Honey Dijon Mustard and Poppy Seed Coleslaw with Cranberries and Toasted Almonds


This is a refreshing and decadent coleslaw that everyone will enjoy.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 servings


  • 1 serving olive oil cooking spray

  • ½ cup slivered almonds

  • 5 cups shredded cabbage

  • 1 ½ cups dried cranberries

  • ½ cup finely diced green bell pepper

  • ½ cup finely diced celery

  • 2 tablespoons minced chives

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons honey-Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Spray a small skillet lightly with olive oil cooking spray and place over medium-low heat. Cook and stir almonds in the skillet until lightly golden brown and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl to cool.

  2. Stir cabbage, cranberries, green bell pepper, celery, and chives in a salad bowl. Toss toasted almonds with cabbage mixture. Whisk mayonnaise, honey-Dijon mustard, honey, and poppy seeds together in a small bowl. Stir dressing into slaw until coated. Season with salt and black pepper.

Cook's Note:

This is a fresh and fabulous-tasting coleslaw. Family members who would never touch coleslaw ate this coleslaw. Unless you have a nut allergy, do not omit the toasted almonds. Surprisingly, though it may seem the cranberries are, the toasted almonds are the crown jewel in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
18g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 16mg 81%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 124mg 3%

* 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.