Recipe Box, Christmas Coleslaw

This red and green salad goes together in minutes, and is a refreshing change from heavy holiday food

It’s crispy crunchy and full of holiday flavors

Romaine is cut into ribbons and combined with prepared coleslaw mix

Top with dried cranberries, pistachios, sliced almonds and crispy sweet apple pieces

I love to keep an array of salad toppings in the pantry for quick fix salads

and you don’t have to labor over peeling and coring the apple

Cut the apple on 4 sides, leaving the square core intact and discard core

Place the apple pieces cut side down on board and slice thinly and then cut those slices in half

takes only a minute or two

Add nuts and cranberries and toss with your favorite vinaigrette

These ingredients marry well with a champagne vinaigrette or a thin honey mustard like these dressings from Brianna’s

These are widely available, I got mine at Target

Or, whip up your own tasty Mustard & Maple dressing, recipe below

It’s light, refreshing and oh so tasty!

Christmas Coleslaw

Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American


  • crisp romaine lettuce
  • prepared coleslaw mix
  • sweet red or green apples like Honeycrisp, Gala, Granny Smith
  • dried cranberries
  • sliced almonds
  • shelled pistachio nuts
  • Champagne vinaigrette or honey mustard dressing


  • Use any proportion of ingredients you like. I use half romaine and half coleslaw mix for the salad base.
  • Cut romaine into ribbons and combine with equal amount of coleslaw mix. Slice apple into thin bite size slices, peel on. Add apple and other toppings to salad and toss with dressing of choice.
  • Adjust ingredients amounts according to number of servings needed
Keyword Christmas coleslaw, coleslaw, holiday salad, salad

Mustard Maple Salad Dressing

A wonderful dressing for just about any salad!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American


  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine ingredients in a small jar
  • Shake well to mix
  • Refrigerate for several hours to blend flavors
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 1 month
  • Double or triple recipe as needed

Merry Merry!

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11 Responses to “Recipe Box, Christmas Coleslaw”
  1. Lynn says:

    Sounds like a nice change of pace salad:@)

  2. Jenna, what a pretty and different coleslaw! Enjoy a rainy Wednesday!

  3. I need this salad and less cookies Jenna!!!!!!

    Johanne Lamarche


  4. Jenna… this looks like MY kind of coleslaw!!! Have you noticed that I have been able to comment? Woohoo! I don’t know what I did but I’m glad it got straightened out. Have a very Merry Christmas!!

  5. Jodi says:

    I want this now for lunch!!

  6. Kitty says:

    I eat a cabbage salad everyday for lunch, and this would fit right into my routine, Jenna! It’s merry and bright with happy flavors. Merry Christmas to you!

  7. Mary says:

    We love these flavors in your Christmas coleslaw Jenna! What good little eater your 5-year old grand is too πŸ™‚

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