Apple and Brussels Sprout Cole Slaw Sandwich


Hello sandwich with apple cole slaw (sans mayonnaise)!!

Apple and Brussels Sprouts Cole Slaw

I’m actually not a mayo hater, I just kind of dislike it in my cole slaw.

A few weeks ago the super nice people from SweeTango sent me an email and asked me if I’d like to try their apples. Of course I enthusiastically said yes because it was sweltering at the time and I was yearning for fall to arrive.

I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that SweeTangos are some of the best apples I’ve ever had–they’re SO crispy, perfectly sweet and slightly acidic. As I bit into the apple and walked around my apartment, Amelia started jumping after me like a lunatic because she’s obsessed with foods that make noise. I don’t understand this, but if I’m eating crunchy chips she will not leave me alone. It’s something about the noise. So, basically my point is that these apples are crazy crispy, in a good way, of course.

While I love to bake with apples, these are better suited to be paired with something, maybe cheese, maybe in a salad or simply enjoyed on their own. I’d categorize them as fancy-ass apples. Kind of high-end, if you will. If you live in LA, you can find them at Gelson’s grocery store. If you’re located elsewhere, no biggie, they’re sold nationwide. I’d like to discuss this sandwich, please.

Apple and Brussels Sprouts Cole Slaw

This cole slaw is all about acidity and texture. The apples are crunchy, the Brussels are a little crunchy and the acidity level is fun. Not too tart so you pucker, but enough so if you’re eating it atop sweet bbq you have some contrast. My favorite ingredient is the ground ginger. It’s so unexpected and subtle but makes something that’s super simple interesting.

Apple and Brussels Sprouts Cole Slaw

Apple and Brussels Sprouts Cole Slaw

Just a heads up, they have a contest going on right now where you could win a trip for 2 to Los Angeles, California to have dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Animal. If you win, you’ll absolutely love it. The food is always killer and the room is fun.

I’ll be back tomorrow with an apple giveaway because who doesn’t love apples, especially at this time of the year.

Apple and Brussels Sprouts Cole Slaw

Apple and Brussels Sprout Cole Slaw

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  • 8 Brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 SweeTango apple, peeled, cored and julienned
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Pinch of ground ginger


  • To a medium bowl, add the Brussels sprouts and apple; gently toss together. In a small bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, mustard, a few pinches of salt and pepper and a pinch of ground ginger. Whisk together using a fork. Add to the apple and Brussels mixture and toss, making sure it's evenly coated. Give it a taste and adjust the salt and pepper accordingly. Serve as a side or on top of pulled pork sandwiches.
Serving: 6g
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(This post is sponsored by SweeTango, but all opinions are my own. I actually do think the apples are delicious. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep A Cozy Kitchen super cozy.)

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  • Reply Dee January 12, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Delicious! I used a Pink Lady apple because that is what I had on hand, and this was perfect. Light, crunchy and will go perfect on my roast beef lettuce roll-ups!

  • Reply tina October 3, 2013 at 7:33 am

    i love you!!! this is bad ass coleslaw!!!

  • Reply Emily @ Life on Food September 29, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Hehe, I am definitely a mayo hater but I always love a cole slaw like this. I cannot wait to try it out. Looks amazing!

  • Reply Tammela September 29, 2013 at 10:46 am

    The slaw sounds great! I like the idea of using raw Brussels sprouts with the apple.

  • Reply Brenda Watts September 29, 2013 at 5:38 am

    When I view your site on my iPad the font is gray and the background is grey. Very little contrast for my 63 year old eyes. The food looks awesome and I love brussel sprouts. Lets produce visuals that are easier to read.

  • Reply Cindy B. September 29, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Sounds delicious!

  • Reply Tieghan September 28, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I keep hearing about these SweeTango apples! I must find some soon, they sound amazing! Plus, i need this slaw in my life. I am not a mayo person and brussel sprouts and apples are some of my favorite foods!

  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 28, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I’m all over this slaw! Looks awesome!

  • Reply jaime @ asweetroad September 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Oh I love this idea! I often buy a bag of apples and it comes out to be more apples than I was really intending to get so having a simple raw recipe like this really helps!

  • Reply Purelytwins September 28, 2013 at 10:47 am

    sounds like the perfect fall combo!

  • Reply Sarah September 28, 2013 at 10:23 am

    This looks so good! I was just thinking the other day that I wanted something with brussels sprouts.

  • Reply Sarah Crowder (punctuated. with food) September 28, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Loving the simple ingredient list here – sounds easy but full of flavor.

  • Reply Eileen September 28, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I could definitely go for a bunch of crunchy apple right about now! Apple & sprouts are such a great combination too.

  • Reply michelle September 28, 2013 at 9:13 am

    these look so good!!! I love cole slaw and these look delicious.