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Apple Coleslaw

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This sweet, tangy, and crunchy Apple Coleslaw is the perfect addition to barbecue chicken or pork sandwiches and even pizza! It has a slight Asian fusion vibe to it that gives it it’s sweet and tangy flavor, but subtle enough to not be overpowering.

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

I used this coleslaw to top my Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches.

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

and this 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!!

How to make Apple coleslaw:

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!!

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

Apple Coleslaw

Sweet, tangy, and crunchy Apple Coleslaw that adds the perfect finishing touch to chicken and pork sandwiches!
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Course: Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage, apples, recipe, side dish, condiment, salad
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

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
  • ¼ cup chopped Cilantro
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 lemon the juice of one lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 large apples thinly sliced (Granny Smith for tart, Fiji for sweet)

Instructions

  • 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.

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 603mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 3680IU | Vitamin C: 43.6mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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14 Comments

  1. Love the tart bite you get from the apple in a slaw – this looks delicious and your pictures are beautiful! Stopping by to do some sharing from #FoodieFriDIY! See you later this week!

  2. 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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