Tahini Coleslaw

Tahini coleslaw

Tahini coleslaw

Serves 5-6 as a side dish


¼ medium red cabbage

2 large courgettes

2 medium carrots, peeled

3 tbsp fresh chives, chopped

2 tbsp tahini

1 tbsp olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp of water

1 ½ tsp cumin

Pinch of salt



  • Finely slice the red cabbage and place in the bowl
  • Peel the carrots and courgettes using a julienne peeler, cut the strips into 2 inch pieces
  • Add to the bowl with the cabbage and sprinkle over 2 tbsp of the chives
  • To make the dressing whisk together the tahini, oil, lemon, cumin and salt
  • If the dressing is too thick add the water 1 tsp at a time until it makes a smooth sauce
  • Pour the dressing over the vegetables and mix together
  • Sprinkle the rest of the chives over the top
  • Store in the fridge until serving


I love this healthy alternative to coleslaw with pretty much anything! Tahini coleslaw can be used as a side dish, in a burger or as a main salad. I have never been a fan of mayonnaise but I have tested the tahini based replacement on mayonnaise fans and it been really popular!

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