Coleslaw with Apples, Cranberries and Almonds

apple cranberry coleslaw (1)picresizeIt’s June … it’s summer (maybe not officially but) …. I have 4 more days until school is out!
For me that means, easy peasy meals.  Usually no oven and light side dishes.

The BBQ has been officially broken in and is my main way of cooking already.  If I don’t have to turn the oven on, I don’t.  But, by the end of summer I find I am bored with the same old side dishes so I wanted to start this season off with a twist on the old classics.

I cannot take credit for this recipe.  I found it over at CookingClassy which is a great food blog if you haven’t been over there.  What inspired me to make this coleslaw instead of my usual one was the addition of the cranberries, slivered almonds and apples.

Her pictures are wonderful.  I could almost touch the apples.  I can only hope I did her recipe justice with my pictures because it’s such a wonderfully light coleslaw with some great additions.

apple-cranberry-coleslaw (1)piccropresize

I was lazy and bought the prepackaged coleslaw, but if you want you can certainly shred the cabbage and cut up all those little carrots yourself.  I however, am in summer mode and that wasn’t going to happen.

Coleslaw with Apples, Cranberries and Almonds

Yield: 8 servings

Coleslaw with Apples, Cranberries and Almonds


1 Package Organic Coleslaw (prepackaged) or apprx 4 cups shredded cabbage
1 Organic Red Apple, cut into small chunks or slices
3/4 Cup Slivered Almonds
3/4 Cup Dried Cranberries
3/4 Cup Organic Yogurt (I used Stonyfield Whole Milk)
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise (I used Spectrum)
1/4 Cup Honey
2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Organic Onion, diced very finely
1 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds (optional)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing and whisk until combined and smooth
  2. In a large bowl, combine the packaged coleslaw (or cabbage), onion, apples, cranberries and slivered almonds
  3. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw and toss to evenly coat
  4. Cover and refrigerate for several hours until ice cold


Nutritional Information is approximate: Calories 147; Fat 7.2gr; Sodium 69mg; Fiber 2gr; Sugar 14gr; Protein 3.4gr

© HappilyUnprocessed. All images & content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words AND link back to this post.

Recipe Adapted from:  CookingClassy
I used all organic ingredients (where possible) when making this recipe, and hope you do too!  🙂

what to serve

Best Grilled Chicken

grilled chicken









Thank you to those of you who found us through Pinterest!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


  1. This looks marvelous! I love the addition of cranberries and apples– two of my favorites! 🙂

  2. smithjka says:

    The black speckles in the picture don’t look like pepper. Is that poppy seed? This isn’t referenced in the recipe. Thanks

    • yes they are. I forgot to add that into the ingredients. It’s an optional ingredient. I just like poppy seeds. 🙂

error: Content is protected !!