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Two small plates filled with apple cabbage slaw with brown sugar cider vinaigrette dressing.
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Apple Cabbage Slaw with Brown Sugar Cider Vinaigrette

This apple cabbage slaw with a light, tangy vinaigrette dressing is the perfect side or salad to serve in the late summer and early fall!


For the Slaw:

  • 3 cups thinly-sliced red cabbage
  • 3 cups slaw mix (see recipe note 1)
  • 1 medium apple - diced small (see recipe note 2)
  • 1 medium carrot - peeled and cut into matchsticks

For the Dressing:

  • 6 tbsp walnut oil (see recipe note 3)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp whole grain or Dijon mustard
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • a few turns of freshly-ground black pepper


  • To make the slaw, add cabbage, slaw, apple, and carrot to a large serving bowl; toss to combine.
  • To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid or a liquid measuring cup. Close tightly and shake, or whisk, until the mixture is smooth and emulsified into a uniform dressing. Dip a piece of cabbage or slaw into the dressing and sample; adjust salt, pepper, or other seasonings to taste.
  • Pour dressing immediately over the slaw and toss once more to combine; serve immediately.


  1. I love to use Trader Joe’s “Cruciferous Crunch,” which is a mix of shredded kale, Brussels sprouts, red and green cabbage.
  2. Tart, crisp apple varieties, like Honeycrisp, work especially well in this slaw.
  3. I love the rich taste walnut oil brings to this vinaigrette. I don’t always keep it in my pantry, though, and you may not, either! Feel free to substitute other oils, like extra-virgin olive, avocado, sunflower, etc!
  4. If you want to add a little crunch to this, try adding toasted walnuts or pecans!

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 268kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 44mg, Potassium: 348mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 3370IU, Vitamin C: 60.2mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 0.9mg
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