Clean Apple Slaw

It may be late summer, but the potluck get-togethers are still going strong (my husband has a BIG family…)

So, again, I was stumped as to what to bring…but only until I picked up the Sept/Oct issue of  Clean Eating Magazine, my latest favorite reading material! Clean Eating is a wealth of simple, fresh recipes you can really feel good about because they all focus on the consumption of food in its most natural state. Perfect for foodies and greenies alike!

This recipe is for Clean Eating’s Apple Slaw, with a few modifications made by yours truly, noted in bold…

(Nursing mommies proceed with caution! Cabbage has been known to cause tummy distress in little nurslings. We’ve don’t seem to have any trouble, but it’s a good tidbit for mommies to keep in mind, just in case baby shows signs of sensitivity…)

Apple Slaw

Slaw mix:

  • 1 1/2 small cabbages (about 7 cups)
  • 3 large carrots (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 Braeburn apple
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 T walnuts, chopped
  • My addition: 1 handful dried cranberries and some extra walnuts

For ease of preparation, I opted to shred all veggies in my food processor.


  • 1/4 cup apple cider venegar
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • My addition: approx. 1/8 cup honey, and a little extra vinegar, mustard and oil to increase yield of dressing 

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl; pour over slaw. Top with walnuts, cover and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Delicious, with a nice bite… and really pretty, too! Everyone seemed to like it, especially me! (And it gave me an evil pleasure to serve something fresh and healthy alongside the fried chicken…. 😈 ) I was wishing I had served it in the pretty pink casserole dish that didn’t sell at our yard sale yesterday, but I didn’t think of it in time. Would’ve made a pretty photo…

Oops…I almost forgot! Happy anniversary to me …and the hubs, of course! That’s right…it was exactly 2 years ago (yesterday) that I married the man I fell in love with nearly 20 years ago. Can you believe it? My first love. It’s weird how things have a way of just working out the way they’re supposed to, isn’t it?

Yup…we celebrated at the family reunion. It was not the most romantic day of my life, but there was some pretty cute entertainment! That’s my boy with his little cousin…

It was a low-key anniversary, but that’s OK, because we’ve booked our tickets to the first annual Mother Earth News Fair in September! Thanks to my father-in-law for the generous anniversary gift of a fun family weekend away! It will be our first since we’ve been married, and I can’t think of a better way to spend it attending sustainable living workshops, learning from true food artisans, and “participating in the revival of real food!” 


There are so many kinds of “slaw” out there…what’s your favorite?

Have you ever attended an event that supports the idea of “Real Food”? Where was it? 


  1. says

    Happy anniversary! Love that this slaw has apple in it. My favorite is old-fashioned cole slaw with mayonnaise dressing, which my mom made from scratch quite a bit when I was a kid. It always hit the spot, and was never heavy, like they are sometimes at diners and things.

    Thanks for writing about the magazine; I’ll have to check that one out.

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