Sweet Celery Seed Apple Slaw

This apple slaw is unique twist on classic coleslaw with a touch of sweetness. The perfect side dish to just about any summer entrée! 

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Do you have any strong opinions about coleslaw? Some people like it creamy, others like it vinegary. I’m sure some people will only use green cabbage, whereas others might throw in some red cabbage (or even brussels sprouts). Honestly, I pretty much like all coleslaw, but I like it best when it’s not TOO creamy, but a balance between creamy and vinegary.

Sometimes I like my coleslaw with a touch of sweetness to balance out something else on my plate that might be spicy (like Harissa Barbecue Chicken, coming soon!).

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This Sweet Celery Seed Apple Slaw is one of those versatile slaw recipes that will work for just about every meal, all through the summer and fall. I got wild and used both red and green cabbage, along with some carrots and a bit of green onion. Then, for a unique twist on classic slaw, I grated a Michigan Gala apple (my favorite variety for cooking) into the bowl. The snappy, slightly sweet flavor of the apple adds a special touch to the slaw.

The dressing is a simple mixture of mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper, and celery seeds. Celery seeds are commonly used to make pickles and brines, and sometimes show up in bloody marys, too. The seeds are tiny, but they pack a powerful flavor punch of concentrated celery, adding yet another layer of flavor to this slaw.

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Sweet Celery Seed Apple Slaw

This apple slaw is unique twist on classic coleslaw with a touch of sweetness. The perfect side dish to just about any summer entrée!

Ingredients:

For the Dressing:

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Slaw:

  • 1 Michigan Gala apple, shredded
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1  cup shredded carrots

Directions:

  1. Make the Dressing: In medium bowl, whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, celery seed, salt and pepper until smooth.
  2. Make the Slaw: Place apple, onions, cabbage and carrots in large bowl. Add Dressing and toss until well combined. Slaw is best eaten the day it is made, but will keep in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
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