Sour Apple Slaw

Michael Twitty, a food writer and culinary historian, celebrates Hanukkah's miracle of oil by making fried chicken and latkes. He serves up this sweet and tangy slaw alongside.

Sour Apple Slaw
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 8 cups shredded green cabbage (1/2 medium head)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples, julienned or shredded

  • 3 cups spinach leaves, thinly sliced

  • 2 scallions, sliced

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon


  1. Toss cabbage and salt in a colander set over a large bowl. Let the cabbage wilt for 30 minutes.

  2. Plunge the cabbage into a bowl of cold water. Drain and pat dry.

  3. Whisk vinegar, maple syrup, mustard and pepper in a large bowl. Add the cabbage, apples, spinach, scallions, parsley and tarragon; toss to coat well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

48 Calories
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 48
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 826IU 17%
Sodium 215mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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