How to Make Coleslaw



Coleslaw simply means cabbage salad. It is a blend of finely shredded cabbage, carrots and a few other crunchy vegetables. It is then generously dressed with mayonnaise and salad cream.
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It is generally eaten as a side dish to such foods as Jollof Rice, Grilled Chicken, Moi Moi and many other rice dishes.
Coleslaw is usually served chilled to allow the dressing settle into the vegetables.


  • 1 small cabbage
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • ½ tin of green peas
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5 tablespoons of salad cream (preferably Heinz Classic Salad Cream)
  • 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • A pinch of salt


All the vegetables need to be washed.

  1. Cut the cabbage, green bell pepper and onions into very tiny pieces.
  2. Scrape and shred the carrots using a grater, then use a knife to cut across the shreds to make the pieces even smaller.
  3. Put the cabbage, green pepper, green peas, onions and carrots into a large bowl and stir till you get a good mix.
  4. In a separate, smaller bowl, mix the salad cream, mayonnaise, sugar and salt.
  5. Pour the cream mix into the bowl of vegetables and stir very well.
  6. Chill and serve.

Note: If you prefer the coleslaw creamier, you can increase the quantity of the salad cream. Feel free to add a pinch of ground pepper if you like it spicy.

Coleslaw can be eaten alone or as a side dish to Jollof Rice, Coconut Rice, Fried Rice and other Nigerian rice dishes.