This spiralized apple slaw combines sweet apple noodles, cabbage, baby spinach and quinoa for a healthy and innovative twist on traditional coleslaw. The dressing is mayo-free and instead has a base of tahini and apple cider vinegar.
Ohhhhh man, I think I’ve found my new favorite apple recipe!!
First thing first, I feel like I need to apologize to all of you that were expecting something sweet — mini apple pie bites, an apple crisp or something along those lines — nope, it’s a SALAD. Y’all know I love my salads.
Okay so don’t close your browser just yet. This salad is still plenty sweet (it’s got apples + raisins) and it’s seriously sooo good. I’ve been munching on it for three days straight and each day it seems to taste better. I just finished the last bowl with lunch yesterday and I’m already contemplating making another batch.
The base is a spiralized sweet apple (I used a Fuji) with red cabbage, quinoa and baby spinach. For the dressing I skipped the mayo and went with a tahini and apple cider vinegar dressing that’s really creamy and flavorful. And last but not least there’s a few sunflower seeds to add some nuttiness and raisins for an extra pop of sweetness!
The salad is gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, vegan AND paleo-friendly if you leave out the quinoa so I’ve got all the dietary preferences covered. But the most important part is the flavor and that’s DEFINITELY on point. This slaw is a must-make recipe. Trust me on this one.
With the spinach and quinoa you can certainly get away with serving this salad on it’s own as a…