I see people post online every day about how hard AIP cooking and eating is, and how expensive it is, and how much time it takes...well, this is all true actually, but that does not mean you need to take it lying down. I am thrifty, and hungry, and AIP reliant so I need to find things to eat that are easy, plentiful, taste good, and do not cost an arm and a leg. This easy apple coleslaw recipe is something that everyone eating AIP should have in the refrigerator at all times. In a sealed container, this coleslaw stays fresh and ready to eat at a moments notice for easily a week. Not only that but it gets better as the days pass as opposed to getting less appetizing. It is like being rewarded for being lazy! All jokes aside this is a recipe you need to try.
In addition to being great for snacking on all week long this recipe is perfect if you need to prepare some AIP safe food for a large group of people. Everyone will eat and enjoy this coleslaw, and it travels well since it can be left out unrefrigerated for a while without spoiling. Personally I find traditional coleslaw a little uninspiring. I, for the most part, do not like any brand or type of commercially available coleslaw products...which is fine since I can't eat any of the ingredients and preservatives used in those anymore anyway. By switching the heavier traditional coleslaw dressing for this lighter oil and vinegar based one, and especially by adding the apples, this coleslaw is fresh, and crisp, and bursting with sweet bites of flavor from the apple. It really makes all the difference in the world for this "simple" recipe.
* You can use red cabbage if you like, in part or in whole, because red cabbage is very healthy. The only reason that I tend to use the green cabbage for this is that over time the red cabbage loses color and will end up making the entire slaw a strange pink color. If you are okay with that then by all means use some red cabbage as well in this recipe.
Prep time 20 minutes
Cooking time none
Recipe yield 10+ servings
Ingredients needed 1 head green cabbage
2 green onions
1 red onion
1 tablespoon salt
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup maple syrup (honey also works)
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder