I love this fall brussel sprout and apple slaw. I made this slaw for pulled pork tacos, but honestly, it good by itself and puts you in a fall mood. All you need to do is chop some apples and brussel sprouts in to thin pieces. Add that along with some dried cranberries and thin slices almonds topped with a creamy apple vinaigrette dressing. It’s literally so delicious.
I love cooking with apples this time of year. I think it’s fun to incorporate them into anything and everything. This slaw is no different. This slaw recipe is unique in the fact that it is a coleslaw without cabbage. This apple and brussel sprout slaw just puts me in such a fall mood. I like any kind of coleslaw, especially if it is slaw for pulled pork! There’s no better combo in my opinion. This would be perfect side or taco toppings.
Equipment You’ll Need
There is actually not much equipment you’ll need for this recipe. Just a good, sharp, chef’s knife, a large bowl, and maybe a mason jar to mix up your dressing in. That’s pretty much it.
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Ingredients You’ll Need
Ok. So, the main contents of the slaw are a bag of brussel sprouts and two apples sliced into small little bits. You’ll also need some dried cranberries and sliced almonds and green onions. These has some amazing bite and texture to the salad. Literally that’s it. Super simple. Your time is going to be just cutting up the brussels and apples.
Then on to the dressing…you’ll need mayo, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard and some spices. It’s really easy, and honestly this creamy apple vinegarette is amazing on so many different types of salads and slaw.
How to Make This Simple Brussel Sprout and Apple Slaw
Wash your brussel sprouts and apples. Slice the hard end off of each brussel sprout and then slice them long ways into little bits. You’ll slice your apples, remove the cores and repeat the same process. You’ll want them to be pretty thing, but not just paper then. You got me?
Add your sliced apples and brussel sprouts to a large serving bowl. Add in your sliced almonds, dried cranberries and green onions and toss. I would do this right before serving. This salad is not the best made ahead or left over. It’s best super fresh.
In a separate small bowl or mason jar, combine all the ingredients for your dressing. Stir until completely combined and drizzle over the top of the slaw. You may or may not need all of the dressing. I love using a mason jar to make dressing. Just add all of the ingredients, close the lid and shake it up. It’s so simple, then just add the lid back and store any leftovers in the fridge.
Toss again, serve and enjoy!
Fall Brussel Sprout and Apple Slaw
- Chef's Knife
- Cutting Board
- Large Serving Bowl
- Small Bowl or Mason Jar
- 1 lb Bag of Fresh Brussel Sprouts
- 2 Apples (I used Fuji Apples)
- 3/4 cup Dried Cranberries
- 1/2 cup Sliced Almonds
- 2-3 Chopped Green Onions
- 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Sugar or Sugar Substitute
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- Wash your brussel sprouts and apples. Slice the hard end off of each brussel sprout and then slice them long ways into little bits. You'll slice your apples, remove the cores and repeat the same process.
- Add your sliced apples and brussel sprouts to a large serving bowl. Add in your sliced almonds, dried cranberries and green onions and toss.
- In a separate small bowl or mason jar, combine all the ingredients for your dressing. Stir until completely combined and drizzle over the top of the slaw. You may or may not need all of the dressing. Toss again, serve and enjoy!
Dressing:If you have any dressing left over, store it in an airtight container and use on other salads.
Before you go…
Please let me know what you thought of this apple slaw recipe. Did you try it? What did you pair it with? I wanna know! Let me hear it here or in the comments below. Happy Fall!