Light and easy green apple coleslaw recipe with a little kick from red pepper flakes, a combo of fruit and purple cabbage dressed in a perfectly tart apple cider vinegar dressing. Healthy and delicious, no mayo, no sugar, ever!
A must have salad recipe in your summer arsenal. It’s:
This green apple cabbage coleslaw is so easy to make and can be adapted to the ingredients you have available. Out of Granny Smith apples? No problem, use Honeycrisp instead or whatever variety you have on hand and toss them well in fresh lime or lemon juice.
Make it pretty with purple cabbage, green cabbage or a mix of both. Add some sliced bell peppers in the mix if you like, a handful of micro-green and make it your own.
How to Keep Apples from Browning
As soon as you cut the apple, make sure to squeeze some fresh lime juice over the top. The acid will prevent oxidation so therefor the browning.
Good to Know: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” a cliche backed up by modern science, so eat your apple or your apple cloeslaw. Win-win baby!
On Serving + Storage
This salad packs well in a mason jar to bring to a potluck or pool party. It’s lovely served as a side dish to our fan favorite jackfruit ribs, or piled up high on these fried mushrooms sammies, veggie burgers or vegan pulled pork jackfruit tacos. So delicious!
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Green Apple Cabbage Coleslaw
- In a small bowl whisk together the apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and olive oil until emulsified. Season to taste with the sea salt and red pepper flakes and set aside.
- Cut your apple into thin sticks and hit it with a squeeze of the lemon to prevent oxidation / browning. Place them in a mixing bowl together with the shredded cabbage, carrot, parsley and scallions.
- Pour the apple cider vinaigrette over the coleslaw and toss to coat well. Taste and adjust seasonings with sea salt. Serve chilled.