Cabbage-Apple Slaw

I just love this recipe created by one of my former interns. It is delicious, easy to make and most importantly, full of vibrant colors. I recently took it to our annual family reunion and it was a hit. Better yet, my husband who loves the traditional coleslaw thought this had awesome flavor. So let’s get started with the ingredients.
2 cups red cabbage
1 cup green cabbage or lettuce (I chose green leaf lettuce)
1 to 2 apples (any kind you prefer)
2 to 3 large carrots
3 green onions
Small handful of fresh cilantro
Ingredients for the dressing
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. lime juice
Dash of cayenne powder

  1. Wash vegetables and apples.

  1. Shred or cut cabbage and lettuce into fine strips.

  1. Grate carrots. Finely chop carrots, green onions, cilantro and apples. (I like to keep the apples larger for color contrasting purposes).

  1. In a smaller bowl, combine dressing ingredients and whisk until mixture is even.

  1. Combine all vegetables and apples into a bowl. Pour dressing over and toss until all dry ingredients are coated with dressing.

  1. Enjoy this fabulous and colorful slaw with any of your grilled entrée’s this summer season.

Nutrition Facts: (1 cup)
Calories: 140
Total fat: 5.8 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 38 mg
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Fiber: 4.7 g
Protein: 1 g

About the Author

Deb is a registered dietitian for Prevea Health’s LeadWell corporate health and wellness program, a role that allows her to share her commitment to healthful living. She graduated with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and completed her dietetic internship with Harper Hospital in Detroit. After graduation, Deb worked for area nursing homes until she joined HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in 1999. Her understanding of the importance of good nutrition started when she was very young as she tried to help her father with his medical conditions. Her passion for wellness and nutrition continues as she helps people incorporate lifestyle changes into their everyday lives.