Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw

Wonderfully tangy and refreshing, and the perfect side dish to any meal!

Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw - Wonderfully tangy and refreshing, and the perfect side dish to any meal!

Summer has officially hit, actually it hit like 3 weeks ago, with its scorching hot 90+ degree F weather so for this week’s installment of #SundaySupper, we are beating the summer heat by bringing you recipes that can be prepared quickly and without the use of an oven. That being said, I bring you a quick and easy coleslaw with a secret ingredient: granny smith apples. I was definitely a bit skeptical about the apples but it actually brought such a nice, refreshing tartness to the slaw that was very well balanced with the lemony-poppy-seed dressing. Plus, it’s such a nice twist on boring old, traditional coleslaw. Best of all, it serves as the perfect side dish to almost anything!

So here’s how you make this:

You’ll need some green cabbage, red cabbage, carrot and apple. You could alternatively use a store-bought coleslaw mixture and add in the apples.

Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw - Wonderfully tangy and refreshing, and the perfect side dish to any meal!

Next we’ll make the dressing with some mayo, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, poppy seeds, salt and pepper.

Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw - Wonderfully tangy and refreshing, and the perfect side dish to any meal!

Then we’ll dump the dressing into the cabbage mixture and give it a good stir.

Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw - Wonderfully tangy and refreshing, and the perfect side dish to any meal!

Be sure to let it sit in the fridge for an hour or so to let the flavors really meld.

Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw - Wonderfully tangy and refreshing, and the perfect side dish to any meal!

Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw

Wonderfully tangy and refreshing, and the perfect side dish to any meal!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the green cabbage, red cabbage, carrot and apple.
  2. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, poppy seeds, salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Pour mixture over cabbage mixture and stir using a rubber spatula until well combined. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  4. Serve cold.

Adapted from Bitchin’ Camero.

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 137.6 Calories from Fat 100.8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.2g 17%
Saturated Fat 1.6g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 1.7mg 1%
Sodium 43.2mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9.8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
Sugars 5.9g
Protein 1.1g 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Cabbage has been shown to help keep blood cholesterol at healthy levels. It’s also a good source of Vitamin K, potassium, fiber, and Vitamin A.

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.