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Friday, August 31, 2018

Light and Fresh Apple Slaw

Tasty slaw with a super simple and flavorful dressing and sweet crunchy apples. It makes a fun side dish and yummy salad. 



    This simple slaw is a breeze to throw together. The light dressing and apples give it just the slightest hint of sweet. It has a nice crunch as is perfect on its own and even better piled on pulled pork!


     Isn't this time of year so interesting to cook for?  The fact that school is back in session, the apples are ripening and football is on makes you want to cook lovely warm fall food.

     The problem is, it is still hot outside!  This slaw helps bridge the gap.  It uses some of those favorite fall flavors of honey, apples and mustard and puts them in a fresh salad that is still perfect for a hot day.




     The best part this salad comes together in a few minutes.  I like it best if it sits in the refrigerator for an hour or two to soften up the cabbage, but the actual hands on time is only cutting and apple and mixing it all up.

    Do that during nap time and it will be perfect for dinner.  You know what I'm talking about!

     This slaw is one of those dishes that makes a great side dish. Maybe you'll serve it with grilled chicken or a nice pork chop.

     But out favorite way to serve it is on top of apple cider pulled pork.  Do yourself a favor and serve that pulled pork on top of an apple cider waffle and pile this slaw on top of it all.


    
    Of course the pulled pork would be at home on a pretzel roll with some slaw as well.  No matter what combination you decide to go with, just give it a try.

    My husband is usually not a slaw fan, but actually went back to get more slaw to pile on top of his plate.  He took the first two bites and decided it was worthy of more of his appetite! 



     After dinner he kept saying how amazed he was that he liked it.  He saw the slaw and waffles and didn't have high hopes. But he knows to at least give whatever strange concoction I've come up with a try. He did and he was quite pleased!

      


Light and Fresh Apple Slaw
salad, side dish, apples, cole slaw
American
Yield: 6-8 Servings

Light and Fresh Apple Slaw

Tasty slaw with a super simple and flavorful dressing and sweet crunchy apples. It makes a fun side dish and yummy salad.

ingredients:


  • 4 Tablespoon honey
  • Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Tablespoon grainy mustard (I used stone ground honey mustard)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Tablespoon mild flavored oil (vegetable, canola etc.)
  • 1 pound bag coleslaw mix
  • 1 large apple, chopped

instructions

  1. Whisk together honey, vinegar, mustard, salt and oil.
  2. Stir in coleslaw mix and apple, tossing to coat.
  3. Refrigerate for at least an hour, stirring occasionally to keep the dressing distributed.
  4. Serve cold 
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Shared at The Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

17 comments:

  1. Carleem
    This sounds fresh and delicious. We put pineapple in ours, but it usually has mayo in it. This is better for me! Thanks.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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    1. Now I want to try pineapple slaw! I usually prefer a creamy slaw myself, but thought for this particular application a vinegar dressing would work nicely. Do you have your pineapple slaw posted?

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  2. This may or may not sound strange but I really like a slaw like this on top of my pulled pork for sandwiches!! Plus, this would be nice and light to take to work!! Love it! Happy weekend lovely lady!!

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    1. Just wait until you see the cider pulled pork I made this to go with then, Andrea! Apples galore! Thank you!

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  3. Hi Carlee, we've the same kind of weather here too and our taste buds want different food to that of the summer. This certainly sounds interesting and would definitely go down well with some barbecued meat.

    xx

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! It is a great bright side to go along with some barbecue. I hope all is well!

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  4. What an interesting twist to slaw! And very perfect side for the fall flavor dishes coming our way!

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    1. Thank you! It is fun to play around a bit with classic dishes, I think.

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  5. This looks so delicious! I want to make this for our last picnic of the season.

    Thanks for sharing with the Tips and Tricks Link Party!

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    1. It would be perfect for your last picnic! Thank you!

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  6. Oooh how I can envision this yummy salad in my life with all the local apples ripe soon!! Happy long weekend beautiful!

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    1. Our orchard just opened, so I am super excited to do all things apple!

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  7. Apple in slaw makes it very special, and I love your recipe Carlee! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Mmmm! This is Apple Slaw looks so yummy. I would love to serve it on some pulled pork. This will be a feature at this week's Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  9. We love coleslaw and this sounds like a good one.

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  10. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you stay safe in the storms.
    Miz Helen

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!