Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw


Crunchy, fresh and delicious, this Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw is 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!

Apple Cranberry Almond Coleslaw in a wooden bowl with a creamy dressing

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).


A side shot of Apple Cranberry Almond Coleslaw

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).

Here’s What You Need To Make The Dressing

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Mayo
  • Honey
  • Cidre Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper

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!

A close up of Apple Cranberry Almond Coleslaw

Serving Suggestions – What To Have It With

  • Burgers
  • Grilled chicken or fish
  • Roast meats
  • Pulled Pork
  • Use as a sandwich filler with cold cuts or cheese
  • Have as part of a loaded salad

Apple Cranberry Almond Coleslaw in a wooden bowl

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Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw

4.95 from 35 votes

Crunchy, fresh and delicious, this Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw is 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!

Servings: 8 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  • 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.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Coleslaw
Calories: 248 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • Susan: Amazing side dish for any occasion. We tried it for Thanksgiving and I’m making it for Christmas too! Thanks! December 24, 2018 at 9:04am Reply

  • Elaine Winkel: I made this today to bring to a Christmas party tonight. It’s absolutely delicious. The dressing amount is just right for the amount of ingredients. I added 2 TBSP of Dijon mustard as recommended and it really took it over the top. I’ll definely make it again. December 21, 2018 at 12:43pm Reply

  • Ismini: Adorable recipe! The only change I’ve made ia that I did not use cranberries but raisins…Thank you so much! December 9, 2018 at 11:43am Reply

  • Amanda: Hi this sounds delicious. I was wondering if I can use some other dressing because I don’t like mayo but a little is okay and I can’t have any dairy. Really can’t wait to make this! December 6, 2018 at 4:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes another dressing would be fine. December 6, 2018 at 6:10pm Reply

  • Josie: My family enjoyed this recipe. I cut it down 1/2 to make a smaller amount . It was great. December 2, 2018 at 6:47am Reply

  • MKW: Happy Thanksgiving!!! This is year #2 of this making it to the Thanksgiving feast menu. The first year I forgot to pull it out until dinner was almost over but it still got rave reviews. It showed up also for this year’s work potluck. About to make the dressing now, roasted the almonds last night. Will toss it together about 2 hours before dinner. Thank you for a go-to recipe! Cheers!!! November 22, 2018 at 1:01pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear youve enjoyed it for a few years, hope you use the recipe for many more! Happy holidays! November 22, 2018 at 1:32pm Reply

  • Christine: For the apple Cider, is it 2 tbsp. or 2 tsp? Thanks. ( I will be making it soon) November 16, 2018 at 7:29am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It is 2 Tablespoons and be sure to use apple cider vinegar. November 17, 2018 at 12:37pm Reply

  • Corina: Substituted medium firm organic tofu for the yogurt. Used a blender instead of whisk. Found it a bit too sweet so will reduce the amount of honey next time.
    Delish! September 16, 2018 at 12:48pm Reply

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