Apple Cranberry Almond Cole Slaw

Gluten Free Living – 2016

This scrumptious Apple Cranberry Almond Cole Slaw is not only delicious but healthy as well! Apples, dried cranberries, almonds, green onions, celery and matchsticks carrots team up with shredded cabbage and a tasty yogurt-style salad dressing that’s low calorie and gluten free. It’s an absolutely fabulous way to make cole slaw and tempt even the most finicky appetite.

When I saw this recipe on Pinterest last year, I knew I would have to make it once summer time rolled around. I added a few ingredients to the original recipe and used a completely different homemade dressing. The result was spectacular. I have to admit I love Cole Slaw. Mom used to make it every time she served her Homemade Fried Chicken and Gravy. I have versions with pineapple and marshmallows and even a KFC Copycat version. Both are fantastic. While I enjoy Mom’s plain version, there’s nothing like Cole Slaw with other stuff added in besides cabbage and carrots. Apple Cranberry Almond Cole Slaw does the trick. The crunchiness from the nuts, apples, celery and craisins adds so much to a plain cole slaw that it raises the level to one of those “must try” recipes!

I took a batch of this cole slaw to a potluck at our church in May. We have several people in our church that are on gluten free diets so I always try to bring something for them. This was one of those recipes that got cleaned out rather quickly. I saved enough to bring home so I could have a bowl, but that was about it. Because I needed to make this the day before the event I dipped the apple slices in lemon juice and laid them out on paper towels before adding to the salad. I also added the dressing the day beforehand as well. Twenty-four hours later the salad was still crisp and tasty and the Gala apples I used were not discolored. So while it may be optimal to serve this the same day, I made it 24 hours in advance and had no problem.

Apple Cranberry Almond Cole Slaw really doesn’t take very long to prepare. If you purchase pre-shredded cabbage, it’s even faster. If you’re interested in making a cole slaw recipe for a summer holiday menu, backyard barbecue or grilling out with friends, I can’t recommend this salad highly enough. It’s a great way to prepare cole slaw and everyone will love it.

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Apple Cranberry Almond Cole Slaw was delightful. Easy to make and delicious to the taste buds.

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The flavors of this cole slaw are sensational. It’s a wonderful salad to bring to potluck dinners.

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Gala apples are sweet and my apple of choice for this salad. I like the fact that this salad is much healthier than most cole slaws made with mayo or Miracle Whip.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the cole slaw.

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Cut apples julienne style. Dip in lemon juice and pat dry on paper towels.

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Place green onions, celery, matchsticks carrots, apple slices, almonds and craisins in a large mixing bowl.

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I used these ingredients for the salad dressing.

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Place Greek yogurt in a small mixing bowl. Add honey, celery seed, salt, pepper, and apple cider vinegar.

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Whisk ingredients to combine.

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Add shredded cabbage to bowl with other fruits, veggies and nuts. Pour salad dressing over top.

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Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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This is a great salad to make for holiday menus. Whether summer holidays or winter, this is a perfect accompaniment to many meals.

 

Here’s the recipe.

APPLE CRANBERRY ALMOND COLE SLAW

(Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy)

GREEK YOGURT SALAD DRESSING

(My own concoction)

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This scrumptious cole slaw recipe is amped up in taste by the addition of apples, celery, almonds, craisins and carrots. It's great for summer picnics and for holiday menus. Gluten free.
Apple Cranberry Almond Cole Slaw | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #coleslaw is amazing. It's filled with #apples #almonds #craisins #celery & #carrots in a tasty #Greekyogurt dressing. Healthy, low calorie & #glutenfree. #cabbage
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Apple Cranberry Almond Cole Slaw:
Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing:
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Apple Cranberry Almond Cole Slaw:
Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing:
Apple Cranberry Almond Cole Slaw | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #coleslaw is amazing. It's filled with #apples #almonds #craisins #celery & #carrots in a tasty #Greekyogurt dressing. Healthy, low calorie & #glutenfree. #cabbage
Instructions
Apple Cranberry Almond Cole Slaw:
  1. Place cabbage, carrots, green onions, celery, almonds and cranberries in a large salad bowl.
  2. Toss apples with lemon juice to prevent discoloration.
  3. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Add to other ingredients with dressing and stir to combine.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing:
  1. Combine ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  2. Pour over slaw ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes
NOTE: If you dip the apples in lemon juice you can prepare this salad a day in advance of serving without discoloration of apples.
Salad recipe adapted from Cooking Classy. Salad dressing from Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen.

 

[b]Apple Cranberry Almond Cole Slaw[/b]
Recipe Type: Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.cookingclassy.com/2015/10/apple-cranberry-almond-coleslaw/” target=”_blank”]Cooking Classy[/url]
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
This scrumptious cole slaw recipe is amped up in taste by the addition of apples, celery, almonds, craisins and carrots. It’s great for summer picnics and for holiday menus. Gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 1 small cabbage, shredded
  • 1 ½ cups matchsticks carrots
  • 2 large Gala apples, sliced into matchsticks
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Place cabbage, carrots, green onions, celery, almonds and cranberries in a large salad bowl.
  2. Toss apples with lemon juice to prevent discoloration.
  3. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Add to other ingredients with dressing and stir to combine.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Notes
If you dip the apples in lemon juice you can prepare this salad a day in advance of serving without discoloration of apples.

Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing
Recipe Type: Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
This scrumptious cole slaw recipe is amped up in taste by the addition of apples, celery, almonds, craisins and carrots. It’s great for summer picnics and for holiday menus. Gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Chobani’s plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp. celery seed
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  2. Pour over slaw ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Notes
If you dip the apples in lemon juice you can prepare this salad a day in advance of serving without discoloration of apples.

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This amped up cole slaw is an awesome treat during the summer holidays. If you dip your apple slices in lemon juice you can make this salad a day in advance with no ill effects.

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Every spoonful of Apple Cranberry Almond Cole Slaw is so appetizing. This is great served with Easy Grilled Chicken and Hearty Cowboy Baked Beans.

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Cole Slaw never tasted so wonderfully as it does with all these fruits, nuts and veggies!

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    Shari Kelley June 27, 2016 (4:56 pm)

    I really love coleslaw, too! This version sounds so crunchy and flavorful. Great to know that if you dip the apples in lemon juice they won’t turn brown. I didn’t think they would stay good that long. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Teresa!

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      Teresa June 27, 2016 (5:44 pm)

      Hi Shari. I use apples and pears in salads all the time and dip them in lemon juice. It really helps them not perish quite as quickly. This is a fantastic cole slaw recipe if you like cole slaw. A different take on a regular favorite. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

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