Sunday, February 15, 2009

Apple Cole Slaw

Last week I made a carrot cake and went a little crazy on the carrot shredding. The recipe only called for one and a half cups and I think I shredded about 1/2 big bag. I'm glad now because I got to try this recipe. It's not often we have cole slaw because it is on Aaron's list of foods he won't eat. He tried this one, but made a face like usual. I thought it was very good. The flavor was a combination of a sweet, creamy dressing (but not too much mayo), mixed with the tart crunchy apples. I didn't put the red bell pepper in, but will try this again next summer with peppers from the garden.

I still have plenty of shredded carrots to use, so look for more recipes here soon. I also have half of a cabbage left. So feel free to leave me a comment with your favorite cole slaw recipe. I'd love to try some more and compare.

Source: Allrecipes.com

3 cups chopped cabbage (I used 1/2 small cabbage)
1 unpeeled red apple, cored and chopped
1 unpeeled Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped
1 carrot, grated
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
2 green onions, finely chopped
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste

In a large bowl, combine cabbage, red apple, green apple, carrot, red bell pepper, and green onions. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, brown sugar, and lemon juice. Pour dressing over salad.


Sara said...

This looks great, very colorful!

Cara said...

This looks so good! I love apples mixed with veggies..will have to try soon; thanks for sharing!

Helene said...

I made apple coleslaw only once and really loved it. Looks great.

Donna-FFW said...

Melissa- This looks absolutely Fantastic!! I love the colors and flavors. I will have to try it. I love your photos.

Kristina R. said...

We just made this tonight and it was wonderful. Thanks for posting.

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