Graters are fine for children to use but please do supervise them as graters can be really sharp. This sweet and fruity slaw can be served as a salad or you can add some natural yoghurt or a little mayonnaise for more traditional coleslaw to serve with barbecued burgers or chicken.
- 2 carrots
- ½ celeriac or kohlrabi (these are very strange-looking vegetables that kids love to explore)
- 2 raw beetroot (this can be very messy but is fun!)
- 2 apples
For the dressing
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 orange, juice only (or use lemon juice if you prefer)
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp sunflower, sesame or pumpkin seeds, or a mixture
- 1 spoonful Greek yoghurt and/or a mixture of yoghurt and mayonnaise (optional)
- handful fresh herbs such as chives, parsley (optional)
Kid’s job: wash the vegetables and then either grate them, with help, or use a grating attachment on a food processor.
Kid’s job: Place all of the grated vegetables in a bowl with the oil and orange juice (or a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice) and stir well so that all of the colours mix together.
Kid’s job: Have a taste -you may like the salad as it is but you can add more orange or lemon juice to taste and also herbs and seeds if you have them.
Kid’s job: If you are using them add the mayonnaise or yoghurt a teaspoon at a time, stirring it in well and tasting until you have a flavour that you like.
Keep the salad in the fridge. It will keep for up to three days in a sealed plastic tub.