Hot and fruity Caribbean coleslaw

A million miles away from those heavy creamy coleslaw's, this is one to wake up your taste buds. It’s fruity, hot and even healthy. I could eat this just on its own, it’s so delicious. And it’s a wonderful contrast to all that hot barbecued meat. Make a big bowlful!



  • 3 tsp mustard, English or French
  • 100ml/3½fl oz cider vinegar
  • 8 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 100ml/3½fl oz olive oil
  • ½ tbsp hot chilli sauce
  • ½ savoy cabbage, core removed, shredded
  • ½ white cabbage, core removed, shredded
  • ½ red onion, very thinly sliced
  • ½ small mango, peeled and the flesh cut into matchsticks
  • 2 red chillies, seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put the mustard, vinegar and sugar in a jam jar. Screw on the lid and give it a good shake.
  2. Add the oil, salt, pepper and hot chilli sauce. Shake again then pour into a large serving bowl.
  3. Toss in the cabbage, onion, mango and chillies and mix well. Taste, and add more salt and pepper if needed.