I was looking for a healthy, cold, side-salad that was both light and flavorful. Something that could stand up to a hearty meat dish and fit the bill for a Super Bowl menu. This apple slaw is sweet, crunchy, and zesty. It pairs perfectly with spicy hot wings or a messy rack of ribs. Because it’s mayo free, it would be a great choice for a summer picnic or outdoor BBQ. I made this super simple by using bagged pre-shredded cabbage and carrots. If you feel the need to shred your own, go right ahead. Purchasing the veggies pre-shredded cut the prep time easily in half. I don’t think it takes more than 20 minutes to throw this whole salad together.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 6-8 people)
- 16oz package of shredded cabbage (might be called cole slaw mix)
- 6oz package of shredded carrots
- 2 granny smith apples, peeled, halved, cored & thinly sliced
- 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 3 tbsp apple cider
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp + 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp celery seeds
- 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
- Kosher salt & pepper to taste
- Handful of chopped fresh parsley
In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, shredded carrots, apples and red onion. In a small container with a lid, combine the cider, cider vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, celery seeds, grapeseed oil and salt & pepper. Put the lid on and shake to combine. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss together. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and serve.
You can make the dressing a day before, but this is best served immediately once combined. Serve this slaw with my Game Day Wings, it’s the perfect combination.