Chipotle slaw


chipotle slawI’ve been noticing a trend towards flavoured coleslaws in the shops – anything from coronation ‘slaw, jalapeño ‘slaw, barbecue ‘slaw. I’m not sure wacky variations are always a good idea, but some twists on such a basic recipe can be extremely successful. I have to say, I find egg and dairy-free mayonnaise can have a slightly sweet flavour which benefits from being hidden behind some robust, punchy flavours.

Never tried this before, but ended up to be quite delicious and a great side to go with your burger of choice. The smoky chipotle Tabasco (by all means use other forms of chipotle) gives both a subtle heat and a smoky overtone which would work beautifully with any barbecued foods. The lime and coriander adds that sharp and herby tickle that stands above the smokiness.

Smoky Chipotle Slaw (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)


Serves 4

  • 1/2 white cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped into a very fine dice (by all means use chilli if you like it hot, hot, hot!)
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 3 tbsp dairy and egg-free mayonnaise
  • 1tbsp smoky chipotle Tabasco sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Salt and pepper


– Mix together all the ingredients.
– Let sit for a few minutes, then taste. Add more salt or lime as desired.
– Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.
– Best eaten on the day it’s made, or the salt starts to draw out the water from the veg.






2 Comments Add yours

  1. Yanic A. says:

    That sounds delicious… Since we can’t eat onions of any kind, I’m trying to figure out what we could sub for… Any idea?

    1. lucylox says:

      I reckon just leave them out – maybe add a bit of green pepper for colour? X

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