Sweet Tangy and Creamy Apple Coleslaw - a delicious lighter coleslaw recipe that is a perfect side dish for grilled meats and barbecues.
Most coleslaws, at least the ones I am used to in the UK come laden with lots of creamy mayonnaise which is high in syns. You have to admit though, that Creamy Coleslaw does taste darn good.
Here in the US/Canada coleslaw tends to be more vinegary and sweet and can be a weird one to get accustomed too.
A great trick for adding some sweetness to coleslaw is by adding some grated apple. Use a crisp sweet tasting apple - I used a lady Alice as it was what I had at the time and it worked perfectly.
Vegetables for Coleslaw
For the shredded vegetable part of this Apple Slaw, I just grabbed a bag of kale slaw, it's a combination of shredded broccoli stalks cabbage and kale. Which adds a delicious crunch.
If you want to shred some cabbage and vegetables yourself, then, of course, you can do that too. But for a slaw recipe that is nice and quick like this Apple Slaw, the bagged kale slaw was perfect.
Lighter Creamy Apple Coleslaw
To make it creamy, I use a mixture of light mayonnaise and yoghurt. The yoghurt just stretches the small amount of mayonnaise that little bit further, while keeping the syns as low as possible.
It really is a simple and quick recipe for a perfect low syn apple slaw that you will just love.
Great Recipes to go with Apple Coleslaw
Wondering what recipes you can serve this Apple Slaw alongside? Check out some of these:
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- Stove Top Low Syn Pulled Pork
- Stove Top BBQ Pork
- Grilled BBQ Pork Chop
- Syn Free Lebanese Chicken with Roasted Peppers and Rice
- Black Pepper Chicken with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- KFC Feast
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As well as serving it as a side, I've been known to just dig into a bowl of this Apple Slaw all on its own, because it really is that darn good - YUM!!
How to store Homemade Coleslaw
I like to keep mine in a lidded tub and place in the fridge.
It should keep about 3 days in the fridge but mine never last much beyond that anyway, as it's used up fast especially in the summer when we are having lots of barbecues.
You may get a little separation because of the yoghurt and lemon juice, but I just stir it all up before serving and it's fine.
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- 3 cups of kale slaw (or use shredded raw veg of choice)
- 1 large crisp apple, grated
- ½ cup (8 tbs) of 0% greek yoghurt
- juice and zest of half a lemon
- 2 tbs of light mayonnaise (4 syns)
- pinch of salt and black pepper
- Add the yoghurt, lemon juice, zest, mayonnaise and salt and pepper to a bowl and whisk till all combined and creamy.
- Add in the grated apple and vegetables and toss till coated.
- Taste and season with more salt and black pepper as needed.
- Dig in and enjoy!!
This recipe is gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Slimming World - 1 syn per serving
- Green WW Smart Points - 1 per serving
- Blue WW Smart Points - 1 per serving
- Purple WW Smart Points - 1 per serving
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 70Total Fat 1.8gSaturated Fat 0.3gCholesterol 2mgSodium 123mgCarbohydrates 10.9gFiber 2gSugar 7.4gProtein 3.8g