This Healthy Apple & Broccoli Slaw is an easy recipe that puts a paleo and Whole30 twist on a classic. A perfect side dish for a BBQ or to eat along grilled meat on a weeknight, you’ll never go back to original coleslaw!
This slaw is such a great addition to your BBQ. It’s sweet from the apple but tangy from the dressing and just perfect for a hot summer day. Bonus, it comes together in no time.
Before we get to the recipe though, here are some commonly asked questions about slaw and coleslaw (and yes, they are different!)
What Is The Difference Between Coleslaw And Slaw?
Coleslaw is made with cabbage and comes from the Dutch word “koolsla” (meaning “cabbage salad”). Slaw refers to shredded or chopped raw vegetables of any kind.
How Long Is Coleslaw Good For?
Coleslaw is typically good for a day or two. This slaw should be good for 2 to 3 days after making it as the apple and broccoli are a littler hardier than cabbage.
Why Does Coleslaw Get Watery?
Coleslaw gets watery as retained water from the cabbage starts to seep out once cut and combined with the dressing.
Can Slaw Be Frozen?
It is not a good idea to freeze slaw or coleslaw as it will be mushy after it’s thawed.
How Far Ahead Can I Make Coleslaw?
Coleslaw should really be made the day of. You can try making it the night before and mixing it up again before serving, however it may be a little watery.
Where Did Coleslaw Come From?
The term coleslaw came from the Dutch, who called it “koolsla” or “cabbage salad”.
Does Coleslaw Have Dairy?
Typically coleslaw does not have dairy, unless you count the eggs from mayonnaise. But if using a store-bought dressing, always read your labels!
Is Coleslaw Bad For You?
You wouldn’t want to eat too much coleslaw or slaw as the dressing in large quantities may not be healthy, however they do contain vegetables so could be considered healthier than other foods.
What Can You Eat With Slaw?
Now onto the recipe!
How To Make Paleo Apple & Broccoli Slaw
First you’ll want to wash and quarter a large apple using a sharp knife and cutting board, cutting the seeds and core off each piece.
Next you’ll want to julienne (thinly slice into matchsticks) each quarter of apple. I usually turn the apple quarter on it’s side and make two cuts (carefully) to make three wide and flat pieces, then chop those up into thin slices.
Next take out a large bowl and dump the broccoli slaw mix into it. Below is an example of what the slaw could look like – it may have cabbage and/or carrots in it or may not.
Add in the chopped apple and 2 tablespoons of coleslaw dressing. Stir it up with a spoon to combine and voila! It’s ready.
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Healthy Apple & Broccoli Slaw (Paleo, Whole30)
- 1 large apple gala or other
- 6 ounces broccoli slaw mix
- 2-3 tbsp coleslaw dressing
- A sharp knife
- A cutting board
- A large bowl
- A measuring spoon
- A spoon (for mixing)
- Wash and quarter a large apple using a sharp knife and cutting board, cutting the seeds and core off each piece.
- Next julienne (thinly slice into matchsticks) each quarter of apple. You can do this by turning the apple quarter on its side and making two cuts (carefully) to make three wide and flat pieces, then chopping those up into thin slices.
- Take out a large bowl and dump the broccoli slaw mix into it. Add in the chopped apple and 2 tablespoons of coleslaw dressing. Stir it up with a spoon to combine and serve.