This delicious, creamy coleslaw is kind to your waistline because the dressing has been lightened a bit. The addition of apples (Granny Smiths and Macintoshes are great!) and carrots sweetens the salad nicely.

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Place a large colander into the sink. Place the coleslaw mix and red cabbage into the colander. Sprinkle lightly with salt, toss, and allow to stand 15 minutes.

    Advertisement
  • Pour the vinegar into a large bowl. Grate apples into the bowl and toss with vinegar to keep from turning brown. Stir in the grated carrots, mayonnaise, sour cream, and celery seed until evenly coated. Season with black pepper to taste.

  • Rinse the coleslaw mix and cabbage with very cold water; drain, pressing out as much water as possible. Taste, and if still too salty, repeat the process. Pat dry with paper towels. Stir coleslaw and cabbage into apple mixture, and toss to coat evenly with dressing. Chill until ready to serve; stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 29.8g 10% DV; fat 1.8g 3% DV; cholesterol 7.8mg 3% DV; sodium 3098.3mg 124% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2007
I made this tonight as a side dish to go with chicken pot pie and it was pretty good. I did skip the first step of salting the cabbage though and just omitted salt from the dish entirely (salt draws out moisture from the cabbage and then if it sits too long the dressing becomes watery). I halved the recipe as I was only cooking for 3 people and followed the recipe exactly with one exception; I added about 1 tbsp of honey to the dressing mixture. The end result was a very interesting tasting coleslaw and we will likely make it again. Read More
(28)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/03/2012
It wasnt easy. This is not one that has a sweet taste to it. With everything in it i expected more flavor. Read More
(6)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2007
I made this tonight as a side dish to go with chicken pot pie and it was pretty good. I did skip the first step of salting the cabbage though and just omitted salt from the dish entirely (salt draws out moisture from the cabbage and then if it sits too long the dressing becomes watery). I halved the recipe as I was only cooking for 3 people and followed the recipe exactly with one exception; I added about 1 tbsp of honey to the dressing mixture. The end result was a very interesting tasting coleslaw and we will likely make it again. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2011
Hooray! This recipe is a keeper! I used half a medium cabbage sliced fine in place of the coleslaw mix and red cabbage. I kept everything else the same and my 2yr old gobbled up a half cup of the mix before it hit the table. It's perfect; sweet tangy crunchy and HEALTHY! Thank you Carolyn! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2009
I LOVED this recipe. I am not afraid of fat so used full fat mayo and sour cream and couldn't have been happier with the outcome. The nice tang of the apples was a real bonus to plain old slaw. Thanks for this great recipe! Read More
(15)
Advertisement
Rating: 2 stars
05/03/2012
It wasnt easy. This is not one that has a sweet taste to it. With everything in it i expected more flavor. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2011
Love this slaw. Especially using the fat free ingredients. It is delicious and easy. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2011
Too easy to be so tasty & health-conscious! I made a couple substitutions due to necessity/curiosity. I only had about 1/4 cup mayo so I added a 1/4 c thousand island dressing. It seemed a little bitter so I squeezed/squoze in some honey -- but that was b4 it set up and flavors melded. I wondered about salting the slaw -- thought maybe it was to maintain crispness and color. I need low-sodium so I will omit this step next time. And there WILL BE a next time! Thanks Carolyn! Read More
(5)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2011
the only think I left out was the celery seed but this was AMAZING!!!:-) Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2011
The apple is perfect for fall. I have been making it quite often so that by Thanksgiving I will have it tweeked to make all happy! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2011
Easy and sweet with no extra honey. Didn't have shredded coleslaw or celery seed and it was still delicious. Read More
(5)