Christmas Crack Slaw!

I actually made this recipe last year for Christmas and have been waiting all year to share it! The lovely Christmas colors make it the perfect side dish at your Holiday meal, but it would make a great side dish in the summer months too, especially for a BBQ. It is so refreshing and bursting with flavor!

I am making a similar recipe this year, but am going the homemade route with dressing and using this Dashing Dish one, but with a different salad base than the recipe calls for. I have been experimenting with different recipes at holidays for the last few years instead of sticking to the same things.

If you make this, I seriously recommend using Jazz apples. You can find them at Walmart. I have yet to find a more flavorful apple!


  • 1 (16 oz) bag of broccoli slaw
  • 1 serving (20 g) dried cranberries (I used 50% less sugar Craisins)
  • 1 jazz apple, diced small
  • 2 oz (56g) Honey goat cheese, crumbled (I found this at Publix)
  • 2-3 servings* Panera poppyseed dressing (I find this at Publix)
  • 2-3 servings* Panera Fuji apple dressing (I this at Publix)


Toss all ingredients together in a bowl making sure to coat everything evenly. Because of the dressing, the apple should not brown. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve, as it tastes best served chilled.

*The amount of dressing will vary by how much you prefer on your salads.

I actually mixed up some of the ingredients night before, as I wanted to give the salad dressing has a chance to marinade the broccoli slaw and cranberries. If you go this route, simply toss all ingredients except for the apple and the goat cheese together, then cover and refrigerate. The day of serving, dice the apple and crumble goat cheese and mix in about an hour or so before serving. Place back in the refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.

It tasted great the next day, but was gone after that! I think any leftovers would keep for a few days in the fridge.

You could also add chopped chicken breast for a complete meal!



Reader Questions:
1/ Have you ever tried Jazz apples?
2/ Do you have a side dish that you always make, or do you experiment each year?

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