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Apple slaw plated on a white plate.
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3.88 from 25 votes

Easy Apple Slaw

This easy apple slaw features red cabbage, spinach, quinoa and a creamy tahini dressing. It's mayo-free and a healthy and unique twist on traditional coleslaw.
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple slaw
Servings: 6


  • ½ small head red cabbage shredded or spiralized (about 3 cups)
  • 1 large fuji apple shredded or spiralized
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup baby spinach chopped
  • cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup raisins

Creamy Tahini Dressing

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons water


  • Prepare the dressing by adding all ingredients (tahini, apple cider vinegar, oil, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper and water) into a small bowl.
    Tahini, nutritional yeast, vinegar, oil and spices in a bowl.
  • Whisk dressing until smooth.
    Tahini dressing in a bowl next to a whisk.
  • Toss the cabbage, apple, quinoa, spinach, sunflower seeds and raisins in a large bowl.
    Shredded apples, cabbage, spinach, quinoa, raisins and sunflower seeds in a bowl.
  • Add the dressing and toss to combine.
    Tahini dressing being poured over a bowl of apple slaw.
  • Serve and enjoy. Store any leftover slaw in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1/6 of recipe | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g