Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw


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).

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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

4.92 from 25 votes

Serve this delicious homemade coleslaw at all BBQ and party events

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond coleslaw, apple cranberry coleslaw
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 248 kcal
Author: Jaclyn



  • 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


  1. In a mixing bowl whisk together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, honey and apple cider vinegar until smooth, while seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. 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.
  3. Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Potassium 443mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 26g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 84.2%
Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 10.8%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 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

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

    Christopher October 29, 2015 at 3:10am 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

  • 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

      • Janke Greving: I simply use greek yoghurt and sometimes add a bit of olive oil for a bit more creaminess :-) February 10, 2018 at 1:02am Reply

    • carole: All yogurt works great. I switched to yogurt in my coleslaw and potato salad recipes years ago. :) January 18, 2018 at 3:16pm Reply

    • Kat: Hello Kathryn. My name is Kathy from Indiana. I know it’s a few years after the fact but I found a mayo substitute called Vegenaise that I bought at Krogers (or Smith’s) if you’re in the western states. It is delicious and to be honest I like it every bit as well as mayo and have put it on sandwiches for the family, made deviled eggs and they did not know the difference. May 23, 2018 at 4:17am 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

  • 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

      • krsytle: same here ???? May 25, 2017 at 7:44am Reply

        • Diane O: Hi-just noticed ur comments abt ur name n had to mention that my daughter’s name is like urs but spelled w a C..Crystie n I haven’t run into anyone else w that spelling n it’s is abt the closest! Lol November 3, 2017 at 1:59am 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

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

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