Celery Slaw With Apple and Blue Cheese

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Savory and a little sweet, this celery slaw salad gets extra crunch from apple and carrot with a tangy flavor bump from fresh crumbles of blue cheese.

Celery Slaw With Blue Cheese foodiecrush.com

Celery Slaw With Blue Cheese foodiecrush.com

For all you coleslaw purists out there, yes, I know, this is not the traditional coleslaw salad. For that, check out my recipe for the Best Creamy Coleslaw or my No-Mayo Sweet Vinegar Coleslaw Salad.

But if you’re hunting for a little something special, this celery slaw with blue cheese fits the bill. It’s fresh and crunchy, savory and sweet, and wildly quick to make, and features ingredients that are seasonal no matter what time of year.

So, how do you make classic coleslaw even better? Add more spunk—think blue cheese and a tangy vinaigrette—with celery, carrots, and apples adding more crunch to munch in your coleslaw mix.

Celery Slaw with Blue Cheese Ingredients foodiecrush.com

Celery Slaw with Blue Cheese Ingredients foodiecrush.com

What’s In Blue Cheese Celery Slaw

This coleslaw recipe calls for the regular coleslaw mix you’ll find at the grocery store, then adds celery and a light vinaigrette to really get it going.

  • Coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
  • Celery
  • Green onion
  • Carrot
  • Apple
  • Blue cheese
  • Canola oil
  • White vinegar
  • Celery seed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Celery Slaw with Blue Cheese Ingredients in Bowl foodiecrush.com

Celery Slaw with Blue Cheese Ingredients in Bowl foodiecrush.com

How to Make Celery Slaw

There truly isn’t much to making this celery slaw salad, where you’ll spend more time chopping than you will be mixing it together.

Use store-bought coleslaw mix or shred your own. I take the easy route and use bagged slaw mix. If you want to shred your own, shred or thinly slice the cabbage into nice, thin strips.

Thinly slice or julienne the other crunchy vegetables. This salad tastes best when you get bits of bites of all the ingredients at once. Use a julienne peeler (I love this set of peelers) or a chef’s knife to thinly slice the celery, carrot, green onion, and apple.

Buy a good quality blue cheese and crumble it yourself. Already crumbled cheeses are dry and bland and don’t have nearly the flavor freshly crumbled do.

Blue Cheese Slaw Dressing foodiecrush.com

Blue Cheese Slaw Dressing foodiecrush.com

Blue Cheese Slaw Dressing

This coleslaw dressing is oil and vinegar-based, keeping the salad flavors light and bright, not thick or heavy.

In a small bowl or jar with a fitted lid, mix the dressing ingredients together with a few of the blue cheese crumbles, then dress the coleslaw, toss, and serve.

Reserve some of the blue cheese crumbles to sprinkle on top. Presentation is just about as important as taste, where a few crumbles of cheese on top of the salad give eaters a preview of what’s in store.

Blue Cheese Celery Slaw in Bowl foodiecrush.com

Blue Cheese Celery Slaw in Bowl foodiecrush.com

How Long Does Coleslaw Last?

This coleslaw salad tastes best after a 30-minute rest in the fridge before serving it. This gives the flavors time to come together. These ingredients are all sturdy, and won’t wilt before serving.

Additions and Substitutions for This Recipe

  • Instead of blue cheese, try creamy gorgonzola, sharp white cheddar cheese, or a spunky feta cheese
  • Add chopped nuts like toasted pecans or walnuts, or sunflower seed or pepitas
  • Add shredded purple cabbage to the mix
  • Try any variety of apple
  • Thinly sliced red bell pepper adds a sweet bite

Blue Cheese Celery Slaw foodiecrush.com

Blue Cheese Celery Slaw foodiecrush.com

What to Serve With This Slaw

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Celery Slaw with Apple and Blue Cheese

Course Salad

Cuisine American

Keyword celery slaw

Prep Time 15 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Servings 8

Calories 193kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage , about 7 ounces
  • 4 celery ribs , very thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 carrot , thinly julienned or shredded
  • 1 small apple , cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, toss the coleslaw mix, celery, green onion, carrot, apple, blue cheese, and pecans. In a small bowl, mix the canola oil, vinegar, sugar, celery seed, kosher salt and black pepper. Pour the dressing over the slaw mixture and toss to coat. Taste for seasoning, and sprinkle with more blue cheese and green onion for a pretty topping. The slaw can be served immediately, but tastes best with about 30 minutes resting time for the flavors to come together. The salad can be refrigerated for 3-4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1454IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg

Baked Buffalo Chicken Breasts on plate with Celery Slaw foodiecrush.com

Baked Buffalo Chicken Breasts on plate with Celery Slaw foodiecrush.com

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