Christmas Coleslaw Recipe
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Christmas Coleslaw Recipe

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In our family, this is a must-have side dish for Christmas dinner. The colorful slaw combines sweet, crunchy and nutty ingredients with tongue-tingling results. It's such a refreshing counterpoint to our meaty main course. —Lyndsay Wells, Ladysmith, BC
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (14 ounces) coleslaw mix
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained


  1. In a large bowl, combine coleslaw mix, apple, almonds and cherries; toss to combine. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, milk, applesauce, salt, paprika and pepper until blended. Pour over coleslaw mixture; toss to coat. Gently stir in mandarin oranges. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Christmas Coleslaw in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p137

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