Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw with Apple
A creamy no mayo coleslaw made with Greek yogurt. This healthier coleslaw comes together in minutes, and you’ll love the addition of the sweet apple!
Judging by the popularity of my No Mayo Broccoli Salad, you guys (or at least a lot of you) want recipes with creamy dressings minus the mayo. If mayo is not your thing, but creamy, CRUNCHY coleslaw is, then this Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw with Apple is the recipe for you!
We love this coleslaw as a topping for BBQ pulled pork or chicken sandwiches, and we also like to serve it as a side dish when we’re grilling. It can be tempting to pick up some ready-made coleslaw at the grocery store, but once you try this version with the homemade dressing you won’t want to go back!
How to make Greek Yogurt Coleslaw:
- Chop the cabbage or use pre-shredded. See my step by step photos below for how to chop cabbage quickly.
- Grate the carrot. I recommend using a box grater since you are only grating 1 large carrot. When I need to grate a lot of vegetables, I use my food processor (links are affiliate).
- Slice the apple and toss it with lemon juice to prevent browning.
- Whisk together the dressing ingredients: Greek yogurt, plus a little honey, apple cider vinegar, Dijon, salt and pepper.
- Toss everything together and serve chilled.
- This coleslaw is the best on the first day. You can make it early in the day to save time later on. It is still good on the second day. I recommend eating it in the first two days.
Feel free to save a few minutes by buying a bag of pre-shredded cabbage if you like. Sometimes I do, but this time I decided to shred my own. It took just a few minutes, and here’s a step-by-step photo tutorial of the easiest way to do it:
The first time I made this coleslaw, I shredded the apple in my food processor. I had the food processor out since I used it to grate the carrots, so I figured I’d use it for the apple as well to save time. Well, the finely grated apple turned brown within a matter of minutes. Let’s just say it didn’t look all that appetizing. Time for plan B.
I’ve been using chopped apples in lots of make ahead salads lately, and tossing the apples in a bit of lemon juice prevents browning. So the next time, rather than grating the apple I thinly sliced it and tossed it in a little lemon juice. Success! Even after two days the apples looked fresh. And bonus points: the bigger slices of apple also look pretty in this Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw.
I plan to continue making this easy coleslaw recipe year-round, since it’s a delicious and side dish for so many meals. I used to not like coleslaw at all because the mayo-based dressing did not appeal. I really enjoy this Greek yogurt version, and hope you will too! Are you a coleslaw fan? What’s your favorite meal to enjoy it with? My favorite is with these Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches!
Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw with Apple
- 1 green cabbage shredded (about 6 cups)
- 1 large or 2 small carrots grated
- 1 apple thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 ½ tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Combine cabbage and carrot in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, toss the apple slices with the lemon juice. Set aside.
- In another small bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, honey, apple cider vinegar, Dijon, salt, and pepper until well combined. Pour the dressing over the cabbage and carrots and mix until the vegetables are evenly coated.
- Drain the apple slices, add them to the coleslaw, and toss gently to mix.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate. Coleslaw is best the first and second day.
This Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw is delicious:
- on pulled pork sandwiches.
- as a side dish for grilled burgers or chicken.
- for lunch with your favorite sandwich- mine is chicken salad!
More no mayo recipes for you:
- Easy, No Mayo Tuna Salad from Oh, That’s Tasty!
- Mediterranean Potato Salad from Simply Recipes
- Fiesta Chicken Salad (No Mayo, Dairy Free) from Bowl of Delicious!
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