Easy Apple Cranberry Coleslaw
Side Dish

Easy Apple Cranberry Coleslaw

Easy Apple Cranberry Coleslaw 

Easy apple cranberry coleslaw is a new favorite in my household. In fact, my husband, Nathan, will eat this one! Yes, it is a husband-approved recipe! He dislikes my traditional coleslaw recipe, but raves about this one. 

I had originally made it when we went to visit his parents and I made everyone dinner, and it was definitely a hit. I was really impressed that my husband ate his, and even went back for seconds. That means something! Everyone enjoyed it, and I was very happy. 

This is a recipe that can be made at any time of the year, and would make a great addition around the holidays. Nathan commented that it would be great in addition to my cranberry sauce around thanksgiving. But it would be amazing at any time, like barbecues, or tailgate parties, or even just dinner with the family on a busy weeknight as a side dish

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Have you tried this easy apple cranberry coleslaw yet? Come on in and let me tell you about it! 

Easy Apple Cranberry Coleslaw
Easy Apple Cranberry Coleslaw

Easy Apple Cranberry Coleslaw Ingredients 

Coleslaw mix, 1 14 ounce bag 

Apple, Granny Smith, 1 large, diced 

Cranberries, dried, ½ cup 

Walnuts, chopped, ½ cup 

Green onions, 4, sliced 


Mayonnaise, ½ cup 

Greek Yogurt, ¾ cup 

Honey, 6 tablespoons 

Ginger, ground, ¾ tablespoon 

Easy Apple Cranberry Coleslaw
Easy Apple Cranberry Coleslaw

Easy Apple Cranberry Coleslaw Directions 

In a mixing bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients and whisk together until it turns into a sauce/dressing. 

Add in the coleslaw mix and stir until it is evenly coated. 

For best results, chill in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. 

Recipe Notes 

I used Granny Smith apples because that is my preference, but you can certainly use any kind of apple that you enjoy. Feel free to change it up to fit your own preference. I’ve heard others using golden delicious and loving it. 

This dish can be served immediately after making it, but I like to let mine chill in the refrigerator while I’m working on the rest of dinner. The flavors have time to come together better when you give it some time to just chill and relax in the refrigerator. 

If you don’t have greek yogurt, you can use sour cream. I don’t recommend skipping this and substituting all mayonnaise though. One of the things I love about this recipe is the tang and sour note that the greek yogurt (or sour cream) provides. It isn’t quite the same with strictly mayonnaise. 

Easy Apple Cranberry Coleslaw
Easy Apple Cranberry Coleslaw

Why I Love This Recipe 

I love the combination of apples and cranberries together. It is like peanut butter and jelly. It just goes together. 

The textures in this coleslaw are amazing. With the cranberries, apples, and walnuts in it, I get a different texture in every bite. That creates a craveability because the texture differences keep it interesting. Every bite is different! 

The yogurt gives it a great tang as well. My husband hates mayonnaise, which is a huge part of the reason he doesn’t eat coleslaw in general. They are always mayonnaise-heavy recipes. I made this with more yogurt than mayonnaise for the tang, and to make sure it didn’t just taste like mayonnaise. Which he made it a point to note this is why he enjoyed it. If you have picky eaters who don’t like coleslaw normally, I recommend having them try this one out and see if it makes a difference. 

This recipe was a huge hit with the entire family. I’m never sure about making brand new recipes for my in-laws, as it may be a disaster. But everyone enjoyed it, and that made me very happy. 

I paired this recipe with apricot baked chicken, mashed potatoes, and parmesan roasted asparagus, for a great well-rounded weeknight meal for the family, and there were very few leftovers! 

Easy Apple Cranberry Coleslaw
Easy Apple Cranberry Coleslaw


Have you tried this easy apple cranberry coleslaw yourself? Are you a fan? Did you make any substitutions? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

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