Texas Coleslaw

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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1 head Napa or Savoy cabbage, shredded

4 carrots, shredded

2 Granny Smith apples, sliced thin

1 medium red onion, sliced thin

1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped

1 bunch fresh mint, leaves only, for garnish

Orange-chili dressing:

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon hot water

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 orange, juiced

1/2 cup creme fraiche or sour cream

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl add the cabbage, carrots, apples, onions, and pecans. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine the mustard and water. Whisk in the olive oil; add the sugar, cayenne, cumin, orange juice, and creme fraiche and blend well. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss well to coat. Mound onto a platter and garnish with mint leaves.