Apple Coleslaw

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Votes: 14
Rating: 4.5
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1/2 head(s) cabbage(s), green, chopped
1 medium apple(s), tart, (Granny Smith recommended), grated or chopped
1 large celery stalk(s), chopped
1 medium bell pepper(s), chopped
1/4 cup(s) olive oil
1 medium lemon(s), juiced
2 tablespoon(s) honey, raw
1 teaspoon(s) celery seed
1/4 teaspoon(s) sea salt


  1. Toss the cabbage, apple, celery, and bell pepper together in a large bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk remaining ingredients.
  3. Drizzle over coleslaw and toss to coat.


  1. Phil

    Really good side dish, I eat it for lunch and dinner.

  2. mrossus

    Loved this paired with the Cilantro turkey burgers!!! Very good!!!

  3. CarolePinell

    I have to say that this was a whole lot better than I imagined! I was a bad girl and added a tiny bit of stevia and doubled the honey. We are sweet addicts, and I figured I better submerge the family into this slowly. I found myself going to snack on it instead of all the snacks in the pantry.
    I also did part red cabbage and part green. Not sure if that affected the flavor, but the flavor was great either way.+

  4. MKMBeaulieu

    This was delicious as is, but for me was missing the “bite” that traditional slaw has, so I added a couple splashes of apple cider vinegar and some fresh cracked black pepper. YUM!

  5. Kristy

    The bell pepper in this was a little weird, but overall it was very good. Oh, and we used about a third less honey than called for.

  6. Hana

    I just got done making this dish, and it’s so delicious! I was gonna have it for dinner but instead i’m gonna save it for work lunch tomorrow. Now i’m gonna look for another recipe to make ;)
    Thanks so much.

  7. Milissa

    Wonderful! Easy and delicious! Thank you!

  8. jeff

    This is good. However, I grabbed some leftovers for lunch and threw a brat and some of this slaw in the same container. After zapping it in the microwave, this becomes the absolute BEST sauerkraut I have ever tasted. I know it is not real sauerkraut, but it is mighty testy.

  9. NatPatBen

    This recipe was well-received in my house (hard with a very very very picky husband).

    Since I didn’t plan to use honey (on a Whole30), I used a gala apple instead of a tart one. That added enough sweetness, along with the yellow bell pepper, that we didn’t miss the honey. Also didn’t use celery seed; not sure what we missed without it.

  10. Danyielle

    So good!,,

  11. Hannah

    Delicious! Didn’t have Celery Seed so used Epicure Lemon Dilly. Beautiful!

  12. Silverstar

    Omg I love this!!!! This is totally my new staple. I paired this with the chicken rosemary & mushroom glaze recipe and my boyfriend and I devoured it all!!! It’s so light & refreshing, will be eating this as a snack all the time!!!!

  13. JerryDSanchez

    This is great! I used a whole red cabbage(it was kinda small) and two green apples to get a little more tartness and its really good.

  14. Jamie Toft

    Whipped this up tonight to go with the cilantro turkey burgers — SO GOOD! I used two small heads of cabbage (one green, one red), two apples, two stalks of celery, and doubled the sauce ingredients so I could have a nice big batch for the rest of the week. SO SO SO yummy!

  15. Anonymous

    I did not care for this salad

  16. Jessica Kiehn

    This is a GREAT side! We beefed it up a bit and added sunflower seeds, raisins, juice from half an orange, and chia seeds. It’s a new staple in our house. Love the crunchy freshness!

  17. Diana

    Loved this recipe, especially with the suggestions! I used Napa cabbage and Fuji apples, and added apple cider vinegar, black pepper, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, currants, toasted flax seeds, and CINNAMON :) Thank you Paleo Plan!

  18. Karen M

    Really enjoyed this. In fact I couldn’t stop eating it. The dressing was delicious.

  19. jesse

    I didn’t like it :(

  20. DonoMoto

    Love this recipe. Sometimes I add seeds from 1/2 a pomegranate, too.

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