Scandinavian Fennel, Apple Cole Slaw

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This slaw stays crisp because the vegetables are sliced, not grated. You will be carried away with the buttermilk/caraway combination dressing. Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant New Classics cookbook. Cook time is chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place fennel, green and red cabbage, apples, and celery in a bowl.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the oil, caraway, buttermilk, sugar, and vinegar.
  3. Pour the marinade over the vegetables and toss thoroughly.
  4. Cover and chill for about 1 hour. Add salt to taste just before serving. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent! It was perfect for a late morning brunch with the neighbors. I love the dressing and the combination of apple & fennel is fantastic. This one is going in my favorites list right away! Thanks for posting another great recipe. Made for team Gourmet Goddesses, ZWT9

5 5

Excellent! The fennel and apple make a world of difference to a traditional slaw. The dressing is just plain yummy. I will be making this one a lot.

5 5

What a great change of pace of cole slaw. The fennel makes a real and welcome difference. It's fresh, crisp and just plain yummy. The dressing would be very good on cooked veggies too. Made for ZWT 9