Apple Coleslaw

Houston…we have found the sunlight! I have been utterly perplexed and annoyed over the past few months over the lack of light in this house. The windows are very small, and the houses are very close together. This is not really conducive to a bright, sunny home that every blogger craves….and needs…but I think that I have finally found the sweet spot…..

Sweet, tangy, and crunchy Apple Coleslaw | cookingwithcurls.com

Well, I found the sunlight, now I need to play with it and learn to control it…but that is tomorrow’s challenge. 🙂  Today, we are serving this delicious sweet, tangy and crunchy Apple Coleslaw.

This Apple Coleslaw is the perfect addition to these amazing Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches…..

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches topped with Apple Coleslaw | cookingwithcurls.com

and equally amazing Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Apple Coleslaw {see how that worked out ;)}

Barbecue Chicken Pizza topped with creamy Apple Coleslaw | cookingwithcurls.com

Just make sure that you have a full package of napkins before making either of those meals!!

My version of Apple Coleslaw has a slight Asian fusion vibe to it that gives it it’s sweet and tangy flavor, but subtle enough that most people won’t even notice.

Place cabbage, carrots, green onions, and cilantro in a large bowl. Set aside…..

Apple Coleslaw dry cookingwithcurls.com

In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, soy sauce, sesame seeds and pepper. Set aside…..

Apple Coleslaw sauce cookingwithcurls.com

Now slice your apples thinly {I peeled mine first}…..

Apple Coleslaw chop cookingwithcurls.com

and add them to the cabbage mixture. { I did them last to prevent them from browning} Pour the sauce over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine…..

Apple Coleslaw mix cookingwithcurls.com

Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. The flavors will develop over time, so chill for at least a few hours.

Crunchy, sweet and tangy Apple Coleslaw is the perfect topping for chicken and pork sandwiches | cookingwithcurls.com

Notes:

  • I cut my carrots into matchsticks this time, but I think I prefer them shredded. 😉
  • I cheated and used a bag of coleslaw mix. I was having trouble finding Asian cabbage, and I wanted the mix of colors
  • I chose Granny Smith apples because I knew that my barbecue sauce would be sweet. If using a tangy or spicy barbecue sauce, you might prefer to use sweeter apples, like Fiji or Gala.

I am not a fan of traditional coleslaw, but I love this version!

Enjoy!!

Apple Coleslaw

Serves 4 to 6
Prep time 20 minutes
Meal type Condiment, Side Dish
Sweet, tangy, and crunchy Apple Coleslaw is perfect on barbecue chicken or pork sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag shredded coleslaw mix (or 1 head of cabbage sliced thinly)
  • 2 carrots (shredded or cut into matchsticks)
  • 5 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup chopped Cilantro
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 Large apples, thinly sliced (Granny Smith for tart, Fiji for sweet)

Directions

Place cabbage, carrots, green onions, and cilantro in a large bowl. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, soy sauce, sesame seeds and pepper. Set aside.
Peel and slice apples and toss with cabbage mixture.
Pour the sauce over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

Sweet, tangy, and crunchy Apple Coleslaw that adds the perfect finishing touch to chicken and pork sandwiches | cookingwithcurls.com

Comments

  1. says

    I love, love, love cabbage salads. And I think they’re even better this time of year. Carrots and cabbage both somehow taste sweeter in the winter. I’m definitely making this. Thanks for sharing. PS – That pulled pork looks delish!!!

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