Green Apple Coleslaw

A crisp and refreshing balance of tart and sweet flavor.

We could have called this green monster coleslaw. See, every last ingredient in it happens to be green even though the star of the show is tart granny smith apples. Instead of the usual ‘slaw where cabbage and carrots are coated in a creamy dressing, this one is all about the balance of tart and sweet flavors (and there’s no mayo to be seen).

What we have here is thinly shredded green cabbage, matchsticks of tart green apples, and plenty of bright green onion and fresh parsley. Those are all tied together with a dijon and honey vinaigrette that echoes the tart and sweet balance perfectly.

I love the crunch and crisp and refreshing taste of this ‘slaw, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I also appreciate how quick it is to make! It’s a healthy side that won’t weigh you down and it gets bonus points for achieving those things while also being totally delicious.

Green Apple Coleslaw

A crisp and refreshing balance of tart and sweet flavor.

Serves 6; 10 minutes to prepare

For the dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon stoneground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black, pepper
For the slaw:
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, chopped into matchsticks
  • 1 medium green cabbage, cored and shredded
  • 3/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
Preparation
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mustards, apple cider vinegar, honey, and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and whisk again. Set aside while you chop the rest of your ingredients.
  2. Add the apples, cabbage, green onion, and parsley, and toss to combine. Chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from The Forked Spoon.