Carrot-Apple Slaw with Acacia Honey Vinaigrette

acacia honey carrot apple slaw

Summer in the South means great food!

In the South, summer and coleslaw seem to be synonymous. And while the cookout staple does make for a tasty side dish, it has always seemed a bit lackluster to me. This summer I decided something a little more enticing was in order. That’s when it hit me – not only could I substitute bland shredded cabbage for something a little brighter, I could also replace the mayonnaise and granulated sugar with healthier options.

This recipe has all the creaminess of traditional coleslaw, plus the tart crispness of apples, the sweetness of pure, raw Acacia honey from Savannah Bee Company, and the added surprise of dried organic cranberries. Burgers need to step up their game because this Carrot-Apple Slaw is going to be the star at your next cookout.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 sweet red apple
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 3 cups matchstick carrots
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Savannah Bee Company Acacia honey
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup dried organic cranberries
Carrot Apple Slaw Edited 3

The perfect side-dish!

What You Do:

  1. In one large bowl, julienne the apples and carrots (if not already matchstick-sized) and toss them together with the lemon juice.
  2. In another smaller bowl, combine Greek yogurt, plain yogurt, Acacia honey, rice wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix well, then pour over the apples and carrots.
  3. Toss in the feta and dried cranberries and refrigerate until time to serve.
  4. Show off that slaw!



  • Adding in fresh herbs is always a great choice.
  • Substitute in bell peppers, raisins, whatever you think will work!


Submitted By: Jess Brannen


Comments (5)

  1. Lauri says:

    What about replacing rice vinegar for Apple cider vinegar

    1. brantley says:

      Hi Lauri, I have not tried this recipe with apple cider vinegar. Rice wine vinegar is mild in flavor. I think the apple cider vinegar might add some pungency to the overall flavor which might be nice. Please let us know how it turns out!

  2. Katie says:

    This is so delicious, light and refreshing! I tried it with the Orange Blossom honey and replaced the lemon juice with fresh sqeezed orange instead! Yum!

  3. Emily Vargas says:

    Jess brought this in to work after she made it….and my, oh my, It was delicious! I have got to try this fabulous honey recipe for my next gathering or party!

  4. Emily says:

    I’ve never thought to make coleslaw like this before! I’ll have to try it out. Thanks for the share, Jess!

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