This is one of the ways I do coleslaw. The ingredients are:
¼ cabbage – finely shredded
¼ cup or so diced capsicum (called bell pepper in some places)
Thumb of ginger grated finely – I use a microplane
1 teaspoon of chopped green peppercorns or capers
½ fresh red chilli finely sliced
½ corn cob – kernels taken off the cob and cooed
2 gherkins – chopped
2 teaspoons of chilli jam to taste
2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of crème fraiche (entirely optional)
Juice of ¼ lemon
Salt and pepper – I prefer white pepper
Just mix all the ingredients together. Any leftovers will keep fine in the fridge for a day. You can mix it together well before you need it unlike other salads.
I also sometimes substitute either mustard or horseradish for the chilli jam/relish. I don’t put in carrot or things like sultanas – don’t suit my palate but I know other people do.
What do you like to put in your coleslaw?