This easy red cabbage slaw is sweet and crunchy, bursting with raisins, apples, and carrots. It’s creamy and tangy so everyone will love it!
I don’t really like the word “slaw.” Or the words “cole slaw.” It just sounds… unappetizing to me. But when you need a cold veggie side dish for summer picnics or barbecue pork, or just a normal weeknight dinner, it’s just really the best choice. You can make it ahead and it’s good in the fridge for up to a week too! And this slaw [shudder!] tastes really, really, really good. So that helps too. 🙂 I’m so picky about cole slaw, besides the name. The taste is super important to me. I don’t like it to be too creamy [like my dad prefers] or too vinegary… but rather, something in the middle. Like this recipe! The dressing for this red cabbage based slaw is creamy AND tangy. I used mayo, Greek yogurt, and sour cream for optimal creaminess along with a hint of apple cider vinegar and lemon juice for tang. Perfect!
Besides the taste of the dressing, a great slaw to me has to have some sweet elements. The more the merrier, I think! This slaw also features raisins and apples and carrots for tons of sweetness. The perfect blend. 🙂 My slaw isn’t quite as pretty as traditional cole slaws because the holes of my circa-1980 food processor are kinda wonky, so if you take the time to slice a head of cabbage your slaw will look MUCH better than mine. Take a look at the original recipe and you’ll see what I mean. But looks aside, this slaw is fantastic and is sure to be a staple in my home for many summers to come. Enjoy! Happy Labor Day weekend!
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Red Cabbage, Raisin, and Apple Slaw
slightly adapted from Budget Bytes
- 1/3 cup mayonaise
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 small head purple cabbage [about 1.5 pounds]
- 2 large carrots, peeled
- 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored
- 1/2 cup raisins [I used a mix of regular and golden]
In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, yogurt, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, and pepper for the dressing. Set aside.
Use a food processor or a sharp knife to shred the cabbage into thin strips and place in a large bowl. Grate carrots and apple, then toss with cabbage. Pour dressing over vegetables, then gently toss until combined.
Slaw is best within the first day or so, but lasts in the fridge up to one week.
18 thoughts on “Red Cabbage, Raisin, and Apple Slaw”
Love that this has bits of sweet mixed in and isn’t overpowered by mayo!
I agree about the word slaw! And I definitely don’t love all cole slaws, but this sounds like one I could definitely get behind!
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hehe I think I agree with you too!! This slaw does look really delicious and it’s been a long time since I made slaw as my hubby is not a fan of it!! I need to make this soon!
I never really thought about the word slaw, but it is kind of unappetizing now that I have lol. Anyways, I love it and this version looks sweet and tasty!
Ha! I’m picky about words. 🙂 Thanks!
haha I love a good slaw! And the raisins must be so good in this!
Haha.. when I was younger, I thought it was “cold slaw”. I was always frustrated that we always had it cold, I once asked “can we try hot slaw?” I suppose it really is a strange word.
But it looks good! What an interesting combo!
Hot slaw! Hilarious! 🙂
I am a huge fan of “slaw” as well. I love it as a side dish! This particular cole slaw looks fantastic as it seems like it is much healthier than any store bought stuff. I will definitely have to try this one out!
Thank you, Jordan! Please let me know what you think if you try it out! 🙂
I’ve never thought about it, but you’re right …. cole slaw is not the most appetizing name. Ha! This looks amazing, though – what a great combination of flavors, textures, and color! We do need to come up with an alternate name, though – crunchy shaved cabbage salad? =)
Ha! Love it, Amy! Thanks 🙂