Skip to Content

Apple Coleslaw

Please share

Tasty apple coleslaw is fresh and bright with a nice crunch. It makes a fun side dish and yummy salad.

glass bowl of vinegar dressed apple slaw.

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.

waffle with apple cider pulled pork and apple coleslaw piled on top.

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.

dinner plate with waffle, pulled pork and fresh apple slaw on top.

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!

If you like trying different variations on slaw, you’ll have to check out coleslaw with condensed milk dressing or creamy coleslaw pasta salad as well. Both are fun ways to enjoy your shredded cabbage.

glass bowl of vinegar dressed apple slaw.

Apple Coleslaw

Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Carlee
Tasty slaw with a super simple and flavorful dressing and sweet crunchy apples. It makes a fun side dish and yummy salad.
4.88 from 8 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 4 Tablespoon honey
  • 4 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoon mild flavored oil vegetable, canola etc.
  • 1 pound bag coleslaw mix
  • 1 large apple chopped


  • Whisk together honey, vinegar, mustard, salt and oil.
    4 Tablespoon honey, 4 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 Tablespoon mustard, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 Tablespoon mild flavored oil
  • Stir in coleslaw mix and apple, tossing to coat.
    1 pound bag coleslaw mix, 1 large apple
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour, stirring occasionally to keep the dressing distributed.
  • Serve cold


This is a great place to use a grainy mustard, honey mustard, or Dijon mustard. 


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 14gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 317mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

Loved this recipe?Pin this recipe for later & follow @cookingwcarlee for more

Please share

Recipe Rating


Tuesday 11th of September 2018

Mmmm! This is Apple Slaw looks so yummy. I would love to serve it on some pulled pork.


Tuesday 11th of September 2018

We love coleslaw and this sounds like a good one.


Saturday 8th of September 2018

Thank you!

Andrea Nine

Friday 31st of August 2018

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


Saturday 8th of September 2018

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

Cassie Tucker

Sunday 2nd of October 2016

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!


Monday 3rd of October 2016

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