Crunchy Apple Slaw

Crunchy Apple Slaw

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.

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4 Comments to “Crunchy Apple Slaw”

  1. Oh so nice… doing this for lunch today to accompany the meatballs! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  2. The slaw looks lovely, and the recipe looks delicious… I will definitely be giving this a try soon!

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