Change up your average coleslaw recipe and try my creamy apple cranberry coleslaw. The perfect make ahead side dish for barbecue season!
Barbecue season is upon us. We entertain just about every weekend and have friends and/or family over to swim and cookout. I’m always looking for an easy side dishes that I can prep ahead of time and bring out once our lunch or dinner is ready. I will say that I do try to stay away from the creamy side dishes that could go bad quickly out in our hot Florida weather. However, I do love me some coleslaw and that’s how my recipe for Apple Cranberry Coleslaw was born. The day I made this coleslaw I didn’t have mandarin oranges on hand. That’s what I typically make, a mandarin orange coleslaw. But I did have my beloved Opal apples on hand. What’s so special about these apples? They are non-GMO and low oxidizing apples which means you can cut them they won’t instantly brown. Which is perfect for this coleslaw! But if you can’t find Opal’s don’t worry–you can use other apples but they will start to oxidize and turn brown. So beware of that.