Tangy red cabbage and carrot slaw

Cabbage is a fantastic source of insoluble fibre, adding bulk to your stool which can help keep your bowels moving. It is also a prebiotic, meaning it acts as a source of food for healthy bacteria in your gut, enabling them to thrive.

Prep Time 10 mins
Wait Time 1 hr
Servings 4 people


For the salad

  • ½ a head of purple cabbage sliced
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 1 tbsp mixed seeds to serve

For the dressing

  • 60ml balsamic vinegar
  • 30ml olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix the ingredients for the dressing
  2. Place all the ingredients for the salad into a bowl and pour the dressing over it at least one hour before serving to ensure the cabbage has softened and is easier to digest
  3. Top with mixed seeds to serve

This salad can taste even better after 24 hours, so make a large batch and enjoy leftovers the following day.