Easy Apple-Carrot Coleslaw


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (12 ounce) package shredded coleslaw mix

  • 4 ½ cups shredded red cabbage

  • 3 tablespoons coarse kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 large apples, cored

  • 2 large carrots, grated

  • ½ cup fat-free mayonnaise

  • ½ cup fat free sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

139 Calories
2g Fat
30g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 3098mg 135%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 53mg 265%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 406mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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