Jalapeño-Apple Slaw with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

By • January 9, 2011 • 49 Comments



Author Notes: This is a tangy, spicy oil based slaw that has always been a crowd pleaser. It is great with pulled pork sandwiches, BBQ ribs, fish tacos or a mexican feast; and I have even served it with a holiday turkey or Christmas prime rib dinner - using festive colored bell peppers. Granny smith is the preferred apple to use, however, pink lady (in photo) adds a delicious tart flavor, too. I seriously hope you will try this!lapadia

Serves a small crowd

  • VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil (or canola)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon himalayan sea salt (optional)
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  • SLAW INGREDIENTS
  • 2 large jalapeños - cut in half moons
  • 1 medium bell pepper - red, orange, yellow or a combination of colors (using mini-bells)
  • 1 very large granny smith apple (preferred) but pink lady adds a delicious tart flavor, too
  • 2 green onions
  • 7-1/2 cups finely sliced cabbage
  1. Finely slice the cabbage and cold water rinse. Drain well or send through a salad spinner; set aside, until needed.
  2. In a salad bowl, prepare the vinaigrette; mix together the honey, rice vinegar, safflower, lime juice and salt. Wisk together until smooth and saucy, set aside.
  3. Core and thin slice the apple; add to the vinaigrette, coat all slices to prevent browning.
  4. Chop the green onions, jalapeños and bell pepper. Add to the apples, stir to coat ingredients.
  5. Add the well drained cabbage. Toss to coat.
  6. Chill at least 1 hour or long enough for all ingredients to incorporate.
  7. *Recipe is a modified version of one found in a Chile Pepper issue - 10 years ago.
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5 months ago Betty Burner

This has been my go to side for years! Thanks for making me look good!

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5 months ago lapadia

Too funny, BB! :) Thrilled everybody likes it...

Stringio

12 months ago Napa Foodie

tastes really good with a dash of sesame oil and soy

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12 months ago lapadia

Yum, NF! Thanks for the suggestion, after all, recipes are made for tweaking :) !!

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about 1 year ago Juliebell

I just made this for dinner and I'm not sure we can wait for an hour for it to chill! It is wonderful. Thanks for a real winner.

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about 1 year ago lapadia

Thanks for your feedback Julie, I am so happy you enjoy it :) !

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over 1 year ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

OMG, it's 8:30 in the morning on Mother's Day and I just made a batch of this to take to a bbq this afternoon, and I had to sit down and eat a bowl for breakfast! This is my go from now on forever for cole slaw. (I added a bit of Sambal Olek to the dressing because, well, I have to have my weekly ration of it.) This is brilliant!

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I love this slaw!! But have to say next week is Mothers day I think. I hope I am right.

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Hi Ladies :) Thank so much for the comments, I'm thrilled you all like it. We have versions of it all the time. Yes, Mother's day is next week; last week "I" was a week ahead, too, the time just flies by so fast when we are busy and having so much fun!

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over 1 year ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Oh gosh yes. I love, love, love this recipe. I've made it a bunch of times, and it never fails me. I'm so glad you've entered it!!

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Hi Susan! Thanks for stopping by. I haven't been receiving my email notifications, lately, so I'm glad I checked the site :)

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over 1 year ago QueenSashy

I am so glad for the vinegar contest, because I discovered your recipe!!!

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Thanks QS! Would love your feedback if you try it.

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over 1 year ago Bevi

This recipe deserves to be in the finals, IMO. In my circle of family and friends, it has brought much pleasure and joy. And it is about as versatile a recipe as you will find.

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Triple thanks! :) PS-I have not received any of these comment notifications, I just happened to see the activity log. Editors are notified...yay.

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over 1 year ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

This is a brilliant creation.

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Many thanks! :)

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yay!! love this recipe!!!

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Thanks! :)

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over 1 year ago Hilarybee

Made this to go with hake fish tacos. I actually used a sweeter apple because that is all that I had. It turned out really nice, but I did wish I had those crisp, tart apples to go with the honey lime flavor.

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over 1 year ago lapadia

I'm thrilled you tried and happy for your feedback, HB! I just happened to see your comment on the activity board, glad for that, my email notices have not been working for a couple weeks, can't wait for them to be fixed :)

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over 1 year ago Hilarybee

My husband asked me to make this again this week. So I'm making it again for him, again with fish tacos. Popular recipe in my house! =)

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Yay! Thanks so much for filling me in, now you can try the granny smith, and now I am thinking of fish tacos, will have to do something about that :)

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almost 2 years ago Bevi

I am making this over the weekend for my kids, early in the day so the flavors meld!

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almost 2 years ago lapadia

Great plan!

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almost 2 years ago Bevi

This was fantastic! The flavors melded so nicely and the vinaigrette is superb. I really wish that this and other recipes that don't have CPs could get more traction on this site. It's really a shame that such an outstanding recipe is not seen by more members. We really really enjoyed it and I should have made a double batch. They went really nicely with our grilled Pearl hot dogs! Thanks for a wonderful recipe, Lapadia!

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almost 2 years ago Bevi

PS - I used Napa cabbage.

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almost 2 years ago lapadia

Thanks Bevi! Always love the feedback :)

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almost 2 years ago lapadia

I've used Napa before, too! Actually is my favorite.

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about 3 years ago susan g

How did I miss this? I just came home with a cabbage today, craving cole slaw.

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Hi susan g, hope you enjoy it! This is funny, I am making your deli slaw this weekend for my dad's 92nd birthday party!

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about 3 years ago susan g

Pretty and tasty -- just what I wanted! My command of chiles needs more competence, though, but fortunately the error was on the mild side and will be remedied easily.
Congratulations to your father! A celebration at your house must be delicious.

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks on all comments, so glad you enjoyed, and next time, be sure to tweak to your heart's desire! Your deli salad was enjoyed by all, as I suspected it would be :)

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

So glad you entered this. I had forgotten it, and it was something I had definitely wanted to make. Saved now!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, HLA! Looking forward to your feedback and any tweaks you may use :)

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This looks incredibly good, I have everything I need to make this. The picture is really really good.

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, sdebrango...this salad would go great with your "finalist" sandwich, too!!! Congrats, again on that :)

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over 3 years ago MyCommunalTable

Love the salad, love the fish taco idea, love, love, love....

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Hey, thanks so much, MCT! It is a very tasty salad if and at times I make a slaw without the "heat", for those who prefer it that way...your version is another flavorful slaw right up that alley!

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over 3 years ago vvvanessa

this sounds crunchy, light, and yummy!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, vvvanessa, your description is "spot on"!

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over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

This is right up my alley with the addition of the jalapeno! I've added this to my "must try list". Thanks for another great recipe lapadia!!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, ChezSuzanne! This recipe is one I make often, is very versatile as far as the peppers and apples go, as well as the dinner it is served with. Hope to hear how you like it...Happy New Year!

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over 3 years ago onetribegourmet

Love this tangy & spicy salad!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, otg, and I love your Endive recipe!

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Next time I make pulled pork, this will be my side instead of the regular old slaw I usually make!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Sounds like a great plan, hla, it is "the" slaw we make with pulled pork and my homemade sandwich buns. Let me know when you get a chance to try it...

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over 3 years ago safenervine

ooo...this would be so wonderful on a fish taco!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, and yum...love your idea, safenervine! Going to have to try that one...