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Green Apple Coleslaw

Light and easy green apple coleslaw recipe with a little kick from red pepper flakes. a perfect combo of fruit and purple cabbage dressed in a tart apple cider vinegar dressing
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Coleslaw, Green Apple Coleslaw
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 87kcal
Author Florentina


  • 1 Granny Smith green apple -cut into thin sticks
  • 2 cups purple cabbage -shredded
  • 1 carrot -grated or cut into thin sticks
  • 1 scallion -finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley -roughly chopped
  • 1/2 lemon or lime -juiced

Coleslaw Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch sea salt (to taste)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (or to taste)


  • 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.


Optional: add a handful of dried cranberries, cherries or raisins into the mix. Experiment with some jicama, sliced grapes, walnuts and poppy seeds. Find what rocks your tastebuds. Enjoy!


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3415IU | Vitamin C: 41.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.8mg