Karl’s Caribbean Slaw

Adapted from Grill it with Levi

The kids are feeling a bit toady after weeks of holiday eating and have decided to go on a keto/Atkins low-carb diet. These diets are vegetable/protein forward. Usually, I go with dishes where I can serve the starch on the side, for those who wish for more.

Karl’s Caribbean Slaw

Karl’s Caribbean Slaw

Jan and Eilene went to England last year and Jan brought me back a cookbook. One of the legacies of colonialism is that the dominant country is changed almost as much as the colonies. England, like America, is going through a food(ie) revolution as world cuisines change what was staid (read boring) British cooking. The cookbook Jan brought me was Grill it with Levi: 101 Reggae Recipes for Sunshine and Soul.

I was making one of Levi Root’s fish dishes and I wanted a salad to go with it. I had to adapt the recipe, because I could not quickly find his Reggae sauce, which needed to be ordered online. Another problem I had was that the mango I bought turned out to be rotted (…make do, do without).

 Karl’s Caribbean Slaw



1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs. peanut oil
1 Tbs. brown sugar
1 Tbs. warm water
½ tsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. Walkerswood Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
pinch black pepper
pinch Kosher salt

4 cups mesclun (mixed baby greens), loosely packed
¼ Savoy cabbage, shredded finely
¼ red onion, sliced finely
1 red jalapeño, halved, seeded and sliced finely
(optional) 1 mango, diced


1. Mix all of the dressing ingredients in a small lidded jar.

Note: Since I could not find Levi’s sauce, I went looking for any Jamaican sauce I could find.

2. Set the dressing aside to meld for at least 20 minutes.

3. Place the rest of the salad ingredients in a large bowl.

4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat and mix.

5. Serve slightly chilled.


Filed under Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian

3 responses to “Karl’s Caribbean Slaw

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