cabbage apple slaw

Cabbage Apple Slaw Recipe. Variations

Cabbage Apple slaw? Huh?

Oh no! Look what happened to coleslaw!

Well, really why not? A slaw being nothing more than shredded cabbage as the first building block—have fun adding all the good stuff, with minimal effort on your part, thanks to the food processor. I can’t tell you enough how good and good-for-you green apples are in salads and side dishes!

You want cabbage apple slaw to be pale green and white.

Which means: nothing brightly colored such as carrots or red peppers or radishes! all nice and pale veggies: Jicama, celery root, celery etc… You get the idea.



  • 1 small head cabbage or nappa, shredded thin (slicing disk)
  • 4 ribs celery, peeled and grated (slicing disk)
  • 1 seedless cucumber, grated coarse (shredding disk)
  • 2 Granny Smith (green) apples, unpeeled, cored, and grated coarse (shredding disk)
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced very thin
  • 1 bunch dill, minced (chopping blade)


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar (health food stores)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared white horseradish, or 2 tablespoons wasabi diluted in a little
  • cold water
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


Place all the vegetables in a mixing bowl. Mix the dressing ingredients thoroughly and pour over the mixture. Toss gently so as not to extract moisture. Store refrigerated in glass jars. Makes about 2 quarts.

Serve at room temperature. The cabbage apple slaw will keep well a couple days.


  • Throw in some grated daikon, or some sliced endive or fennel.
  • Thrown in some diced orange or grapefruit slices.
7 replies
    • Lévana
      Lévana says:

      Sarah, 2-3 days in advance is OK. The apples turn brown only if you leave them exposed, but if you follow the directions, and put the dressing in right away, they will be protected.

  1. Lévana
    Lévana says:

    Hi Beth,

    The type vinegar is clearly listed in the recipe, why not just follow the recipe?
    All my recipes, across the board, make 8 ample servings. All my soups across the board make a dozen ample servings.

  2. Beth Bross
    Beth Bross says:

    How do you get the recipes to print out? When you specify vinegar do you mean white vinegar or another type? Might you consider adding how many people each recipe will serve? I enjoy your web site very much & have shared it with several people. Shana Tova to you & your family.

    Beth Bross


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