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.
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.