Living in the beautiful Lake Chelan Valley has so many benefits, one being an abundance of fresh juicy apples. I am always excited to find recipes that feature apples. This delicious apple and carrot slaw is colorful, crunchy and very refreshing. It is also very quick and easy to make. I prefer to use two different varietals of apples to give it more dimension.
You don’t need any special kitchen tools to make this, a knife works well to cut the apple and the carrot into matchstick pieces. However, if you have a mandolin or a julienne slicer, it makes the job a little quicker. I begin by washing all of the ingredients and letting them drip dry on a fruit and veggie drying mat.
Then I assemble my mandolin to cut matchstick size pieces. I begin with the apples, skin on, and slice into matchstick pieces. Immediately after, I squeeze fresh lemon juice to prevent the apple from turning brown.
Next I cut the carrots into matchstick pieces – again, you can use a knife or you can find small bags of pre-cut matchstick carrots at most grocery stores. Add the carrots to the apples and then add the chives. For this task I like to use my of my favorite kitchen gadgets – herb scissors. This makes the job so quick and easy and it provides uniform pieces as well.
Once the apples, carrots, and chives are combined it is time to drizzle the White Balsamic vinegar over. I like to taste along the way to get the perfect flavor.
This slaw holds well over night but I prefer serving it soon after preparation. This can be made year round and is always enjoyed by all.
Apple Carrot Slaw
Place apples in large bowl and toss with lemon juice. Add carrots and chives and mix together. Drizzle White Balsamic and mix in.