Seaweed Slaw Recipe

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Homemade coleslaw is so much fresher than store-bought varieties that are often heavy with mayonnaise. You can also make it as simple as you like; for example, this recipe would work just as well with just cabbage, dill, yogurt, dulse and lime.

Serves 4


  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/4 white cabbage
  • 1 large or 2 small beets
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp dried dulse flakes
  • zest of 1 lime
  • handful of dill, finely chopped
  • handful of mint, finely chopped
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • sea salt


  1. Grate or finely shred the carrot, cabbage and beets.
  2. Combine the yogurt, dulse flakes and lime zest in a large bowl. Add the grated vegetables and mix thoroughly until evenly coated.
  3. Stir through the chopped herbs and sesame seeds and season with a pinch of sea salt.

Also from The Seaweed Cookbook:

Seaside societies have included seaweed in their diets for millennia. Today we are rediscovering what they have long known: seaweed provides a nutritional punch, a powerful mix of iodine, iron, vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, vitamin K, vitamin B12; minerals, fiber and protein. It is linked to lower rates of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity and it is believed to help in the prevention and treatment of cancer. The Seaweed Cookbook covers all aspects of seaweed. It is for those who would like to incorporate this powerful food into their diet and it is for those who already enjoy it and want to discover new recipes. The book explains the benefits of eating seaweed, where to buy it, how to collect it (if you’re lucky enough to live seaside), and how to dry, store, soak and handle it as an ingredient. Most importantly, there are 50 easy and delicious recipes.

Reprinted from The Seaweed Cookbook: Discover the Health Benefits and Uses of Seaweed, with 50 Delicious Recipes by Nicole Pisani and Kate Adams, published by Firefly Books, 2018.

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