Thermomix Coleslaw with Lime Aioli

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Thermomix coleslaw is a super easy salad or side dish to make. I’ve taken this dish one step further and paired the coleslaw with a zingy lime dressing. You will also notice the inclusion of green apples and slivered almonds.

Apple coleslaw in a bowl and a hand adding slivered almonds

I know it can be tempting to buy a packet of dry slaw from the supermarket or even one of those “dressing drenched” tubs of coleslaw, but homemade really is so much better! You may not think my Thermomix coleslaw could taste so much better than the bought varieties, but I promise it does. This apple slaw is worth the extra five minutes it takes to make.

Is Homemade Coleslaw Healthier than Store-bought?

When it comes to homemade salads it’s not just the taste that’s an improvement! The nutritional value of making your own salad is far superior to the store-bought varieties.

There are a number of reasons why this is true;

  • Produce starts to lose nutrients from the time its harvested. Pre-made salads undergo longer processing time to get from the farm to the shelf. This means the vegetables used in the salad are considerably older than the unprepped vegetables on the shelf.
  • Once you cut up fruit and vegetables the oxidisation further deteriorates the nutrient content. Pre cut salads usually have a “use by date” of a week or more after the packaging. This means the nutrients are depleting on the shelf at a faster rate than the whole vegetables.
  • Making your own salads allows you to control the ingredients and avoid any additives.
  • Salads with dressing added such as tub salads could have a large amount of sugar, unhealthy fats or artificial flavours.

Cost effective Apple Slaw

Another reason I prefer to make my own salads is that they are so much more cost-effective. Half a head of green cabbage and a quarter of purple cabbage makes enough coleslaw to feed a small army for multiple days. Adding a few other special touches such as apple and almond, or cranberry and roasted coconut changes the flavour and nutrient profile without adding a huge cost. Whereas in our house, premade salads are only just enough as a side for one meal.

Thermomix Coleslaw Ingredients

The main ingredients in my slaw are usually green cabbage and purple cabbage. I also like to add a herb for a bit of fresh flavour. I like coriander, but if I can find fresh dill this is another favourite. I also like to add something crunchy like fried shallots, almonds, peanuts or roasted coconut.

Chopping board showing the ingredients for Thermomix Coleslaw.

The ingredients for this Apple Slaw are shown below. I decided to cut the apple into matchsticks to create a texture change in the salad. Keeping the apple a little bit larger than the cabbage also allows the flavour to shine through better.

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Thermomix coleslaw

Thermomix Coleslaw recipe

Julie Carlyle
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Australian
Servings 6 serves
Calories 61 kcal

Equipment

  • Thermomix
  • Mandolin

Ingredients
 
 

  • 200 g green cabbage
  • 200 g purple cabbage
  • 2 long green shallots sliced finely
  • 15 g fresh coriander roughly chopped
  • 30 g slivered almonds toasted
  • 1 green apple sliced into matchsticks

Lime Aioli

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1 egg
  • 2 limes juice only
  • 450 g oil I like to use macadamia or almond oil but you can use any lightly or non flavoured oil.

Instructions
 

Apple Slaw

  • Place the green cabbage in the Thermomix. Chop 4 sec/Speed 4.
  • Remove the cabbage from the Thermomix and reserve.
  • Place the purple cabbage in the Thermomix. Chop 3 sec/Speed 5.
  • Add the purple cabbage with the green cabbage
  • Add the shallots, green apple, and coriander to the cabbage.
  • Toss the ingredients to combine.
  • Reserve

Lime Aioli

  • Add the garlic, salt, and pepper to the TM bowl. Mince 3 sec/Speed 9.
  • Scrape down the TM bowl.
  • Add egg and half the lime juice. Mix 3 sec/Speed 7.
  • Add the Butterfly whisk to the TM bowl.
  • Set the timer for 3 min/speed 4. Slowly add the oil and lime juice
  • Alternate between the lime juice and the oil until the time has finished.
  • Reserve aioli in a jar to dress the Apple Slaw

Assembly

  • Serve the Apple slaw with a spoonful of dressing and garnish with toasted almonds.
  • Reserve any remaining lime aioli.

Notes

PLEASE NOTE:
Nutritional information is for the Apple & Almond Slaw only and not for the dressing. The dressing makes two jars of lime aioli and only a small portion is used in the salad.
Lime Aioli
For best results making the lime aioli have all the ingredients at room temperature. This helps the emulsification process.

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 202mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 585IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Aioli, salad, Salad dressing, Thermomix Salad
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Apple Thermomix Coleslaw with lime Aioli.

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Happy Cooking

j xx

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