Apple Beet Slaw

This Apple Beet Slaw is a crunchy, flavourful and fresh salad!  It’s delicious served alongside ribs and barbecued meats.  A perfect summery side dish.




  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cracked black pepper, to taste


  • 2 large fresh, raw beets
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 cups chopped or sliced red cabbage (about 1/4 of a head of cabbage)
  • 2 cups chopped or sliced green cabbage (about 1/4 of a head of cabbage)
  • 1 lemon zest / lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. Make the dressing first by mixing together the vinegar, sugar, mustard, oil, salt and pepper.  Set aside.
  2. Wash, peel, and grate the beets.  I just use a regular cheese grater to do this.
  3. Cut the apples into matchsticks.  You can also use a cheese grater, but the apple does tend to get a bit mushy when done this way.
  4. This recipe calls for about 2 cups each of chopped red cabbage and green cabbage. We like to make thin strips, but you can also make small chunks, it’s up to you.
  5. In a salad bowl toss together the beets, apples and cabbage.
  6. Then toss the salad with the dressing.
  7. Add the lemon zest and fresh lemon juice.
  8. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

Keywords: beet salad, beet slaw, apple beet slaw