Horseradish Apple Parsnip Coleslaw

March 31, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

I love a good coleslaw that has a tiny bit of heat. This one's great with fried foods, pulled pork, steak, sandwiches, burgers, etc. Adapted from Carrot, Parsnip and Granny Smith Apple Coleslaw from the cookbook Apples: A Cookbook by Robert Berkley. - mrslarkin —mrslarkin

Test Kitchen Notes

This slaw was a snap to prepare with a food processor. I followed the recipe to the letter, and the results were very good. Adding a few squirts of fresh lemon to the slaw really changes the character of the horseradish-based dressing. The lemon freshens the slaw and melds with the horseradish nicely. Gauge your crowd for horseradish lovers - my husband would have preferred less horseradish, but the taste suited me perfectly. This salad would be very good inside a Reuben or other smoked meat sandwich, or as a side to BBQ. Thanks mrslarkin for such a versatile and flavor-layered recipe! - Bevi —Bevi

What You'll Need
  • 1 large Golden Delicious apple, peeled and cored
  • 1 parsnip (about 5 ounces), peeled and trimmed
  • wedge of red cabbage, about 6 ounces
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and trimmed
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 cup creme fraiche
  • 2 teaspoons honey, or to taste
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • a couple of lemon wedges
  1. Shred all the vegetables and apple, either with the grater disk of a food processor, or by hand with a box grater. Place in a medium bowl. Add onion to the bowl.
  2. In a measuring cup, combine the creme fraiche, honey and horseradish and mix well.
  3. Pour creme fraiche mixture over the vegetables and toss to combine, until it's all well coated.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Squeeze the lemon over the slaw and fold in. Taste for salt and pepper.

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  • Niknud
  • darksideofthespoon
  • sexyLAMBCHOPx
  • Bevi
  • boulangere

11 Reviews

Niknud October 5, 2015
Oh doesn't this look fun. Love horseradish and it would be perfect with the apples and honey. It's like passover in a bowl!
spiffy December 28, 2012
prepared horseradish with fresh grated horseradish, hot mustard, apple vinegar, and water. Added some caraway seed and crushed almond slivers at the end. It turned out incredible!
mrslarkin December 28, 2012
that sounds great, spiffy! so glad you enjoyed it.
darksideofthespoon July 18, 2012
I made this last night and it was delish! I didn't have creme fraiche on hand so I used half mayonnaise half sour cream. No horse radish either, so I added a tsp of fennel seed, coriander seed and celery seed for extra flavour. A little lemon, too and it's safe to say I'm making this again! Next time it won't be such a spur of the moment thing and I might actually have the right ingredients on hand. ;) Amazing!!
mrslarkin July 18, 2012
Thanks dsots! So glad you liked it!
sexyLAMBCHOPx April 24, 2011
I made this with a heavy splash of fresh lemon and cracked pepper and loved it!
mrslarkin April 27, 2011
Thank you sexyLAMBCHOPx! So very glad you enjoyed it!
Bevi April 7, 2011
I can't wait to test this!
mrslarkin April 7, 2011
Thanks so much, Bevi! Hope you like it!
boulangere March 31, 2011
Mmmmm! I feel the crunch and taste the flavors and smell the aromas just from reading the ingredients!
mrslarkin April 1, 2011
Thanks, boulangere!