Apple Cabbage Salad Recipe

APPLE CABBAGE SALAD WITH MAPLE VINAIGRETTE

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This apple cabbage salad recipe is fresh and delicious! This salad is super easy to make and the perfect light meal. The cabbage and apples add an incredible crunch to the salad. The grilled chicken adds protein and the bacon adds a smoky delicious flavor. Also, we made a perfectly balanced maple vinaigrette to drizzle on top! You are sure to love the sweet, tangy, and fresh flavors you will get in every bite.

What To Add To A Cabbage Salad

Shredded cabbage is an excellent base for a salad. We made a cabbage salad with apples, chicken, bacon, and an incredible maple vinaigrette. It is crispy, sweet, tangy, and super fresh!

How To Make Cabbage Salad With Apples

Apple Cabbage Salad Ingredients

This cabbage salad is easy to make. First, prep the ingredients. Then, add the shredded cabbage, cooked and chopped bacon, cooked diced chicken breast, and chopped apples to a large bowl.

Cabbage Salad With Apples

How To Make The Maple Vinaigrette

Maple Vinaigrette Recipe

To make the maple vinaigrette, add the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, stone-ground mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper to a bowl. After that, whisk these ingredients together.

Maple Vinaigrette

Then, pour the maple vinaigrette over the salad and toss the salad to combine the ingredients.

Cabbage Salad

Is Cabbage Salad Vegetarian and Vegan?

This apple cabbage salad with maple vinaigrette can be made vegetarian and vegan. To do this, omit the chicken and bacon from the recipe. In place of these ingredients, you can add garbanzo beans. They are the perfect touch to this salad!

Ingredient Substitutions For Apple Cabbage Salad

The Best Apples For Apple Cabbage Salad

This cabbage salad with apples is delicious! The apples add a great crunch and sweetness to the dish. Some of our favorite apples to use in this recipe are pink lady, granny smith, and macintosh. Feel free to use one type of apple or a mix of them in this recipe. Also, you will need three medium-sized apples for this salad.

What Cabbage Is Best For Cabbage Salad?

We used one small head of green cabbage in this recipe. We shredded it but you could also buy pre-shredded cabbage. Just make sure you have about 5-6 cups of shredded cabbage for the salad.

What Bacon To Use For Salads

This cabbage salad is made with cooked center-cut bacon. Feel free to substitute the bacon for turkey bacon if you would like or omit it altogether. It is delicious each way!

How To Make Maple Vinaigrette Sugar Free

This maple vinaigrette is made with maple syrup. If you are using regular maple syrup, we recommend using grade A maple syrup. To make the maple vinaigrette sugar-free you can use Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup.

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APPLE CABBAGE SALAD WITH MAPLE VINAIGRETTE

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Shawna Course: SaladsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

206

kcal

This apple cabbage salad recipe is fresh and delicious! Also, we made a perfectly balanced maple vinaigrette to drizzle on top.

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Ingredients

  • For The Salad
  • 1 small head of green cabbage, about 5-6 CUPS shredded

  • 4 pieces of center-cut bacon

  • 1 large cooked chicken breast, about 1 CUP diced

  • 3 medium-sized apples

  • For The Vinaigrette
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup

  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar

  • 2 TBSP olive oil

  • 1/2 TSP stone-ground mustard

  • 1 TSP garlic

  • 1/4 TSP salt

  • 1/8 TSP pepper

Directions

  • Shred the small head of cabbage. Then, cook the bacon, let it cool, and cut it into small pieces. Also, dice the cooked chicken breast. After that, wash and dry the apples before chopping them into tiny pieces.
  • Add the shredded cabbage, cooked and chopped bacon, diced cooked chicken breast, and chopped apples to a large bowl.
  • To make the maple vinaigrette, add the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, stone-ground mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper to a bowl. Thoroughly whisk these ingredients.
  • Pour the maple vinaigrette over the salad and toss until everything is combined. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • The WW points are per serving and this recipe makes 6 servings. One serving is about 1.5 cups of salad.
  • WW Points™: 4 points
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  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories206
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 8.2g 13%
    • Saturated Fat 1.9g 10%
  • Cholesterol 28mg 10%
  • Sodium 260mg 11%
  • Total Carbohydrate 22.6g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 3.7g 15%
    • Sugars 16.7g
  • Protein 12.1g 25%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    4 Comments

    1. Looks delightful!! I can’t wait to make it!

    2. Sounds wonderful!!! I can’t wait to make it!

    3. Could you use coleslaw instead of the cabbage?