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Last Updated on January 1, 2023
We’re in the middle of a small remodel so I have been out-of-sorts all week.
I seriously am amazed by the work going on and I can’t wait to share with you the before and after pictures. Anyhow, Mr. Bejelly and I wanted to make a lunch for the crew who decided to work on Saturday so they could take advantage of the sunshine as they build the deck. They don’t work weekends so we wanted to say “Thank you” with a meal.
I woke up at 5:00 a.m. and put a pork shoulder on the Traeger ( I seasoned it the night before after debating on whether or not to make kalua pork instead) and decided at the last minute to throw together a simple paleo coleslaw recipe.
I used apples to keep the sugar content down. I did add two tablespoons of maple syrup only because I was feeding guests. If it was just us, I would skip it, as the apples are all the sweetness we need.
Easy ColeSlaw Recipe
- Juice of two small limes
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons B grade maple syrup, optional
- 1 1/2 cups finely shredded red cabbage
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1 Gala apple, diced
- Place the diced apple in a large bowl and coat with 2 tbsps of lime juice.
- In a separate bowl add the mayo, lime juice, sea salt, black pepper and maple syrup. Whisk until thoroughly mixed.
- Place the red cabbage and carrots in the bowl with the apples and mix.
- Pour the dressing over the top and coat it well.
- You can eat this immediately or chill for an hour so that the flavors can mingle.
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I enjoy a good cole slaw, my mom makes one of my favorites so much better then store bought.
That was nice of you to make them a meal! I’m sure they really appreciated it.
This looks so colorful and delicious! I like that it’s different from the traditional cole slaw.
Wow, that really does look easy. It looks yummy even though I am not a fan of mayo.
I love a good coleslaw, and this sounds delicious!
My boyfriend loves himself some coleslaw, so I’m pointing him to this recipe. I’m not sure he’s ever made it himself, but man yours looks good.
I totally love coleslaw and your look great!
This looks wonderful. I had a hankering for coleslaw, and I bought several heads of cabbage today. I will try your recipe. It looks great. Thanks.
this looks so easy and even healthier than what you find in the stores. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
I love coleslaw so I’ll be trying this – what a nice gesture to feed the workers too 🙂
I’m suddenly wanting coleslaw… 🙂
I’ve been loving cole slaw lately!
That sounds so good! I am cooking ribs for dinner, this will go perfectly with them. I will probably skip the maple syrup (mostly because I don’t have any!) and if the dressing needs a little extra sweetness add a spoonful of raw honey instead.
Honey is great in this too 🙂 I hope that you like it!
we love slaw around here.
I have never had coleslaw with syrup – I wonder what it tastes like.
I like trying different coleslaws. I’ll have to try this one soon.
This looks gorgeous and I really like that it isn’t loaded down with a ton of mayo!
I can’t wait to see the before & after photos! And how nice of you to cook for everyone. 🙂 I love the addition of apples in this recipe!
I am so excited about all the changes. They’re supposed to be done with everything tomorrow 🙂
I like how you put lime juice in it. I need to try that.
I don’t even like coleslaw but this looks delicious and I would definitely try it!
I looooove Cole Slaw but I don’t think I’ve tried it with fruits in it.
I can not STAND traditional cole slaw, but I honestly think I’d love this one! It has ingredients I like & looks delicious.
I love how the red cabbage just pops with color.
Oh I’ve never heard of adding syrup, I am intrigued.
Mmm, I’d like it with the apples and maple syrup 🙂 I hope the meal went well!
There is something about Coleslaw and summer that go hand in hand!
Love the use of limes and maple syrup!! Very different but I’m intrigued!
I used to like coleslaw when I was younger, but now I don’t as I’ve gotten older. Yours look really, really good, though!
i love cole slaw so I will have to try this one. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I’ve never been a fan of coleslaw, but this one looks so pretty and appetizing with the colors.
I love the freshness of your salad! A spritz of lime always makes for a lovely dressing!
I have never made cole slaw before. I’ll have to try your recipe.
I like using honey instead of sugar. I must try your recipe!
what a sweet twist
I don’t eat it very often but love me some cole slaw.
I love coleslaw and Lime!!! Going to have to make this because I would have never had thought to make it.
Can’t wait to try this!