Wednesday, August 12, 2009

DIY Thursday-Sweet Apple Coleslaw

(Edited November 23rd to link up to the Recipe Party on the Shabby Chic Cottage and Embellished Bayou.)

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It's that time again, DIY day at A Soft Place to Land. I loooove Thursdays!


While I am in the middle of a bathroom makeover, I don't have any more finished projects to show off just yet. So I decided to post one of my favorite recipes that we had with dinner Wednesday night. I found this recipe online and tweaked it a little to fit our tastes. This recipe is called Apple Coleslaw, but it's also affectionately known as "Sara Salad" since I bring it to family gatherings and it's a crowd favorite. My hubby normally hates regular cole slaw, but this one he loves. It's a bit sweeter and less mayonnaise based than traditional cole slaw.

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Here is the ingredient list for 4 servings that I normally make for hubby and myself and then have leftovers for lunch. If you are making it for 6-10 people it's easy to just double and use the whole bag of coleslaw.

-1/2 of a 1lb bag shredded deli cole slaw mix

-1 apple of any variety, chopped

-2 green onion tops, chopped

-1/4 cup brown sugar

-1/4 to 1/3 cup mayonnaise(I don't measure exact, I just stir it around until the mix looks lightly coated. I also use light mayo.)

-1 Tablespoon lemon juice

-1 teaspon apple cider vinegar

-2 or 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds. I usually use walnuts and I don't normally measure. Just put in as many nuts as you want.

Then just mix it all together, making sure the apples are throughly mixed in with the lemon juice and mayo so they don't turn brown. This cole slaw tastes awesome the next day too after all the flavors have blended together. It's one way I can get my hubby to eat his veggies and with light mayo it's fairly low in calories and fat. Plus the apple and nuts are good for you and cancel out the brown sugar right? Enjoy!

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  1. Looks delish (in the words of Rachel Ray), I love all the colors and textures!

  2. This looks really good! I think my hubby would like it! I saw your post about Galena; we've been there lots. You must not live too terribly far from me. I'm in eastern Iowa.


  3. I had cole slaw at a restaurant last night that had apples and pineapple in it. It was very good...but maybe a little too fruity.
    I can't wait to try sounds perfect.

  4. YUM!!!! I like coleslaw, and this recipe looks fab. :) Thanks so much for the visit. Do you mind sharing how you got those cute little tabs at the top of your blog under your banner? Did you have someone design that? Very cute!!

  5. I promise I will do a how-to on how to get the tabs at the top! It might be my DIY Thursday for next week.

  6. I'm not a big coleslaw fan so I'd love to find a recipe I really love. This one sounds scrumptious so I've copied it and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. This looks yummy! Never thought about putting apples in it! Great job!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!


    Happy Weekend!


  8. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :) Good luck with your kitchen table!
    This salad looks soooo good! I love a good slaw. I've been looking for something to bring to our family get togethers.

  9. Sara, I've never really liked Coleslaw, but that looks so good, more like a salad, and the apples and walnuts! YUM. I'm definintely going to have to give it a try. :)

  10. I just had to tell you that I made this today for lunch and it was super yummy!

    Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  11. Sounds yummy. we have a broccoli slaw recipe with craisins. I hope you will come post this on the knock off knock out party at my blog tomorrow.


  12. We have a yummy broccoli slaw with craisins. I hope you will come over and post this on my Knock Out Knock Off party tomorrow.


  13. What an interesting recipe, it sounds yummy!

    I'd love it if you could stop by and link up this post to my "Go Nuts" party!

  14. Hi there.
    I'm stopping over from TSSC and I just wanted to say hello. This sounds fantastic!! I must try it. Thanks for sharing.



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