Christmas Coleslaw

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 11, 2022
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
Christmas Coleslaw Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 234 calories, 17g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.