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Autumn Apple Coleslaw

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Delicious recipe for seasonal autumn apple coleslaw. Crunchy apples, red cabbage and carrots in a creamy dressing. Perfect with pulled pork!

Homemade autumn apple coleslaw is such a treat to eat. Loaded with fresh crunchy vegetables which all count towards your 5-a-day and it tastes oh so good stuffed into bread rolls with pulled pork.

You can throw together a bowlful of crunchy autumn apple coleslaw in just a few minutes.

It’s much easier and faster to make the autumn coleslaw if you’ve got a food processor with a grating plate. But if not you’ll just need to put in a bit of effort and grate the veggies using a box grater.

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To make the red cabbage apple coleslaw all you need to do is grate the cabbage, onion and carrots.

Stir in the creamy homemade dressing with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar and seasoning.

Then gently stir through the sliced apples.

Our autumn apple coleslaw tastes awesome tucked alongside toasted cheese sandwiches, piled onto sticky sausages in crusty bread rolls, heaped onto burgers or alongside cold roast meats.

It’s a super versatile side dish.

Equipment Needed To Make Apple Slaw

  • Food processor – or if making by hand a box grater.
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp vegetable knife
  • Small bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Tablespoon

Autumn Apple Coleslaw Ingredients

To make our apple coleslaw recipe UK style you’ll just need…

  • half red cabbage – shredded in the food processor or finely sliced
  • 3 carrots – shredded in the food processor or grated
  • 1 onion – shredded in the food processor or finely sliced
  • 2 heaped tbs mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs white wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 2 apples
  • Juice of 1 lemon

How To Make Autumn Apple Coleslaw

You’ll just LOVE how simple it is to throw together our red cabbage and apple slaw!

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Step One – shred the vegetables

  • Shred the cabbage, carrots and onion using the food processor or box grater.
  • Tip the shredded vegetables into a large mixing bowl.

Step Two – mix up the apple slaw dressing

  • In a small bowl add the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, olive oil, white wine vinegar and season to taste with salt & pepper. Mix these together into a smooth creamy dressing.

Step Three – toss the apple coleslaw vegetables and dressing together

  • Pour the dressing into the shredded vegetables and toss well to coat everything.

Step Four – stir through the sliced apples

  • Quarter and core the apples then slice thinly – toss the apple slices in lemon juice then stir them into the coleslaw.

Make Coleslaw Your Way…

  • Go fruity and make coleslaw with apples and raisins.
  • Cut back on the fat and make our apple coleslaw no mayo by using low fat yogurt instead of mayonnaise for the dressing.
  • Spice things up with freshly chopped chilli stirred into the mix.
  • Make fennel and apple slaw as a twist on the original slaw recipe.
  • Delicious apple coleslaw for pulled pork stuffed into crusty rolls or alongside our posh sausage rolls for a proper autumn tea time treat.
plate piled high with homemade sausage rolls with chutney and cheese - bowl of apples in the background

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Autumn Apple Coleslaw

Yield: Serves 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Super tasty autumn apple recipe

Ingredients

  • half red cabbage 
  • 3 carrots 
  • 1 onion 
  • 2 tbs mayonnaise 
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard 
  • 1 tbs olive oil 
  • 1 tbs white wine vinegar 
  • pinch salt 
  • pinch of black pepper 
  • 2 red apples 
  • juice 1 lemon 

Instructions

  1. Shred the cabbage, carrots and onion using the food processor or box grater.
  2. Tip the shredded vegetables into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a small bowl add the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, olive oil, white wine vinegar and season to taste with salt & pepper. Mix these together into a smooth creamy dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing into the shredded vegetables and toss well to coat everything.
  5. Quarter and core the apples then slice thinly - toss the apple slices in lemon juice then stir them into the coleslaw.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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