Apple Cranberry Coleslaw salad with creamy Greek yogurt dressing is a perfectly refreshing, crunchy side dish that can be served with just about anything, from pulled pork sandwiches to fried fish, or a nice juicy burger.
I love this easy to make homemade Apple Cranberry Coleslaw, mixed with creamy Greek yogurt dressing. It is refreshing, crunchy, and will complement just about anything, from pulled pork sandwiches to fried fish, or a nice juicy burger.
When I was a child, my mom and grandma used to make a delicious coleslaw with pickled cabbage. Though, it was quite a long time ago, I still remember that amazing taste; a little bit spicy and sharp from vinegar but refreshing from the variety of herbs, like dill. I guess our childhood food always becomes our favorite and the memory of these dishes stay in our hearts for a long time.
Today, living in the United States, I came to love a new type of coleslaw with fresh and crunchy cabbage and light creamy dressing. After trying all different varieties of this delicious salad, I came to the conclusion that Greek yogurt dressing works much better for this salad than mayo. Though, I still add a little bit of mayo just to balance the flavors.
To sweeten the sauce, I like to add a tablespoon of honey. It adds a beautiful touch to the light and healthy coleslaw dressing.
The word “Coleslaw” came to us from Dutch word “koolsla” that means cabbage salad (“kool” is translated as “cabbage”, and “sla” is “salad”).
When in the late 17th-18th centuries Dutch settlers came to the United States, they brought the original Coleslaw recipe with them. That was a combination of shredded cabbage with other vegetables mixed with mayonnaise, buttermilk, sour cream, vinegar, and sugar.
It is interesting that the original word kool was confused by many people and they started to call the salad cold slaw. However, later it was anglicized into coleslaw, as we continue to call it today. Although, sometimes, you still can fine the term cold slaw on some restaurant menus.
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Apple Cranberry Coleslaw
- 5 cups cabbage shredded
- 3 cups carrots grated
- 3 cups apples finely chopped
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup mayo
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together shredded cabbage, carrots, apples, and dried cranberries.
- In a separate smaller mixing bowl, add all the dressing ingredients together (Greek yogurt, mayo, vinegar, honey, and poppy seeds) and whisk well.
- Add the dressing to the vegetables and mix it until well combined.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
Can I use sour cream instead of Greek yogurt?
Veronika, i love your creations and photography. Crispy salad (those apples!) with poppy seed dressing is indeed a great addition to my family spring menu.
I love the addition of the apples in this, it sounds gorgeous!
Lois. O says
What a great recipe! I appreciate the use of yogurt instead of mayo, cos I am not a huge fan of mayo. Maybe when I try it I will use granny smith apples. I love the tartness
Your Apple Cranberry Coleslaw looks and sounds delicious and healthy! And it’s always fun to have a little history too!
This is definitely my style. I love sweeter style coleslaws. The apples and the cranberries with the creamy greek dressing. Yum! The poppyseed are a nice crunchy too!
This version of coleslaw is RIGHT up my alley!! Love the cranberries and apples! I’ve not thought of adding those ingredients to my slaw before! Brilliant!
I’ve only recently ventured into trying different coleslaws I absolutely love the flavors in this and could make it every day!
Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago says
This sounds like a great side dish for lunch or a summer BBQ!
dixya @food, pleasure, and health says
oh yum! this sounds like a great side to a sandwich or hot dog.
Abby @ WinsteadWandering says
I’ve never been a big fan of cole slaw, but then I’ve never tried it with cranberries and apples. This looks great!
Coleslaw is one of those side dishes that goes with so many things. In fact we had some tonight with dinner. Love the apple and cranberry combo in this delicious sounding salad.