Spiralized Apple Cabbage Slaw

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This beautiful apple and cabbage slaw is sweet, bright and crisp, the perfect side dish to any meal and great to bring to a potluck.

This beautiful apple and cabbage slaw is sweet, bright and crisp, the perfect side dish to any meal and great to bring to a potluck.Apple Cabbage Slaw

This slaw is super refreshing and takes less than 20 minutes to make. More easy side dishes using my vegetable spiralizer that I love are Raw Spiralized Beet and Mandarin Salad with Mint, Spiralized Veggie Gratin, and Spiralized Carrot Salad with lemon dijon dressing.

You don’t need a spiralizer to make this, you can of course core and cut the apples into thin strips. But, if you do have one, use it because it’s so much easier and quicker to do! No coring, and the seeds just pop out. I used the thicker blade on my Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer to make my apple zoodles, which are not just for zucchini! That’s why I love this tool so much. You can essentially spiralize any vegetable and use it to add into salads, bakes or simply sautee, and also as a pasta base, like my spiralized parsnip pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage!

Tips on how to spiralize an apple

I simply just remove the stems and place the thicker end in the little spokes for a better grip. Then spiralize and quickly add the dressing so the apples don’t brown (lemon juice works too).
The poppy seed dressing is the perfect finish to this slaw, hope you enjoy!
Spiralized Apple and Cabbage Slaw – YES! You can spiralize apples!
Spiralized Apple and Cabbage Slaw – Yes! You can spiralize apples
Spiralized Apple and Cabbage Slaw – a quick and easy side dish!

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This beautiful apple and cabbage slaw is sweet, bright and crisp, the perfect side dish to any meal and great to bring to a potluck.
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Spiralized Apple and Cabbage Slaw

98 Cals 1 Protein 12 Carbs 6 Fats
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 5 servings
COURSE: Salad, Side Dish
CUISINE: American
This beautiful apple and cabbage slaw is sweet, bright and crisp, the perfect side dish to any meal and great to bring to a potluck.


  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 granny smith apples, stem removed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp golden balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • For the dressing, in a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, poppy seeds, honey, salt and pepper.
  • Spiralize the apple using the larger noodle blade of the spiralizer. If the spiralizer stops turning, check to see if a seed got stuck in the blade.
  • Using scissors, cut the apple spirals into smaller 6- to 8-inch-long pieces.
  • Transfer to a large bowl along with the cabbage.
  • Pour dressing over slaw and stir to combine.
  • Eat right away or cover and place in the refrigerator to eat later.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 98kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Sodium: 75mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g
WW Points Plus: 3
Keywords: Gluten Free, Paleo, Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian Meals
Spiralized Apple and Cabbage Slaw – Quick, easy and delicious!


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  1. Very refreshing. It’s my new favorite slaw!

  2. This was such a good side for dinner and easy to make! Love using the spiralizer any chance I get!

  3. Looks delicious. I’ll probably use my apple peeler/corer instead of my spiralizer because I don’t like apple peels.

  4. Omg! You ARE a genious! Thank you for this tip, I too have to use the kitchen shears in the process.

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  6. This was my first recipes to try and my husband and I both loved it. And it was so simple.

  7. They look so much like mustard seeds! Are you sure they are poppy seeds? I have them but they are white round and way smaller.

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  10. Just wondering if you prefer this spiralizer over the Inspiralizer you recommend in a different recipe. I want to get one and want the best option. By the way, I love all these recipes!! I don’t believe I’ve made one yet that we didn’t enjoy!

  11. I save time with the Paderno spiralizer by making a slit down the length of whatever I am using before turning. This keeps the spirals only one circumference in length. That way I don’t have to cut with scissors afterwards. Works fine with solid veggies, but would not work with hollow ones like a bell pepper. Really helps when sauteing the smaller noodle cuts. Otherwise the long noodles just end up in a twisted clump.

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  13. I cannot have poppy seeds, is there something else I can replace it with, I really would like to make this????, thank you!!!

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  15. Hi, Ghina, Your apple and cabbage slaw looks great but I'm just wondering about what is the poppy seed?

  16. I added some chopped green onions, cashews, and basil to the slaw. Great recipe, thanks!

  17. Looks really delicious! Using fruit makes such a huge difference to the health benefits too, so many antioxidants, and so flavourful as well!

  18. This looks delish!

    Question – would white balsamic work? I don't have golden.



  19. I've made 5 recipes in a row from your cookbook, and tonight, during the black bean burrito bowl, my husband said, "Wow, I'm so glad you bought this cookbook."

  20. Looks like an egg-cellent Easter recipe!! Thanks!

  21. Just made this tonight and my 3 year old said it was "super delicious!" Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. I don't have golden balsamic – would it taste the same if I use regular?

    • I just made this using regular balsamic and it tastes great just not as pretty as picture as the dressing is dark. I also added a little more honey to knock it out of park.

  23. Thx

  24. Looks delish! One question…how did you keep the apple from turning brown?

  25. Mmmm that dressing 🙂 I love when adding fruit to something that you'd normally think of as savoury 🙂 Such fresh colours! x

  26. I can't wait to try this! I might make it for our Easter brunch. I know you use the recipe builder but 3 points seems like a lot here considering the olive oil and honey are the only foods that are not zero points foods. Thoughts? I guess it just is the same as the smoothie argument – counting the points vs not.

  27. I love mayo-less slaw! This looks beautiful!

  28. At the top of the page, she gives some detailed information and tips regarding preparing this dish and using the Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer. She says to stem the apple, but it is not necessary to core it. Place the thicker end of the apple on the spokes for a better grip. The seeds should just pop out, but, if it jams up, check for a seed stuck in the blade. She, also, mentions that she used the thicker blade for this job. If you don't have a spiralizer, you can just slice the apple into very thin strips.

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  30. If I don't have a spiral, is there any other way to slice the apples? Thanks

  31. You said to cut off the stem of the apple. Does that also mean to core the apple? Or leave the core in?

  32. To avoid having to snip the spiralized apple "noodles"make a vertical cut in the apple from the outside to the middle. As you spiralize the apple the "noodles" will break at the cut line and each piece will end up being equal to the circumference of the apple.

  33. yess!! another recipe to use my best friend: spiralizer hhaha yumm


  34. I just had cabbage for dinner today! My mouth is watering from this picture!! 😀

  35. Just got the 3 blade and I overall like it very much! However, I sometimes have trouble getting the suction cups to stick firmly to my counter. Is there a trick to that?

  36. Yum this looks so good!

  37. Amazing! This looks like the perfect lunch.

  38. I'd like to buy the vegetable slicer. Should I buy the 3 or 4 blade slicer? Sorry if I missed it… new to the site! Thanks!

  39. I love spiralizing, this slaw looks amazing!

  40. This looks so good! How long will it keep?

  41. That's it. I'm upgrading from my handheld spiralizer. Moving up in the
    spiralized world! haha

  42. Gorgeous & looks so yummy! Keep the spiralizer recipes comin', Gina! Love it!!

  43. Amazing!!!!