10-Minute Apple Cabbage Slaw in Radicchio Cups

By October 19, 2017Recipes, Sides
apple cabbage slaw

You know those foods that tend to get even more flavorful with time? This recipe for apple cabbage slaw is one of them! Made with simple ingredients, this apple cabbage slaw recipe is as impressive on a plate as it is easy to assemble. It’s the perfect side dish whether its dinner for one or many!

10 minute apple cabbage slaw

After completing the Fundamentals of Raw Plantlab Culinary Course, I have a new appreciation for raw foods. Not only are these foods bursting with nutrients in their most natural state, they truly stand out on their own when it comes to taste and presentation.

10 minute apple cabbage slaw

This recipe for apple cabbage slaw that is served in raddichio cups is no exception! The sweetness of the apple paired with the spiciness of the radish and the bitterness of the raddichio is a trio meant for flavor perfection. Top it all off with a light coating of the maple tahini dressing and you have yourself a winning dish!

The slaw is super simple to assemble and really only requires three steps: mix, shred and mix again. What do I mean? Add the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl, mix and set aside. Shred the cabbage, apples and radishes and add to a bowl along with the sunflower seeds and dried cranberries. Pour the dressing and mix it all together. See how easy that is?

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Let’s talk about how healthy this recipe is for a moment shall we?

Some of the key nutrients found in apple cabbage slaw include:

Vitamin K (found in the cabbage), an important nutrient that helps keep bones strong as we age.
Vitamin C (found in the cabbage and the apples) which helps keep boost the immune system and keeps skin glowing!
Antioxidants that boost the body’s natural detoxification systems and helps fight the harmful effects of free radicals.
Healthy Fats (from the tahini and sunflower seeds) which provide fuel to the body for energy.
Dietary Fiber (found in most raw fruits and veggies) which helps promote a healthy digestive system and keeps you full for longer!

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This dish would be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu. If you make this yummy apple cabbage slaw recipe (or any other FitLiving Eats recipe) leave a comment below and don’t forget to tag #fitlivingeats on the ‘gram!

Drooling over the maple tahini dressing? You can also find it in this recipe for an autumn harvest power bowl!

Yields 10 individual slaw cups

10-Minute Apple Cabbage Slaw in Radicchio Cups

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 2 heads raddichio lettuce
  • 1/2 head napa cabbage, finely shredded
  • 3 small crisp apples (Gala or Honeycrisp would work well)
  • 1 cup grated radishes (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • For the maple tahini dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. To make the dressing, add the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. Using a box grater, grate the apples and radishes using the side with the largest holes. Squeeze the excess water out of the apple before adding to the mixing bowl. Add the cabbage, apples, radishes, cranberries and sunflower seeds to a large bowl and toss to combine. Pour the dressing over the top and mix until evenly coated.
  3. To assemble, trim the root end off of the heads of the raddichio to make it easier to peel off the individual lettuce "cups". Place the cups on a serving tray and spoon the slaw into the cups. Enjoy!

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