Monday, September 16, 2019

Carrot, Jicama,and Apple Coleslaw Recipes

carrot apple coleslaw

If you are looking for an easy, but healthy simple vegan side dish, think about this sweet and juicy apple jicama coleslaw! 

Everyone seems to enjoy it, and it can literally be made in minutes using the shredding blade of your food processor. 

Don't expect a commercially bought mayonnaise drenched coleslaw that you but at the deli counter. My recipes are fresh, low calorie, (zero points on WW), raw, nourishing and versatile.

purple cabbage coleslaw

Another Variation: Purple Cabbage and Apple Slaw

This is a two ingredient bright purple slaw that is made with purple cabbage and an apple. Interestingly, the cabbage is a little sweet and when combined with the apple, it is delightful. Personally, I like the two ingredients just mixed together without dressing.
You may like a dressing- which I've provided at the end of the post.

carrot and apple coleslaw

Carrot, Jicama, and Apple Slaw

This is a 3 ingredient slaw and is made from shredded carrots, shredded jicama, and shredded apple. All three were really fast and easy to shred with the shredding blade in my food processor. 

When I got married over 40 years ago, my mother gifted me with a large bowl sturdy Cuisanart food processor. It was top of the line and expensive. I've used it in two homes and for many holidays. It has served me well over 29 years. However, last year the bowl began to crack, and it slowly fell apart. I needed to replace it. 

Realizing that I am now only cooking for me and my husband, I felt that a simple food processor  and a much less expensive one would do. I actually tried a few before I found this one and I love it.
I've used the food processor to make my homemade hummus and to shred vegetables for salads. I'm very pleased with it, and it was only $39.00 !! 

My husband and I are coleslaw lovers! It's something that I can make quickly (with a food processor) that is healthy and tasty. If I am really pressed for time, I purchase a bag of shredded cabbage slaw. 

My husband enjoys the pre-shredded cabbage slaw that I purchase in the market dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper; I like it with usually a prepared with an oil-free salad dressing

When I shred my slaw myself, I find the fresh vegetables are more flavorful and juicy, and I don't need a dressing.

For a more substantial slaw side that is made with quinoa try my popular Asian Quinoa Slaw Salad or my delicious Asian Peanut Coleslaw. Either could serve as a meal or work perfectly to bring to a pot luck.

Author: Judee 
Serving Size: 4-6 sides

Carrot, Jicama, Apple Slaw
3 organic carrots
1 small jicama, peeled
1 small organic apple

Cut the jicama and apple to fit the tube of your food processor. Using the shredding blade on your food processor, shred your carrots, jicama, and apple. It should take about 1 minutes to shred everything. Remove from processor and mix together and serve. 

Purple Cabbage and Apple Slaw
Ingredients :
1 small purple cabbage (organic if possible)
1 small organic apple
optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cut the cabbage and apple into pieces to fit the tube of your food processor. Using the shredding blade of your food processor, shred the cabbage and the apple. Remove from processor and mix together in a bowl. Add chopped walnuts if desired.


Simple Olive Oil And Lemon 
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
Pink salt and cracked pepper to taste

Healthy Bottled Salad dressing of your choice.

Apples Are A Symbolic Food for the Jewish New Year

Apples are one of the symbolic ceremonial foods eaten for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, which is always at the beginning of fall. It's traditional to dip apples in honey, make Jewish apple cakes, apples kugels, and other foods made with apples. Apples are sweet and they are one of the foods we eat to hope everyone has a sweet New Year!

This Rosh Hashana  I'm making a simple apple coleslaw for a side dish for the first night holiday dinner. I'm using my new food processor (link) that I'm loving because it making shredding a cinch.
In addition, I'm making my vegan and gluten free Jewish Apple Cake .

My Notes: 

1. You can be as creative as you like with these basic recipes. Sometimes I make the carrot, jicama, and apple slaw and add 2 cups of shredded white cabbage or 1/2 bag of shredded store bought cabbage. for a totally different taste with add a drop or two of sesame oil and some sesame seeds! Mix well and enjoy. 

2. I purchased the Hamilton Beach 8 cup food processor for 39.95 and am using it almost daily for shredding cabbage, carrots, or other hard vegetables for coleslaws or to add to salads. I also use it to make my own hummus in minutes (see recipe)which is creamy and amazing. 

Joining Deb's 
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Joining  Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Reads Blog where anyone can share a food related post. 

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  1. I love coleslaw...actually just bought a cabbage :-)) Might just make a batch tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Judee.

  2. I think simple is actually better. I like all of your takes on coleslaw and will give your dressing a try. It sounds perfect. I still chop my veggies for my version of coleslaw as I like to chew my food and feel the texture.

  3. I love slaws like thise, healthy and delicious☺

  4. Hi! Your dishes look very delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  5. How delicious! I never would have considered placing apples into a slaw, but it looks like it works!

  6. I love the idea of adding apple to the slaw...a nice touch of sweet.
    Thanks for the recipe Judee and have a lovely week!

  7. Aρpreciate tһe recommendation. Will try it

  8. We're coleslaw lovers as well so I have to try this recipe! Love the combination of flavors!

  9. I love cole slaw, all kinds, but have never tried it with jicama. I'll bet this makes it extra crunchy. Thanks!

  10. I love to make cole slaw but have never tried it with apple either. Sounds delicious!

    1. You can try a sweet apple or a green apple.
      Both are really good depends if you want to add more sweetness like I do

  11. I love anything with apples. But eating them whole makes my stomach grumble out loudly and embarrassingly.
    I have some cabbage and apples in the fridge, I'm going to make this tonight.
    Also checking out the apple cake recipe.

  12. We're rebels and dip our apples into (real) maple syrup.

  13. I didn't know that about apples and I have not tried jimaca. This was an interesting post and I love your slaw, love when I learn something.

  14. Wow, thanks for the fabulous post -- all these recipes sound so delicious. There's nothing like enjoying fall apples. :)

  15. I don't do slaws often - no food processor so they take a bit too much work. Off to look up what a jicama is. Cheers

  16. All of your slaws look colorful, refreshing and delicious. Thanks for sharing them with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

  17. Judee, this is just the sort of dish I love. And what a lovely combination! Shredding your own vegetables in a food processor is definitely the way to go. As you said, they are so much juicier than store-bought pre-shredded. #HearthAndSoul


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