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Easy Apple-Carrot Coleslaw Recipe
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Easy Apple-Carrot Coleslaw

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"This delicious, creamy coleslaw is kind to your waistline because the dressing has been lightened a bit. The addition of apples (Granny Smiths and Macintoshes are great!) and carrots sweetens the salad nicely."

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  • PREP

    30 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place a large colander into the sink. Place the coleslaw mix and red cabbage into the colander. Sprinkle lightly with salt, toss, and allow to stand 15 minutes.
  2. Pour the vinegar into a large bowl. Grate apples into the bowl and toss with vinegar to keep from turning brown. Stir in the grated carrots, mayonnaise, sour cream, and celery seed until evenly coated. Season with black pepper to taste.
  3. Rinse the coleslaw mix and cabbage with very cold water; drain, pressing out as much water as possible. Taste, and if still too salty, repeat the process. Pat dry with paper towels. Stir coleslaw and cabbage into apple mixture, and toss to coat evenly with dressing. Chill until ready to serve; stir before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 11, 2007

I made this tonight as a side dish to go with chicken pot pie and it was pretty good. I did skip the first step of salting the cabbage though and just omitted salt from the dish entirely (salt draws out moisture from the cabbage and then if it sits too long, the dressing becomes watery). I halved the recipe as I was only cooking for 3 people and followed the recipe exactly with one exception; I added about 1 tbsp of honey to the dressing mixture. The end result was a very interesting tasting coleslaw and we will likely make it again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 03, 2012

It wasnt easy. This is not one that has a sweet taste to it. With everything in it i expected more flavor.

Oct 22, 2011

Hooray! This recipe is a keeper! I used half a medium cabbage, sliced fine, in place of the coleslaw mix and red cabbage. I kept everything else the same and my 2yr old gobbled up a half cup of the mix before it hit the table. It's perfect; sweet, tangy, crunchy and HEALTHY! Thank you, Carolyn!

Mar 18, 2009

I LOVED this recipe. I am not afraid of fat, so used full fat mayo and sour cream and couldn't have been happier with the outcome. The nice tang of the apples was a real bonus to plain old slaw. Thanks for this great recipe!

Dec 24, 2011

Easy and sweet with no extra honey. Didn't have shredded coleslaw or celery seed and it was still delicious.

Oct 16, 2011

The apple is perfect for fall. I have been making it quite often so that by Thanksgiving I will have it tweeked to make all happy!

Sep 23, 2011

the only think I left out was the celery seed but this was AMAZING!!! :-)

Aug 25, 2011

Too easy to be so tasty & health-conscious! I made a couple substitutions due to necessity/curiosity. I only had about 1/4 cup mayo, so I added a 1/4 c thousand island dressing. It seemed a little bitter, so I squeezed/squoze in some honey -- but that was b4 it set up and flavors melded. I wondered about salting the slaw -- thought maybe it was to maintain crispness and color. I need low-sodium, so I will omit this step next time. And there WILL BE a next time! Thanks, Carolyn!


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  • Calories
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 3098 mg
  • 124%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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