Many favourite dishes in my repertoire are not only favourites due to their great flavours but also because of the fond memories they elicit. ‘Grandma’s Coleslaw’ is certainly one of them. It used to be a secret family recipe, frequently requested and made with loving care by hand only by Grandma. One day I was honoured that Grandma told me her secret and many years later, after I adapted the recipe to be super quick in my Thermomix, I was given permission to share it with the world of Thermomix users!
The kitchen table has always been the centre of our home and family life and it makes me smile to think of how much laughter has been shared around that very table whilst eating ‘Grandma’s Coleslaw’. It’s a firm favourite of our family and friends and is still regularly requested to this day. Serve it as a side salad with any meal – we particularly love it with barbecues or oven-baked meats, and it’s also great with vegetarian meals.
Many thanks for the origins of this recipe to our wonderful Rose Turner, who is fondly remembered as my much-loved mother-in-law and very special Grandma to our children. I’m delighted that you will be keeping her memory alive with us as you feast on this delicious coleslaw!
This recipe is suitable for Thermomix TM5 and TM31.
- While stirring with TM spatula through hole in TM lid, chop all ingredients 5 sec/speed 4.
- Scrape down sides of TM bowl with spatula then chop again 1-2 sec/speed 4. Transfer to a lovely bowl and serve.