Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw

10.20.2015

Apple Cranberry Almond Coleslaw | Cooking Classy

Who doesn’t love coleslaw? It’s crunchy, it’s creamy, it’s slightly sweet, and it goes with just about anything, plus it always has me heading back and heaping another generous scoop onto my plate (no shame, it’s cabbage). Here you get the perfect fall inspired coleslaw with it’s addition of apples, cranberries and almonds and it’s covered in a lighter Greek yogurt dressing (versus a classic coleslaw dressing that has as much as a cup of mayonnaise in it).

This Apple Cranberry Almond Coleslaw has a mild flavor to it but if you’d like a more pronounced flavor you can definitely add in a tablespoon or two of dijon mustard to the dressing. And if you want to skip a step you can use a coleslaw mix in place of the shredded cabbage and carrots. I think it’s time for pulled pork or pulled chicken sandwiches this week for dinner don’t you – and then of course this coleslaw to go with it! 

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Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw

Yield: About 8 servings

Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw

Ingredients

    Dressing
  • 3/4 cup fat free Greek Yogurt (I recommend using Fage, other brands may will be too thin)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Coleslaw
  • 1 small cabbage, shredded (6 - 7 cups packed)
  • 1 1/2 cups matchstick carrots
  • 2 large gala apples, sliced into matchsticks (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds or 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl whisk together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, honey and apple cider vinegar until smooth, while seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a large bowl toss together cabbage, carrots, apples, green onions, almonds and cranberries. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture and toss to evenly coat. Serve immediately for best results.
  • Recipe source: Cooking Classy
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2015/10/apple-cranberry-almond-coleslaw/

32 comments

  • birthday cupcake: nice apple salad I never try onions, carrots and apple at the same October 20, 2015 at 2:50pm Reply

  • Bella B: Yum! My mom has a recipe like this that she makes all the time. It is a favourite. ♡♡

    xoxoBella October 20, 2015 at 7:44pm Reply

  • Krystle: What a gorgeous way to dress up coleslaw for the holidays! The greek yogurt is such a great idea too! October 20, 2015 at 9:29pm Reply

    • Krystle: I just had to stop and say hi…I have the same name and spelling as you…and there’s not many Krystles I meet out in the world! April 2, 2016 at 10:54pm Reply

  • Lawrence @yeahreviews: It looks so delicious. I think this recipe is really good for a healthy diet. October 22, 2015 at 12:26pm Reply

  • Kathryn: Looks amazing! :) I Don’t do mayo. Any reasonable substitutes? October 22, 2015 at 8:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: More greek yogurt, it won’t be quite as rich but should still be good. October 23, 2015 at 9:16am Reply

  • Jo: how long does this salad last? October 28, 2015 at 11:55am Reply

    • Jaclyn: A couple of hours once you’ve added the dressing. If making ahead I’d also wait to chop/add the apples so they don’t brown. October 31, 2015 at 12:55am Reply

  • Chris: Brilliant, looks amazing the combination of flavours gives coleslaw a whole new level, fantastic : )

    Christopher October 29, 2015 at 3:10am Reply

  • Tricia: I can’t have dairy. Can I use more mayo instead of the yogurt? November 25, 2015 at 12:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes that would be fine. Hope you love it! November 25, 2015 at 4:27pm Reply

  • Pam Bercik: I made this today for Thanksgiving dinner. My sister who is picky thought it was very good! It got approval I would use a different type of apple next time, one with more crunch. Over all it was very tasty. November 26, 2015 at 8:08pm Reply

  • Ginny: I just made this last night and it was so good, a nice change from plain coleslaw. I was in a hurry so just used bottled coleslaw dressing, then added a little mayo and sour cream. Didn’t have green onions so just used a regular one. Let everyone sprinkle the almonds on top, so if there were leftovers they wouldn’t get soft. Definitely making again! February 7, 2016 at 6:23am Reply

  • Debb: Wow.. I think this must suit some very sweet toothed people. I liked the recipe but maybe a half to one tablespoon of honey (not really a healthy option, just a delicious replacement for sugar) would make it perfect. I would recommend to taste before adding more honey. February 12, 2016 at 4:32pm Reply

  • Sherry R: I made this, doubling the recipe, and using one bag of pre-cut coleslaw and a bag of kale slaw. I made it dairy free using plain almond milk yogurt, increasing the mayonnaise from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup (or 1 cup total for the doubled recipe). It was a big hit at the party, everyone absolutely loved it. March 21, 2016 at 11:39pm Reply

  • Kelly: Can I use red cabbage instead? Is there a difference? April 30, 2016 at 10:11am Reply

    • Jaclyn: The red cabbage will probably bleed a little and discolor the other ingredients and have just a slightly different flavor but if you don’t care about that than you can sub it. April 30, 2016 at 11:00am Reply

  • Susan C F: Made this tonight and my husband and I loved it. Light, with good balance of sweet and tart. I skipped the onions and used chopped dates instead of cranberries. Perfect for a summer picnic. Would make it again! May 4, 2016 at 5:04pm Reply

  • Anna: Can’t wait to try this! All your recipes are amazing. Thank you for sharing ♡♡♡ May 24, 2016 at 5:27pm Reply

  • Karen: I made this for my book club and it was delicious! I made it ahead and it was still crisp. I think it was even better the next day as the flavor a had time to blend. Will definitely make it again. July 10, 2016 at 7:30am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So great to hear it was enjoyed Karen! July 11, 2016 at 2:47pm Reply

  • Debra: This was really good and everyone really seemed to enjoy it. But being the first time I’ve
    made this here’s what i would do different. I used slivered almonds, next time I’ll use sliced almonds or maybe toast the slivered one. It was just a presentation thing. I would have like the color addition. Second and this is a big one, I will used pre-shredded cabbage and carrots. What was I thinking trying to do all that shredding! Again the presentation just didn’t look as nice. Three I added sliced banana. I love the flavor combination. July 16, 2016 at 6:28pm Reply

  • Jan: Don’t like Greek yogurt. Can I use something else or just omit it? July 16, 2016 at 7:33pm Reply

  • Molly Christensen: I have made this several times and my family loves it. August 2, 2016 at 12:41pm Reply

  • Candice: I made it today and really liked it. I like the mild flavor. I do think I should have used Fage yogurt because the dressing was too thin. I also should have used matchstick apples and matchstick carrots because I shredded those and it wasn’t crunchy. I will definitely make it again and stick to the recipe. August 2, 2016 at 9:21pm Reply

  • Neyssa: Usually I don’t like coleslaw, but this looks like something my sweet tooth would appreciate. Pinning, saving and making soon! Looks amazing. :) BTW I LOVE your photography. August 7, 2016 at 10:53am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Neyssa! August 18, 2016 at 4:29pm Reply

  • Sri yanti: Hmmmm yamiiii😋😋 August 24, 2016 at 1:13am Reply

  • Jean B: Made this today and love it! The taste is so delicious with so many flavors combined together! August 26, 2016 at 7:41pm Reply

  • Mother of 3: This sounds SOOO Good! Wish I had apples on hand to add to my slaw that I’m making tonight. I’ll definitely add the almonds and cranberries though! Pinned! September 11, 2016 at 1:18pm Reply

  • Mary Taylor: Do you have the nutritiional values so I can convert into Weight Watcher points? If so, could you email those to me? September 14, 2016 at 8:20am Reply

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