This apple slaw recipe is easy and fast. It makes a great side salad or addition to tacos or sandwiches. It especially pairs well with pork!
The idea for this creamy apple coleslaw recipe came about when I was thinking of what to top pork tacos with. Pork and apples go together like salt & pepper, and I can't resist a good slaw.
I figured this recipe is tasty enough to stand on its own, so that's why you're seeing it here rather than just on that pork tacos recipe.
Need an apple slaw for pulled pork? This one will work great.
I made a classic coleslaw recipe earlier this summer, and it's what this recipe is based on. I just love coleslaw so much. On the rare occasion that I get KFC, the coleslaw is a must-have for me. I enjoy it almost as much as the crispy chicken. Almost. 😉 It's just as easy to make delicious coleslaw at home, though. And it's a little bit healthier for you as well!
How to make apple slaw
To make it easy, we use a bagged coleslaw mix (shredded white and purple cabbage and carrots). Such a good time saver. I then finely chopped a green and apple and a red apple, added some scallions, and made a quick dressing out of mayo, sour cream, a little sugar, vinegar, and lime juice.
It's quick, and I think you will enjoy homemade coleslaw dressing more than the store bought kind!
This red and Granny Smith apple slaw can be made a few hours ahead; that is not an issue. It'll keep in the fridge for a few days as well.
Do you love coleslaw as much as I do? I hope you'll give this easy apple slaw a try!
Questions? Ask me in the comments below.
Apple Slaw Recipe
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vinegar (use white or cider)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 pound coleslaw mix
- 1 small bunch scallions chopped (green parts only)
- 1 Granny Smith apple chopped fine (or julienned)
- 1 red apple chopped fine (or julienned)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Add the mayo, sour cream, sugar, vinegar, lime juice, and some salt & pepper to a small bowl and whisk together until smooth. Give it a taste and adjust ingredients if needed to suit your tastes (e.g. add more sugar or vinegar).
- Prep your apples and scallions.
- Add the coleslaw mix to a large bowl, along with the apples and scallions. Pour the dressing over top and toss until combined. Season with extra salt & pepper as needed (this is a fairly big salad so I am generous with both).
- Coleslaw can be served immediately or chill it for a few hours first.
- This recipe can serve anywhere from 4-8 depending on how much people eat.
- Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.