Cranberry Apple Coleslaw

Cranberry Apple Coleslaw is a fun twist to a classic with a Christmas flair, using red cabbage, cranberry juice, apples and a topping of almonds.

This red slaw salad is so easy to make and pretty. If you’re looking for an easy festive side dish, try this Cranberry Apple Coleslaw with Almonds, and you won’t regret it! It’s a kid-friendly salad with all the same ingredients as the standard coleslaw but with extra cranberry juice, almonds and pomegranate arils to top the salad, making it very colourful and fitting for the holidays.

It is a great side dish or something to bring to a potluck. Not only does it keep well for a few days in the fridge, but it also brings a nice touch of colour to any table. It’s a healthy side dish for the whole family!

Green/White Cabbage vs. Red Cabbage

red vs. white cabbage

Yes, they taste very similar, but they are slightly different nutrition-wise. The Red Cabbage contains ten times the amount of Vitamin A than the white variety. This is important for your vision, skin and overall immune system. The white cabbage still contains a good amount to keep your bones strong and has the upper hand in Vitamin K. On top of that, they are both a good source of Vitamin C and iron, making them a great contributor to a healthy family diet!

Alternative Ingredients

Cranberry apple coleslaw

The coleslaw, of course, could also be made with white cabbage since they taste similar. As for the toppings, I’ve added some shaved almonds, parsley and pomegranate arils, but they are optional. I think the almonds bring a welcomed nutty flair to the salad. The other toppings are mainly decorative.

Suitable for Many Diets

Coleslaw, in general, is excellent if you’re having people over. Since many people have food intolerances to lactose or gluten or have specific needs and diets like vegetarian, this salad suits many…at least the ones mentioned previously, but also those on a Keto diet if you remove the apple. It’s a very adaptable recipe that can suit many, preventing you from having hungry guests at your next event!

Cranberry Apple Coleslaw

Conservation

As mentioned above, the slaw can last 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator if adequately covered. It’s also suitable for the freezer. Since it’s a vinegar-based slaw, it can last up to 6 months in the freezer. Use a freezer bag to store it! So easy!

To Serve with?

Here are some friendly, kid-friendly recipes from my other food blog (The FoodOlic) that would go well with this red slaw!

Cranberry apple coleslaw

Cranberry Apple Coleslaw

Cranberry Apple Coleslaw is a fun twist to a classic. Also, it's got a Christmas flair using red cabbage, cranberry juice, apples and a topping of almonds.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
resting time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Other
Keyword: almond, cabbage, christmas, coleslaw, cranberry, red, side dish
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Marie Breton

Ingredients

  • ½ red cabbage finely chopped
  • 100 ml cranberry juice
  • 80 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 apple
  • 1 carrots
  • salt and pepper

Toppings

  • parsley
  • shaved almond
  • pomegranate arils

Instructions

  • Finely cut the red cabbage, carrot, and apple in a food processor.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Make sure to mix halfway.
  • Before serving, mix, then add the toppings of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 2503IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Apple Coleslaw
Amount per Serving
Calories
138
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Sodium
 
28
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
274
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
2503
IU
50
%
Vitamin C
 
44
mg
53
%
Calcium
 
46
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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