Pretty and delicious, too! The combination of the purple cabbage (a little sweeter than the green) and the apples is awesome. The dressing is my Grandma's recipe. You will be sure to impress your guests!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large serving bowl, toss together the cabbage, onion, and apples. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, salt, pepper, sugar, lemon juice, and milk. Pour dressing over the cabbage mixture, and toss to coat. Chill until serving.

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Nutrition Facts

160.4 calories; 0.9 g protein; 7.7 g carbohydrates; 7.2 mg cholesterol; 211.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (76)

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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2003
Liked this salad very much. I did add a little bit of vinegar to give it a zing. Also I substituted half the mayo with plain yogurt to lower the fat content. My family liked it and didn't notice the yogurt. I liked the color it makes an attractive salad. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2010
Good but I had to make alot of adjustments. I used half cup mayo and half cup plain yogurt. I used a whole head of cabbage and added 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar. Read More
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88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2003
Liked this salad very much. I did add a little bit of vinegar to give it a zing. Also I substituted half the mayo with plain yogurt to lower the fat content. My family liked it and didn't notice the yogurt. I liked the color it makes an attractive salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
Made this recipe several times and keeps coming up a winner. To keep it new with old guests I added a tablespoon of fresh ground ginger. Surprisingly nobody could name the taste but loved the enhanced flavor. We will keep making this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2005
The dressing for this coleslaw is the best! It provides the perfect amount of tartness--something I could never achieve using pickle juice. I made the slaw using green cabbage and only one apple and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2003
I was worried about serving this at a BBQ since it was a little different and had no reviews at the time I made it. I had nothing to worry about though. It got rave reviews from my guests. I enjoyed it as well. I did however leave out the onion & added some grated carrot. I am not a fan of raw onion. It still turned out great...and the flavor was good. I may try substituting yogurt next time like the previous reviewer. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2006
Excellent recipe. Made it for a New Years Eve party and had rave reviews. Like others have said this slaw was enjoyed by cole slaw fans in addition to those who don't normally like slaw. I made this exactly by the recipe and wouldn't change a thing. There is definitely more prep time than a jar of Marzetti's and a bag of cabbage but it's well worth the time and effort for something different and very tasty that will probably become one of your favorite way to make slaw. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2004
This was really a hit with my family. Gave the recipe to my Mother and she uses it often for family gatherings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2005
Amazing. Not even a coleslaw fan and I love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2005
We are'nt big fans of slaws; but we LOVE this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2005
This was very good. Everyone enjoyed the taste and liked it much better than the typical coleslaw. I also thought it was pretty which was a plus. Very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2010
Good but I had to make alot of adjustments. I used half cup mayo and half cup plain yogurt. I used a whole head of cabbage and added 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar. Read More
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