20 servings

The recipe below is for a large group and will easily serve 20-25 people.

As opposed to mayonnaise-based coleslaw, this one is a sweet, honey-based coleslaw with fruit flavors.  The apple cider vinegar, apples, raisins and honey add sweetness to the cabbage and onions.

This is a great compliment to corned beef either as a plated lunch or sandwich.



  • 10 cups shredded green cabbage (2 heads)
  • 1/2 c shredded carrots
  • 1 c shredded purple cabbageIrish coleslaw - ingredients
  • 2 Bramley or Braeburn apples
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 4 T apple cider vinegar
  • 2 bunches od chives
  • 1/2 t salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 t pepper (or more to taste)

Combine green and purple cabbage, carrots, apples, and chives in a large mixing bowl.  Stir to combine

In a small bowl, combine honey and vinegar.  Whisk to blend.  Add raisins and salt and pepper.  Stir.

Irish coleslaw - dressing

Add honey mixture to cabbage mixture and stir to combine.  Allow to set for an hour or so for flavors to mix.

Irish coleslaw - finished