Granny Smith Apple Slaw

Granny Smith Apple Slaw

Sabrina S. Baksh / Regarding BBQ Inc.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
210 Calories
14g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 431mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Protein 3g
Calcium 92mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This lively coleslaw has a bite from the tart apples making it better than most slaws. Combined with cabbage and a delicious dressing this coleslaw is light and refreshing and great on a pulled pork sandwich.


  • 3 cups/700 milliliters thinly sliced Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 head of white cabbage
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice (juice of two lemons)
  • 1 cup/240 milliliters water
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup/120 milliliters mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup/60 milliliters cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters sugar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 milliliters mustard
  • 1 teaspoon/5 milliliter fresh thyme (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 milliliters caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon/5 milliliters salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel and core apples.  

  2. Cut into thin strips of matchstick pieces.  

  3. Place into a non-metallic bowl with 1 cup of water the juice of 2 lemons. This will help to keep the apples from turning brown. 

  4. Let apples sit in the mixture for 15 minutes or so.

  5. In a large plastic or glass bowl, add mustard, lemon juice, salt, cilantro, thyme, sugar, and caraway seeds. Stir a few times. 

  6. Using a whisk, slowly whisk in oil to emulsify the dressing. 

  7. Once the oil is well incorporated, stir in mayonnaise.

  8. Add the chopped cabbage and apple pieces and toss to coat.

  9. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. This slaw should be used the day it is prepared.

  10. Add to pulled pork or pulled chicken sandwiches or serve slaw as a side dish. Enjoy!

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