I have always wanted to try slaw with apples but I am not into that tangy vinegar taste combined with sweetness. I was, however, all about trying something new and mixing up some flavors. I bought this new Greek yogurt that was coconut flavored and very thick. I thought this would hold up great in the slaw. I could cut the mayo by half at least and still pack tons of flavor in there. This sounds good so far, right? Coconut, apples, cabbage, and mmmm-mmmm cranberries for something a little sweet but keeping with the tartness of the granny smith. It went perfect as a side and even my finicky slaw eating mother liked it. Yes I said finicky, and I meant it. As for the rest of us easy to please people, we loved it and hope you will too.
You will need:
- 1/2 of a head of a medium size cabbage
- 2 granny smith apples sliced thin (not paper thin just thin)
- 1/2 cup of mayo
- 1/2 cup of dried cranberries
- 1 container 6oz 150g of coconut greek yogurt
- 1 tbs of sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 of a lemon or 2 tbs of lemon juice
First thing is get your cabbage sliced and diced, chopped and plopped into bowl. Why am I rhyming? Ok, put the cabbage into a large bowl.
There you have it… a very easy but sweet crunchy slaw. I also thought walnuts would go wonderful in this as well but alas I am walnutless. Is that a word? It is now! A great side item for any night of the week. It went really well with my Chicken Gyros!