Lorna’s Vietnamese Coleslaw

Note:
Lorna made this salad for our team meeting the other day and it was so moorish that I had to recreate the magic at home. She served it with small squares of flat bread – delish! Anthony liked it a lot too but next time he’d like it with raw carrots, raw corn from the cob and chinese cabbage instead of green cabbage.

Ingredients (makes a big bowl):
1/2 a green cabbage, chopped into fine pieces
2 large carrots, slightly cooked so they are still crunchy
1 corn on the cob, slightly cooked so it’s still crunchy
3 spring onions, finely chopped
2 cups bean sprouts
1/2 cup fresh coriander, chopped
1/2 cup fresh Vietnamese mint
Lorna also adds fresh basil!
Kirsty’s other ingredient ideas include red cabbage, capsicum and gluten-free fried noodles (Chang’s)

Dressing:
Sesame oil
Rice wine vinegar / apple cider vinegar
Caster sugar
Tamari or fish sauce
This is tricky because it’s totally up to your own tastebuds. I recommend you start with these ingredients and experiment to find the taste you want. Lorna likes to match the amount of sesame oil with the amount of vinegar.

Instructions:
1. Cook carrots so they are slightly soft but still crunchy.
2. Once cooked, remove carrots from boiling water and add cob of corn, again cooking so it’s a little soft but still crunchy.
3. Run cold water over carrots and corn to cool.
4. Chop up coleslaw ingredients. Mix well in bowl.
5. Remove corn from cob with a knife and add to salad.
6. Add carrots to salad.
7. Mix up coleslaw dressing.
8. When serving, allow people to add their own dressing using a teaspoon. This works particularly well if you’re serving the coleslaw in flat bread.

Kudos:
Lorna is an amazing cook. Stay tuned for some more of her great recipes!

3 Comments Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s