Cranberry Almond Apple Slaw – crunchy, fresh and delicious, it’s the perfect side for BBQ’s, parties or picnics!
Made with a simple, tangy homemade dressing and so easy to adapt with your favorite flavors, you can’t go wrong.
Cranberry, Almond & Apple Slaw Recipe
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 creamy coleslaw with the addition of apples, cranberries and almonds. 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 Cranberry, Almond and Apple Coleslaw recipe 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 homemade coleslaw to go with it!
Cranberry Almond Apple Coleslaw Ingredients
For the apple slaw base, you’ll need:
- Matchstick carrots
- Gala apples
- Green onions
- Sliced almonds
- Dried cranberries
And for the healthier coleslaw dressing, you’ll need:
- Greek Yogurt
- Cider Vinegar
- Salt & Pepper
How to Make Coleslaw From Scratch
- Prep the coleslaw ingredients (shred the cabbage, dice the apples, etc.)
- Whisk together coleslaw dressing ingredients in liquid measuring cup.
- Toss everything together in a large bowl and serve immediately.
Can I Use Another Dried Fruit Instead of Cranberries?
Yes, feel free to use any dried fruit in this coleslaw recipe. Just make sure to dice the dried fruit if you’re using larger fruit pieces (like dried dates or apples).
Also, depending on how sweet the dried fruit is in comparison to dried cranberries you may need to add more or less honey to balance out all the flavors.
What to Serve with Apple Coleslaw
This apple cabbage slaw pairs well with most meats, which is why I love bringing it to summer potlucks and BBQ’s. A few of my favorite foods to pair with this easy coleslaw are:
- Grilled chicken or fish
- Roast meats
- Pulled pork
- As a sandwich filler with cold cuts or cheese
- Have as part of a loaded salad
Tips for the Best Apple Coleslaw
- If you’re short on time, you can use a bag of pre-made coleslaw mix instead of shredding the cabbage yourself.
- You’ll want to use unsweetened Greek yogurt in this recipe.
- Coleslaw leftovers will keep for a few days in the fridge, but this creamy coleslaw is best enjoyed right away.
More Coleslaw Recipes You’ll Love:
- Strawberry Kale Coleslaw
- 4-Ingredient Coleslaw Recipe
- Blue Cheese Coleslaw
- Broccoli, Carrot & Cauliflower Coleslaw Salad
- Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing
More Easy Side Dishes to Try:
- Asian Ramen Chicken Chopped Salad
- Potato Salad (The Best!)
- Mexican Macaroni Salad
- Three Bean Salad
- Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad
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Cranberry Almond Apple Slaw
- 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
- 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.
- You'll want to use unsweetened Greek yogurt in this recipe.