Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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