Quick Apple and Date Slaw Recipe

Quick Apple and Date Slaw Recipe
Tired of plain old coleslaw? Here’s a new coleslaw recipe that’s not only quick to put together, it’s different and delicious. Apples and dates add wonderful flavors to this slaw and are a welcome change from the norm. Since coleslaw is a must at a barbecue, this salad is great for summer get-togethers. However, the ingredients are readily available year round, so it’s a good choice anytime. Try serving it at a Superbowl party with giant submarine sandwiches, or at Halloween with Sloppy Joes. It’s a good fall salad in September when the new crisp apples are just picked from the trees. For extra color, use both a red and green apple, which will make it a perfect choice for a Christmas buffet.
Quick Apple and Date Slaw calls for a minimal number of ingredients (4), making it very fast to put together. Coleslaw mix, which contains shredded cabbage – sometimes both green and purple – with shredded carrots, is available at grocery stores in the produce section, and is not only colorful, but another real timesaver. A blender makes quick work of the dressing (cleanup of the blender container is quick, too; simply add a drop of liquid detergent, fill with hot water, and rinse – the blender is clean), or the dressing can be quickly whisked together.

8 Servings

2 medium Granny Smith Apples, chopped, or 1 Granny Smith and 1 Red Apple such as Fuji
1 lemon
3/4 cup chopped dates
14 ounces coleslaw mix

1/3 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons honey
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Place the chopped apples in a serving bowl.

  2. Using a Microplane (easiest) or a fine grater, finely zest the lemon and add to the apples.

  3. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze a tablespoon over the apples; toss to coat.

  4. Stir in the dates and coleslaw mix.

  5. Dressing: Mix the olive oil, honey, white wine vinegar, salt, and pepper; whisk together until well mixed.

  6. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture.

  7. Cover and refrigerate for up to four hours before serving.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 96
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 48% Protein 2% Carb. 50%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 82 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 1 g

Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 50% Calcium 0% Iron 4%

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