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North African Carrot Slaw recipe paleo primal carrots-min

Recipe: North African Carrot Slaw

Wonderfully Moroccan, this carrot based ‘slaw’ is fruity and gently spiced, and teams up perfectly with some chicken wings or drumsticks.

North African Carrot Slaw Ingredients:

  • 5 carrots, grated
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp sultanas
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp mint, finely chopped
  • 1 stick of celery, finely chopped
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

North African Carrot Slaw How To:

Leave the sultanas to soak for 5 minutes in hot water whilst preparing the rest of the veg.

Mix all ingredients together, dress with the olive oil and lemon, and season to taste with a little salt and pepper.

North African Carrot Slaw recipe paleo primal carrots-min

Smoked Mackerel with Fresh Beet Slaw paleo lunch recipe-min

Paleo Lunch Box Recipe – Smoked Mackerel with Fresh Beet Slaw

I just love making my own ‘slaw’ – they are quick to make, super versatile and brilliant to keep in the fridge. You can mix them up with all sorts of ingredients, and they are perfect to chuck in the lunchbox for a healthy pick me up. This slaw is made with raw beets, and is as wonderful to look at as it is to eat. Smoked mackerel is the perfect combination to boost the protein and omega 3s.

The Slaw recipe below makes enough for about four good sized servings, so if you have a family to feed you may want to double up. Switch up the ingredients however you see fit – don’t be afraid to experiment!

Slaw Ingredients:

  • 2 strips sustainably caught smoked mackerel per portion

For the Slaw:

  • 2 raw beets
  • 4 medium carrots
  • ¼ red cabbage
  • ¼ white cabbage
  • 2 green apples
  • Handful pumpkin seeds
  • Handful flaked almonds
  • 75ml red wine vinegar
  • 40ml olive oil

Slaw How To:

Chop both cabbages as finely as possible. Grate the carrots, beets and apples, and combine all in a large bowl.

Combine the red wine vinegar and olive oil in a separate bowl. Gradually stir into the slaw mixture, then add the pumpkin seeds and almonds and mix again. Season to taste. Cover with gladwrap/ clingfilm and store in the fridge.

The slaw will keep in the fridge for a good 3 – 4 days, and the flavours will just develop over this period. When ready to serve, add to your lunchbox with 2 good sized strips smoked mackerel (slip the bottom skin off first if you like). Just make sure the lid is on tight, as you don’t want beetroot juice leaking into your bag!

Smoked Mackerel with Fresh Beet Slaw paleo lunch recipe-min

Bacon coleslaw paleo recipes-min

Bacon Coleslaw

Trust me, you’ve not had coleslaw until you’ve had bacon coleslaw!

Bacon Coleslaw
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ a green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 3 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 4 rashers of bacon*, cooked until crispy, then finely sliced
  • For the dressing:
  • 150ml (1/2 cup) paleo mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt & black pepper, to taste
  • *Use a good quality organic bacon for best results
Instructions
  1. First, combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl thoroughly.
  2. Add in the vegetables and bacon, and mix together well. Season to taste and serve.

 Bacon coleslaw paleo recipes-min

paleo recipe Roasted Brussels Sprout, Shallot and Sesame Slaw-min

Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprout, Shallot and Sesame Slaw

Brussels sprouts are one of the most humble, least glamorous vegetables around. They’re often overlooked in favour of other members of the brassica family; but personally, they’re one of my favourites. Rather than just steaming them, I thought it would be great to roast them in a little oil and turn them into a kind of ‘slaw’. I paired them with the natural sweetness of shallots and the rich, smoky umami of sesame. The result is a wonderful side dish which is simple to make and full of flavour; it works great alongside some griddled chicken thighs or steamed fish.

Serves 2

Slaw Ingredients:

  • 16 medium sized Brussels sprouts
  • 2 medium sized shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

Slaw How To:

1)    Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4. Trim the ends off the Brussels sprouts, then chop very finely to make a ‘slaw’ like texture. Do the same with the shallots, and combine them with the garlic in a roasting dish. Toss in the olive oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

2)    Transfer the roasting dish to the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir well, then return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.

3)    Finish by tossing in the sesame oil and seeds.

paleo recipe Roasted Brussels Sprout, Shallot and Sesame Slaw-min