I never used to like coleslaw. Memories from my childhood are of KFC dinners my Dad brought home, complete with mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls and soupy slaw. Ick.
Many years later, I ate coleslaw at a restaurant, and loved it! Nothing like that drippy, wet slaw made in bulk. I set out to create my own version of grown up slaw at home. Apple and Cabbage Slaw. Fresh fruit and chopped cabbage mixed with a bit of tangy mayo and celery seed is my perfect at home slaw! You’ll never turn your nose up to slaw again. Promise.
Apple and Cabbage Slaw
- 1/2 large head cabbage or 1 1/2 bags of coleslaw mix
- 2 large carrots grated (omit if using bagged mix)
- 1-2 apples I like Fuji washed, cored, cut into chunks ( peel on)
- 1/3 cup Golden Raisins more or less depending-if you are a raisin lover
- 1/4 cup Craisins optional
- 3/4 cup Mayonnaise not light I like Best Foods or Hellman's
- 1/4 cup Cider Vinegar
- 2-3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tsp celery seed
Wash and chop cabbage. Place cabbage in large bowl.
Add carrots, apples, golden raisins, and Craisins.
In separate bowl, mix the mayo, cider vinegar and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. If you like the dressing more tart, add vinegar, a tablespoon at a time. If you like your slaw dressing sweet, add more sugar.
When the dressing is mixed well, add the celery seed.
Pour the dressing over the cabbage and fruits.
This salad is best when chilled for at least an hour.