At my first barbecue competition in Des Moines, Iowa, one of the old-timers who was cruising the grounds in a golf cart stopped to chat and then took me under his wing. We started to talk about food, as one deeply interested professional to another. "I'd love to show you my Walla Walla onions," he said with paternal pride. I'm always glad to taste someone's prize ingredients, and thankful for their sharing. I think my genuine appreciation of his gesture moved him. With the air of a seasoned veteran offering advice to a newcomer, he said, "If you want to win, think apple." I gave his advice some serious thought. Champion barbecuers often inject their creations with apple juice or slather them with apple jelly or both. So, as the saying goes, when in Rome . . . I microplaned some Granny Smith apples and added them to my board dressing, which was a new way of using an ingredient that the judges knew and liked. The technique has become my secret weapon for waking up barbecue flavors. This slaw is slightly acidic and tangy from the green apple. It has massive crunch and little flavor capsules of caraway. I love it with the Smoked Pork Shoulder with Lime Coriander Salt.
Recipe courtesy of Adam Perry Lang
Save Recipe Print
Green Apple, Cabbage, and Caraway Slaw
Yield:
Serves 6 to 8
Level:
None
Yield:
Serves 6 to 8
Level:
None

Ingredients

Dressing:

Directions

Combine the cabbage and bell peppers in a large bowl and mix well. Toss with the sugar and allow to macerate for 15 minutes. 

For the dressing, combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the apples, watercress, shallots, chile pepper, scallions, dill, and parsley to the cabbage and peppers and mix well. Toss with the dressing to coat and serve.

More from:

Have a Backyard BBQ

Get the Recipe

Whole30 Bacon and Egg Cups

This Whole30-friendly recipe is easy to prepare for a crowd.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Red Cabbage Slaw

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Apple Coleslaw

Recipe courtesy of Wolfgang Puck

Apple and Celery Slaw

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Corned Beef Reuben with Savoy Cabbage Slaw

Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee

Sauteed Cabbage

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Stuffed Cabbage

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Cabbage Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Galumpkis)

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Sauteed Red Cabbage

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Latest Stories