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Tips for Making a Delicious Purple Apple Slaw

Updated on July 14, 2018
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Victoria is a stay-at-home mom, author, educator, and blogger at Healthy at Home. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.

Tips for Making a Delicious Purple Apple Slaw
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5 stars from 1 rating of Delicious Purple Apple Slaw

Purple coleslaw is a unique twist on a traditional favorite that is rich in anthocyanins, important cancer fighting plant pigments.

With it's sweeter qualities, purple cabbage makes the traditional coleslaw that everyone loves even better than before.

In my recipe, I don't use mayonnaise because of it's fatty qualities and I'm not fond of the taste. If you would like to switch out the yogurt I've substituted instead, that's perfectly fine.

We've learned how to use a great many new and different ingredients to make some of the best recipes we have. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves about 12 people


  • 1/2 medium red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 2 large Fuji apples
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 bunch green onions


  1. Before we can begin making our coleslaw, everything needs to be chopped up.
  2. Chop up your red cabbage pretty thin and pour it into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Then chop your red onion into pretty small pieces and add them to the bowl. (Some prefer bigger pieces of red onion and that's fine too.)
  4. Chop up your green apples, but you'll want to leave yourself some decent sized pieces. I usually do this by cutting your apples in half and then in quarters.
  5. Core them all removing the seeds, and then cut each of the quarters into three more pieces.
  6. From there I just cut these in half. Dumpy these into your mixing bowl as well.
  7. Finally chop up your green onions into small circles and add them to the bowl. Mix everything really well.
  8. Now for the sauce. In a small bowl mix your yogurt, salt and pepper, sugar, lemon juice, and milk. Blend until everything is well mixed and smooth.
  9. Pour your sauce into your large mixing bowl and toss to evenly coat everything. Store in the refrigerator to chill until time to serve.
  10. Yummy! Yummy!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 cup of coleslaw
Calories 160
Calories from Fat135
% Daily Value *
Fat 15 g23%
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 7 mg2%
Sodium 212 mg9%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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I love all of the different colors in this yummy side. Not only are you getting a really healthy treat, but the tart of the cabbage and the sweet of the apples really melds well in your mouth.

This coleslaw is perfect for just any meal. It's great for picnics, great alongside Fish Tacos, and even better on pulled pork sandwiches!

As purple cabbage is a little sweeter than green, this side dish will lend a little extra sweetness to your dish than would regular coleslaw. Without the extra veggies, the taste will be purer and lighter. This is why we like it so much!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have! We're having it again with our fish tacos this week with family coming in!

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