Apple of My Eye Coleslaw (Apple Coleslaw with Greek Yogurt, Cinnamon, Honey Dressing) - Apr 21st, 2015
Spring finally sprung last week, and we got to thinking of those inevitable summer get-togethers for BBQs, picnics, and other potluck-type events. We wanted to add a bit of sweetness to your summer salad options with a twist on a traditional coleslaw. So we sweetened things up with apples, raisins, honey, and cinnamon; tossed in the usual suspects: cabbage and carrots; coated it all with a Greek yogurt-based dressing; and then called it my wife’s Apple of My Eye Coleslaw (Apple Coleslaw with Greek Yogurt, Cinnamon, Honey Dressing)…. You know, because it’s sweet, has carrots which are supposed to be good for your eyes, and … well… apples. Yeah, we know… we might be stretching that one a bit. We never said it was easy coming up with punny and clever recipe names.
Now we know that an apple coleslaw isn’t really all that ground-breaking, but we think the addition of cinnamon and nutmeg really gives this a unique flavour. Yeah, I know… my wife uses a lot of cinnamon in her cooking and baking. I have mentioned how much I love cinnamon, right? My wife, Mae, is a big fan too. The Greek yogurt dressing makes this coleslaw delicious and nutritious! Good-bye fat-laden mayonnaise slaws (yummy as they might be).
This apple coleslaw is best served immediately, but can be stored in an airtight container for a few days in the refrigerator. Mae also prepared the salad and dressing separately, mixing them just prior to serving. We think you’ll find it’s the perfect side dish for hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, and ribs. For something really special, try piling this slaw on a grilled turkey burger, or pulled pork sandwich.
If vinegar and mayonnaise-laden coleslaw seems to be crowding out the picnic table, we think you’ll agree that my wife’s Apple of My Eye Coleslaw (Apple Coleslaw with Greek Yogurt, Cinnamon, Honey Dressing) is a great alternative:
- 4 cups shredded green cabbage
- 2 cups shredded carrot
- 2 apples, cored and grated
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Juice & zest of 1 lemon
- 2-3 tbsps. honey
- 2 tbsps. olive oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup toasted slivered almonds for garnishing (optional)
- In a small bowl, combine yogurt, lemon, honey, olive oil, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Cover and refrigerate until just prior to serving.
- In a large bowl, mix together cabbage, carrot, apples, and raisins. Just prior to serving, toss with yogurt dressing. Serve topped with slivered toasted almonds, if desired.
Gregg & Mae