I love coleslaw and have a ton of different variations that I play around with throughout the year. This vinegar based slaw can definitely upstage a salad. Full of tart, crisp Granny Smith apples, crunchy red cabbage, and dressed with a zesty red wine vinegar/honey/lime combination, this slaw is fun, delicious, and nutritious. It’s definitely not ordinary and goes well with a variety of dishes, from pulled pork to fish tacos to macaroni and cheese.


Course Side Dish
Keyword salad, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Abbie Gellman


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • zest of 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large red cabbage thinly sliced
  • 2 granny smith apple diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 3 scallions white/light green parts sliced thin


  1. Combine oil, vinegar, honey, zest, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and whisk.

  2. Add cabbage, apple, celery, and scallion whites to bowl and mix thoroughly. Garnish with scallion greens.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Note: can cut back on oil by half if you prefer a lower oil:acid ratio

Cabbage Apple Slaw

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