as…


1/3 of a small red cabbage, shredded
1 sweet red apple, diced into small pieces
1 medium carrot, grated
1 small white onion, chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup of raisins

1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
4 heaped tablespoons of Paleo mayonnaise (more if you like a very creamy dressing)


In a medium bowl, layer the cabbage, apple, carrot and onion, then add the raisins.
Toss gently to mix the salad.
In a separate small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients together well.
Add the dressing mixture to the salad bowl and toss until thoroughly mixed.
Refrigerate and enjoy chilled when serving.
I hope you enjoy my Mom’s recipe as much as I do!

Camilla Carboni

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2 thoughts on “South African Style Coleslaw

  1. G Vicenti

    Camilla, thank you for your yummy recipes! I really like that you just get down to business with the ingredients and steps and don’t write a lot about the history behind them. Thank you!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so pleased to hear that you enjoy the recipes and I’m so glad to hear that you like the concise style – I figured everyone is super busy so I try to keep it concise 🙂

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