Cranberry Almond Coleslaw

Over the years, I must have made about 40 different coleslaw recipes.  Tyler Florence made the best one, I have ever made.  I guess, I am not in love with it because I keep trying new recipes.  None have been better, as far as I am concerned, than Tyler's.

I came across this recipe which sounded good.  I like both fruit and nuts added to a traditional coleslaw recipe.  I have added apples and all kinds of nuts.  I have added raisins and cranberries and other dried fruit.  I have made it with and without mayo.

This recipe did not call for any mayo which I considered a positive until I tasted it and it was not rich enough.  I added just a little but it made a difference.  I would also add one apple, thin sliced, in the future.

The texture had the crispiness of the cabbage and the crunch of the almonds and the chewiness of the cranberries.  That worked well.

Cranberry-Almond Coleslaw

adapted from Southern Living September 2011


  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 cup mayonnaise (light)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8 cup canola oil
  • (10-oz.) package shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped, almonds
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • green onions, sliced
  • 1 celery rib, sliced


  • Whisk together first 6 ingredients. Gradually add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until blended. Stir together coleslaw mix and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; add vinegar mixture, tossing to coat.


  1. I love coleslaw but I never tried to make it at home!!!! your recipe looks absolutely delicious!!!!!

  2. I'm a southern living recipe fan! Love the sound of this one.... would be great for an upcomin picnic we're attending.

  3. Looks like a great recipe, Bizzy. I love dried cranberries and think the almonds will add a nice crunch. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I've never had colesalw with fruits or nuts, but I like the idea of the cranberries and almonds. Apples would be great too.

    Thanks for sharing with Garden Variety Wednesday!


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