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Summer Recipe: Apple Coleslaw

  • Category: Health & Wellness
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  • Written By: Lompoc Valley Medical Center

This sweet and crunchy coleslaw is a healthy take on the summer stand-by. Use cabbage, carrots, apples and green pepper for a colorful side dish to bring to those summer picnics and potlucks. Depending on your personal taste, you can make it with or without mayonnaise.

Makes 4 servings


  • 2 cups cabbage
  • carrot (medium, grated)
  • 1/2 green pepper (chopped)
  • apple (chopped)
  • 5 tablespoons yogurt, low-fat
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, low-fat
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed


  1. Wash the cabbage. Cut it into fine shreds, until you have 2 cups of cabbage.
  2. Peel the carrot. Grate it with a grater.
  3. Chop half a green pepper into small pieces.
  4. Remove the core and chop the apple.
  5. Put the cabbage, carrot, green pepper and apple in a large mixing bowl. Stir together.
  6. Put the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice and dill weed in a small bowl. Stir together to make a dressing.
  7. Pour the dressing over the salad.  Toss to mix. Add salt (or low-salt seasoning) and pepper to taste

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 62
  • Total fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 11 g
  • Total sugars: 7 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Source: United States Department of Agriculture