Moroccan-style coleslaw

(15 ratings)
Moroccan coleslaw
Moroccan coleslaw
  • Serves: 6-8

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Our delicious Moroccan-style slaw is a real winner with the whole family. Mix spices and chilli to red onions, peppers and cabbage in a large bowl and that's really all there is to it - super easy! This twist on the traditional coleslaw recipe is great served with grilled meat or fish as a healthy midweek meal. It's also really quick to make too so you can just whip it up while you wait for the meat or fish to grill. This exotic slaw recipe works equally as well packed into lunch boxes, and it's a healthy and fun way to make your lunch more exciting without adding the unnecessary calories or spending tons of money. And if you're trying to shed pounds or simply trying to maintain your weight, you'll be very happy to know this coleslaw works out only 87 calories per serving - so perfect if you're on a diet! This Moroccan-style coleslaw recipe serves 6 to 8 people but you can easily double up the quantities of the ingredients if you're feeding more people. This delicious recipe will take only 15 mins to make, ideal if you're short on time but still want a delicious side dish.


  • 2 level tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 level tsp Ras el hanout
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Shake of Tabasco sauce, optional
  • -1 large red chilli, deseeded
  • 1 small red onion, peeled
  • 1 Romano or bell red pepper, deseeded
  • 200g (7oz) Savoy cabbage wedge
  • 200g (7oz) red cabbage wedge

Ras el hanout is a Moroccan spice blend of black pepper, coriander, ginger, paprika, allspice, cardamom, mace, nutmeg, turmeric, cayenne, cloves and rose petals.


  1. Mix the sugar and spice in a large bowl with the vinegar, oil and a pinch of salt, and adding Tabasco, if you like.
  2. Finely slice the chilli and onion and add to the dressing in the bowl. Slice the pepper into thin strips and add to the bowl.
  3. Finely shred the cabbage wedges, discarding the core. Add to the other ingredients and mix well (with your hand is best). Serve the salad on its own or with grilled meat or fish. This makes a lot, but it will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.

Fancy making a traditional coleslaw? Use our classic coleslaw recipe!

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 87(kcal)
  • Fat 6.0g
  • Saturates 1.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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