Cabbage Slaw with Apples and Almonds

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Want to add something crisp and fresh to the table tonight? Stir up a batch of this super yummy Cabbage Slaw with Apples and Almonds.

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I go back and forth between wanting to eat all crisp and fresh vegetables and wanting to carbo load on potatoes and pasta with lots of cheese. I blame winter. While there’s a time and place for everything, there’s no reason why both can’t be delicious and healthful. Everything in moderation, right?

One of my current favorite dishes that’s perfect for any season is coleslaw. It comes together in minutes and you can vary it in lots of ways.

Cabbage is also a very cheap eat. We should be seeing sales on cabbage more and more in the next month as St. Patrick’s Day approaches.

When it does, you’ll want to make this cabbage slaw.

Chock full of veggies, this cabbage slaw gets its sweetness from the golden raisins, the apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of sugar. Crisp cabbage, almonds, and green apple give it a bit of crunch. It gets all dressed up in a dill dressing with a bit of cumin and cayenne spice.

Basically perfection.

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This cabbage slaw is perfect served along sauteed chicken or grilled fish. It would go equally well alongside your favorite BBQ main dishes. The combination of flavors is really great.

If you like your slaw on the crisp side, mix it up right before serving. You can assemble the salad and the dressing ahead of time, storing them separately in the fridge. Leave the apple uncut until dressing the salad so it doesn’t brown prior to serving.

I’ve made this up to a day in advance with the dressing and apple, and it was still delicious, just a slightly different texture than when served fresh.

This cabbage slaw is naturally gluten- and dairy-free, so it should suit a large, varied crowd. Omit the almonds for those with nut allergies. Whole 30/Paleo Friends: Provided you use homemade mayonnaise and omit the sugar, this should fit well in your diet.

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Cabbage Slaw with Apples and Almonds
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Want to add something crisp and fresh to the table tonight? Stir up a batch of this super yummy Cabbage Slaw with Apples and Almonds.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cabbage slaw, Cabbage slaw with apples and almonds, slaw
Servings: 8
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small head cabbage finely shredded or 1 (14-ounce) bag shredded cabbage or cole slaw mix
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 1 Granny Smith apple cored and julienned
  1. In a small dish or jar whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, and olive oil. Stir in the dill, cumin, cayenne, sugar, and black pepper to taste.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the cabbage, raisins, almonds, scallions.
  3. Toss the dressing with the slaw mixture and add the apple slices. Toss to coat well. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to a day before serving.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are approximate and are based on 1/8 of the recipe. Refrigerate leftovers promptly and use within 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Cabbage Slaw with Apples and Almonds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 283mg8%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 138IU3%
Vitamin C 43mg52%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Sara S says

    Thank you for your blog, insights, and great recipes. This one looks delicious, and if like so many others I have tried, will also be great!

  2. Judith says

    Thank you for this. On day 11 of Whole 30 and needed some variety in our veggies.

  3. Andrea says

    Just made this but added celery, subbed seedless red grapes for the golden raisins, and added some chopped avocado on top. Delicious!!!

  4. Have you ever tried sliced fresh pears in salads? They are really good. I could see subbing dried cranberries for golden raisins too.
    Coleslaw minus sugar is my preference. I often sub yogurt for half the mayo in any salad. Saves calories & adds tangy flavor.

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