Recipe: Apple Slaw | Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom

January 30, 2012

Recipe: Apple Slaw


It's Monday!  And although I haven't been the greatest recently at keeping with this tradition, it's RECIPE TIME!

Now, this particular Monday, I do not have a Simple Supper recipe for you.  I do have a few that I am excited to share with you in the coming weeks (yay for new dinner inspirations!) but today I HAVE to share with you the amazing side dish brought to my attention by alert awesome friend, Krista.

Over the Winter Break, we had a fun night with a bunch of Hubby's coworkers.  The hostess made one of the best slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches I've ever had (it involved the usage of liquid smoke. Need I say more?).  And one culinarily gifted friend, Krista, brought along the only reasonable side dish to serve with pulled pork sandwiches:  Coleslaw.

But not just any coleslaw.

APPLE Coleslaw.

And for the purposes of this post, we shall, from here on out, refer to said slaw as Apple Slaw.

And friends? Can I tell you? IT WAS SO GOOD.

Me? Not really a coleslaw person. I appreciate that Chick-Fil-A often throws in a small container with purchases.  And sure, they are the obvious side dish at summer gatherings. And while I indulge every once in a while (since I do enjoy cabbage), it's not really my thing.

Until I met Apple Slaw.

And it's all been downhill from there.

What do I love about Apple Slaw?  It is light - not overly mayonnaised and spiced.  It is simple, refreshing, with the perfect hint of sweetness (brought to you by, you guessed it!  Apples!).  And if you throw a heaping spoonful onto your pulled pork sandwich, you'll never be the same.

Krista kindly gave me permission to share.

ENJOY.  And if you need a pulled pork recipe to compliment the slaw, I'd recommend Sara's Pulled Pork Sandwiches.


Krista's Apple Slaw

For the Dressing:

  • 1/2-3/4 cup of mayo (depending on what texture you are going for)
  • 1 TBSP dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt and pepper.

For Slaw:

  • 1/2 head of cabbage, sliced very thin
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced half moon
  • 1 gala apple, julienned

(If you want to simplify, you can also use 1/2 container of bagged coleslaw mix, adding the onions and apples as stated above)

Combine the slaw vegetables with the dressing.  

Chill in the refrigerator for a hour.



If I can encourage you: Go out and get the makings for this side dish. And while you are at it, treat yourself to some nice slow-cooked Pulled Pork sandwiches.

You'll thank me.

More to come this week - so check back!

And, as always, I'd love to try your recipes and share them with the rest of the community - so send them my way!

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