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The Perfect Side: Bright, Tangy, Crisp Apple Carrot Slaw Makes Entreés Sing!

  • Author: Renee' Groskreutz
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


An easy-to-make slaw with a premade coleslaw mix, apples, carrots and sour cream. Quick and delicious!



  • 1 (12 oz) package of shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large apple (can be Granny Smith, HoneyCrisp, or your favorite kind)
  • 2 carrots
  • ¼ c mayonnaise
  • ¼ c sour cream
  • 2 T sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Open coleslaw mix -  Rinse and squeeze dry with paper towels. Note: Some coleslaw mixes are pre-rinsed. If that is the mix that you have, just make sure that it is dried thoroughly before proceeding or your finished product will be too runny and unappetizing.

Prepare the carrots:

Prepare the apple:

  • Wash, dry, then peel the apple. Grate the apple into the bowl with the grated carrots.

Toss to coat:

  • Add the vinegar to the bowl with the carrots and apple and toss with tongs to fully coat the mixture.

Prepare the sauce:

  • In a separate bowl, combine the mayo, sour cream and sugar then mix until the sugar has fully dissolved.

Add the cabbage mix:

  • Add the premade cabbage mix, apple and carrots to the bowl with the sauce. Stir to coat evenly.
    Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Chill in the fridge until ready to serve. This is best served chilled, but if you can’t wait, you can’t wait!

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American