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Jamaican Slaw | RecipeTin Eats

Not your typical Coleslaw – that is Slaw the Jamaican method! A refreshingly tangy facet salad with unmistakable tropical vibes because of the colourful yellow dressing and juicy little pops of pineapple. The right accompaniment to daring flavoured Jamaican mains!

Bowl filled with Jamaican Slaw

Welcome again to Jamaican week!

It’s Jamaican week right here on RecipeTin Eats! Every week the place I’m sharing a set of recipes so you’ll be able to take pleasure in a Jamaican-themed dinner within the consolation of your individual residence! Right here’s the menu:

Immediately’s Jamaican Slaw and Jamaican Coconut Rice and Peas was featured as facet dish with the Jamaican Jerk Fish recipe I shared on the weekend:

Jamaican Jerk Fish on a plate with Jamaican Slaw and Coconut Rice & Beans

CHECK OUT THAT JERK SEASONING CRUST on the Jerk Fish!! It’s nuts how good it’s – and the way easy it’s to make!

Distracted. Time to get again to as we speak’s recipe – Jamaican Slaw!

Jamaican Slaw

Belief Jamaicans to take the traditional coleslaw in all its creamy mayo-laden glory and switch it right into a (more healthy!) gloriously tropical facet salad. It’s tangy and vibrant, with little bursts of recent juicy sweetness from pineapple in addition to chewy sweetness from raisins.

Pouring dressing over Jamaican Slaw

Finely sliced cabbage and shredded carrot are acquainted slaw gamers, however that’s about it. The Jamaican slaw dressing is mayonnaise free, has a touch of heat from jalapeño, freshness from finely chopped inexperienced onion, and owes its shiny yellow color (plus a few of its tang) to this magical ingredient:

American yellow mustard for Jamaican Slaw

Sure, that’s proper of us. Your scorching canine’ greatest good friend – fundamental yellow mustard – is the key ingredient in Jamaican Slaw. AND WE LOVE IT!

What goes in Jamaican Slaw

Nicely, I’ve already revealed the key ingredient, so this part goes to be fairly boring, isn’t it??? 😂 Nonetheless, I shall plough on.

Ingredients in Jamaican Slaw

The dressing

  • Yellow mustard – The key ingredient! Offers flavour, tang, shiny yellow color and thickens the dressing. I exploit delicate American yellow mustard. Any yellow mustard shall be nice however avoid Sizzling English Mustard – too spicy! Dijon Mustard can even work simply nice (however is costlier, you’ll use most of a typical measurement jar).

  • Apple cider vinegar – A wonderful all-rounder pretty clean vinegar.

  • Olive oil – Use additional virgin olive oil you probably have it, in any other case simply extraordinary olive oil.

  • Inexperienced onions – Finely chopped, for recent oniony flavour.

  • Jalapeño – For a hum of genuine Jamaican heat! Be happy to skip it or scale back the amount.

The slaw

  • Cabbage – Simply your on a regular basis inexperienced cabbage.

  • Carrot – Peeled then shredded utilizing a typical field grater.

  • Pineapple (see beneath) – Contemporary if it’s ripe, in any other case canned is ok!

  • Raisins – Or sultanas. A standard inclusion in Jamaican slaw, and I find it irresistible!

Fresh and canned pineapple
Use recent pineapple if you will get juicy ripe ones. Else, use canned.

The right way to make Jamaican Slaw

An important step with any slaw is to set it apart to provide the cabbage time to wilt so it turns into floppy and juicy. That’s the way in which slaw is meant to be! No one desires slaw with pokey bits of cabbage protruding in every single place!

How to make Jamaican Slaw
  1. Shake dressing components in a jar till nicely mix. Admire vibrant yellow color.

  2. Toss slaw salad components with dressing.

  3. Put aside for 1 hour+ to permit the cabbage to wilt.

  4. Toss once more then switch right into a bowl to serve!

See how the cabbage is flopping and sagging fairly than like twigs poking out in all instructions? Floppy is what we would like.

Picking up Jamaican Slaw

Facet salad for our Jamaican feast to accompany the Jerk Fish, completed.

Now, if you happen to haven’t already, pop over and get the Jamaican Coconut Rice and Peas recipe. It’s so good!! I may completely simply eat a giant bowl of that rice for dinner.

And to finish your Jamaican feast, dessert is headed your method on Thursday. It’s a shock. A type of recipes I deem to be one thing money-can’t-buy!! – Nagi x

Watch the best way to make it

Disillusioned that I couldn’t discover a ripe pineapple on the day I filmed this. However, I survived.

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Bowl filled with Jamaican Slaw

Jamaican Slaw

Servings5 – 6 individuals

Faucet or hover to scale

Recipe video above. A refreshingly tangy facet salad with unmistakable tropical vibes because of the colourful yellow dressing and juicy little pops of pineapple. The right accompaniment to daring flavoured Jamaican mains like Jerk Fish and Jerk Rooster!


  • Dressing: Shake components in a jar till mixed.

  • Wilt: Place all of the Slaw components in a big bowl. Pour over Dressing and toss. Go away to wilt for not less than 1 hour.

  • Serve: Toss nicely to coat within the juices & dressing pooled on the backside of the bowl. Switch to bowl and serve!

Recipe Notes:

1. Pineapple – Contemporary is fabulous if you will get your arms on actually ripe ones. Else, use canned in juice (not syrup, too candy).
2. Mustard – You need the intense yellow stuff! I exploit American mustard which isn’t spicy. Don’t use scorching English mustard – it will likely be WAY too spicy! Dijon and different clean mustards will work as nicely however the dressing color received’t have the identical (tropical!) vibrant yellow color.
3. Inexperienced onion – To finely chop inexperienced onion, finely slice then run your knife by to finely chop.
4. LEFTOVERS – Retains nicely for a day, after this the pineapple tends to get a bit mushy (in my view) however remains to be very tasty!
MAKE AHEAD – Toss slaw collectively besides the pineapple. Will preserve nicely like this for two days within the fridge. Then add the pineapple earlier than serving.
Diet per serving.

Diet Data:

Energy: 222cal (11%)Carbohydrates: 28g (9%)Protein: 2g (4%)Fats: 13g (20%)Saturated Fats: 2g (13%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 1gMonounsaturated Fats: 9gTrans Fats: 0.002gSodium: 324mg (14%)Potassium: 473mg (14%)Fiber: 5g (21%)Sugar: 8g (9%)Vitamin A: 7285IU (146%)Vitamin C: 49mg (59%)Calcium: 58mg (6%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

Lifetime of Dozer

It’s Jamaican week. Let me amuse myself. (Associated photograph in Lifetime of Dozer in Jamaican Coconut Rice and Peas…. it’s even higher!)

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