Crunchy Cool Coleslaw

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Hope you are enjoying #BBQWeek so far, I know I am! A barbecue isn't complete without some awesome side dishes, and coleslaw is a pretty popular one. Since I'm not a fan of mayo, I've never really made or eaten coleslaw before.  I saw this recipe on the Taste of Home site, and thought I'd give it a try.

I made slight changes to the recipe, using the red, orange, and yellow peppers I had on hand. I also substituted pepitas instead of nuts. It all comes together so quickly, the peppers and apple make it so colorful, and the dressing is light and tastes great.  Thank you so much to Elaine H. for sharing her recipe!

Crunchy Cool Coleslaw

Crunchy Cool Coleslaw


  • 2 packages coleslaw mix (16 ounces each)
  • 2 medium Honeycrisp apples, julienned
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 3/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper (I used red, orange and yellow)
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dry roasted peanuts or cashews (I used pepitas)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, sugar, celery seed and salt.
  2. Just before serving, pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with nuts or pepitas.
  3. Yield: 16 servings.
apples, cabbage
Side dishes, Picnic, Cookoutm BBQ
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  1. I'm always up for cole slaw! I love all the goodies in here!

  2. I 'm not a big fan of mayo either and I hate that some slaws use some much mustard and vinegar you can't taste anything else. This looks like the perfect balance.

  3. I love that you added apple for that little touch of sweetness!

  4. Such a tasty cole slaw. I love that you have added apples to your slaw. It adds a nice sweetness to the yummy salad.


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