Granny Smith Apple Slaw

by Erin

Gone are the days of soggy coleslaw. Add this sweet and tart ,apple and cabbage, granny smith apple  slaw tossed in a creamy Dijon dressing to your BBQ menu or on top of a Sloppy Joe.

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One of the many things I have learned in life is that many of the foods I disliked a child were just not the right preparation for my tastes. Take meatloaf for example. I find the texture to be incredibly off-putting, but if you form smaller, basically meatball versions of the same mixture I’m good to go! Brussels sprouts is another one that once I discovered them roasted I wondered why on earth anyone ever thought boiling was the proper method? And then there’s coleslaw, which I’ve discovered when freshly made and not too strongly vinegar based I actually quite enjoy.

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I distinctly remember when I first moved to Memphis for graduate school in 2007, discovering that the standard serving of a pulled pork sandwich comes with coleslaw on it and from then on I made sure to ask them to leave it off.  I didn’t even gave it a chance, assuming all coleslaw is created equal. But oh how wrong I was. Maybe it was living in a BBQ-loving city for 7 years but I eventually came around once I discovered that not all coleslaw is soggy and strongly vinegar flavored. Fast forward and now I actually make it myself. This apple slaw was actually inspired by a restaurant in town called The Eagle that serves a similar apple slaw on their sloppy Joe. So I made my own root beer sloppy Joes and topped them off with this slaw.

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Makes 4 cups



1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp honey

1 clove garlic, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste


2 cups cabbage, shredded

2 Granny Smith apples, julienned

2 large carrots, julienned

2 green onions, sliced


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the dressing.
  2. Add the cabbage, apples, carrots, and green onions and toss to coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Source: Adapted from Closet Cooking.

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Angie | Big Bear's Wife March 9, 2018 - 8:56 pm

This would be perfect over some BBQ sandwiches or a buffalo chicken sandwich!


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