Apple-Cilantro Coleslaw


One awesome side effect of changing my diet to include occasional meals at restaurants is that I often find inspiration for creating my own “cleaner” versions of dishes that I eat while I’m out.

This recipe is the product of one of those great discoveries! (OUR RECIPES PAGE FOR MORE GREAT RECIPES!!!)

We went out to a BBQ place a while back, and their coleslaw was the best slaw I’ve ever had!

I started “deconstructing” it as I was dining, and I realized that much of its awesomeness was coming from a star ingredient….cilantro! OMG! I loooooooooove cilantro!!!

They had also added apples for some extra crunch and sweetness…and boy was I hooked!!! I couldn’t wait to get right to work on my own homemade version!!

Let me know how you like it!

Makes about 4 servings


Dressing ingredients:
1/2 cup homemade mayonnaise (or the “cleanest” store-bought version you can find, like Spectrum brand)
1 1/2 TBSP lemon juice (about 1 large juicy lemon)
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar (preferably raw)
2 TBSP sugar (or honey)
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Salad ingredients:
14 to 16 oz. store-bought coleslaw mix (red cabbage, green cabbage & carrots)
1 medium red apple, diced (we prefer Fuji apples)
1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup diced sweet onion or red onion (optional)


1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth.

2. Add all of the salad ingredients, and stir to combine.

3. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for later.





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