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Cilantro Apple Slaw

This cilantro apple slaw is the perfect summertime salad. Packed full of crisp sliced apples, cilantro, jalapeno, lime, and celery. It’s light and refreshing.

Cilantro Apple Slaw on a green plate.

How is it Thursday already?

Memorial day came and went and I didn’t even bring it up on the blog…whoops!

So tell me, how was your Memorial Day? Was it warm? Did you spend time in the pool?

I hate to be a total whiner but it was cold here. Like really cold.

On Saturday I think the high was maybe 50 degrees and it poured rain the whole day.

Not exactly the kick-off to summer I imagined. 

I tried to make the best of the rainy weather and decided not to let it affect my mood.

I was determined to have a good weekend!

I had to work on Friday and Saturday but don’t worry. I still had a good time! When you work as a nanny {to one child who is 12 working can actually be a blast.

On Friday we went out to dinner and then on Saturday we spend the whole day shopping. Not a bad start to the weekend…am I right?

Of course, we ended the night by grilling some hot dogs on the grill.

The sun finally made an appearance around dinner time so we took advantage. Is there anything better than hot dogs on the grill?

This cilantro apple slaw is the perfect summertime salad. Packed full of crisp sliced apples, cilantro, jalapeno, lime and celery. It's light and refreshing.

For the remainder of the weekend, I spend some time with my amazing husband.

And I’m happy to report I finally broke him down and we bought a grill!!!

I grill all the time at work so finally having one at home is making me giddy with excitement.

I also made him come with me to Trader Joe’s {that place is amazing!} and he even watched The Bachelorette on Monday night with me. Ladies and gentlemen. I have a keeper!

Alongside our fresh grilled meal, I made a simple slaw made from cilantro, apples, and celery. It’s crisp, easy to throw together, and perfect for summer!

Cilantro Apple Slaw on a plate.

Cilantro Apple Slaw

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This cilantro apple slaw is the perfect summertime salad. Packed full of crisp sliced apples, cilantro, jalapeno, lime, and celery. It's light and refreshing.
4.50 from 2 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 large granny smith apples cut into matchsticks pieces
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño finely diced and seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons – 1/4 cup finely minced cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste


  • Add chopped apples, celery, jalapeño, and cilantro to a large bowl.
  • Whisk together lime juice, olive oil, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Pour over apples and stir to combine. Making sure that everything is covered so the apples do not start to brown.
  • Taste the slaw and add more salt if desired. If you feel like the slaw needs more acid, add more lime juice.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 98mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cilantro slaw, apple slaw, cilantro with apples, easy apple slaw
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

Recipe Rating

Carol at Wild Goose Tea

Friday 18th of April 2014

Well yes, I am one looking for a few last minute recipe for my dinner. This is definitely a salad that I think will get everyone's attention, is not too difficult and doesn't screw up anyone's allergies. I have one member who is allergic to pork. I wish I could get you to Fed Ex me a couple slices of your ham. Sigh.


Monday 10th of June 2013

Brandy this slaw looks so good and so refreshing for summer. Is it bad that my husband is the one trying to persuade me to watch the bachelor/bachelorette with him? lol.

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Friday 7th of June 2013

This is right up my alley and the plate you used for it was tailor-made for this recipe. Gorgeous!

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

Saturday 1st of June 2013

This looks so refreshing and just perfect for summer!

amanda @ fake ginger

Friday 31st of May 2013

My husband refused to watch The Bachelorette with me! He doesn't mind the Bachelor because there's always girls in bikinis (haha) but he refuses to watch "a bunch of dbags". You definitely found a keeper!

I totally love this recipe! Anything with a ton of cilantro is a winner for me!


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