Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cranberry Apple Coleslaw

Cranberry Apple Coleslaw - get the recipe at
Sweet apples and cranberries are combined with crunchy cabbage and then tossed together in a tangy lemon dressing to make this Cranberry Apple Coleslaw.

It is definitely the season for side salads. We've been grilling almost every night for a couple of weeks and I'm craving all kinds of simple salads for side dishes. I've made this Cranberry Apple Coleslaw a couple times over the past month and I'm loving it.

I served this coleslaw with Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Sandwiches and Roasted Potato Salad. The whole meal disappeared in minutes and my youngest son (typically a non-coleslaw-loving kid) even requested a second serving of this coleslaw. This is a salad we will be making all summer long.

Cranberry Apple Coleslaw
Yield: 6 - 8 servings
(printable recipe)

1 16 ounce bag coleslaw mix, or 1 small head of green cabbage sliced very thin
2 medium apples, sliced very thin
1/2 cup dried sweet cranberries, or Craisins
1/3 cup mayonnaise
juice of 1 large lemon, about 3 tablespoons
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the coleslaw and toss with tongs to coat, add the apple slices and cranberries. Toss once more to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Sweet and Tangy Cranberry Apple Coleslaw - get the recipe at

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  1. That looks delicious. I make something 'similar' with grated carrots, apple and walnuts with a mayo dressing.

  2. What type apple did you use? This looks really good!

    1. I've used Fujis, galas, and granny smiths. Any firm apple that you like will work well!

  3. This looks so delicious! I love apples in slaw!

  4. Nice combination contrasting flavors...sounds great to me!

  5. Another success! I made this recipe last night. (I hope you don't mind that I will be sharing it on my blog in a few days). It paired with our teriyaki chicken and white rice.

  6. what are your thoughts on making this a day before a party? Or is it better off making just a few hours before needed? I am concerned with the apples going brown. thanks!

    1. The apples shouldn't go brown. (At least mine didn't!) The lemon / mayonnaise dressing helps prevent that.