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Cabbage and Apple Slaw

Bring fruit to the table as a surprise ingredient in this colorful cole slaw recipe. The crunch of the ripe apple perfectly complements the bite of the crisp cabbage. Chill before serving to let the flavors blend.

Real Simple OCTOBER 2004

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large unpeeled Fuji applex97cored, quartered, and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)


In a large bowl, combine the green and red cabbages; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, celery seed, salt, and pepper. Add the apple slices. Pour over the cabbage and toss gently until coated. Cover and chill 1 hour or longer. To serve, spoon into salad bowls and sprinkle with the parsley (if desired).

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 62mg
  • Calories: 278
  • Calories from fat: 82%
  • Carbohydrate: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Protein: 2mg
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 469mg

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Cabbage and Apple Slaw Recipe