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Apple Coleslaw with Poppy Seed Dressing

Apple coleslaw is crisp and crunchy with fresh apples, celery and cabbage and topped with a tangy homemade poppy seed dressing.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, coleslaw, salad, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8


For the coleslaw

  • 4 cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
  • 3 apples chopped
  • 3 ribs celery chopped

For the poppy seed dressing

  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard


  1. Toss together the apples, celery and coleslaw mix in a large serving bowl.

  2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the slaw and combine.

    *Can be made a day or two ahead of time.*

Recipe Notes

Optional add-ins: 

  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts or pecans

  • ½ cup raisins or craisins

  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles

  • ½  cup sunflower seed kernels

  • 1 cup sliced grapes