Are you a lazy cook? If you answered yes, you’re going to love this Japanese Coleslaw recipe. It basically cooks itself. All you’ve got to do is core and thinly slice a cabbage, zest 2 lemons and be prepared to toss from time to time.
In a medium-large bowl, toss ingredients to combine well, then transfer slaw to a smaller bowl, cover with a plate and place a heavy weight on top. The idea is to compress the cabbage, allowing the salt and lemon zest to draw out the juices.
Refrigerate for 1 – 3 days, tossing several times a day, replacing plate and weight each time.
Pour off the liquid and serve. This removes most of the salt. Because it’s lightly pickled, it lasts several days in the fridge. Serves 6 – 8. Healthy and delicious; no mayo, no oil.
- This Japanese Coleslaw recipe is from my wonderful non-jittery chef sister, Julia Richardson.
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