When it comes to summertime favorites, grilled cheeseburgers, buttery lobster, and icy margaritas seem to grab the spotlight. But they can't handle the whole dinnertime show themselves. After all, summer is about enjoying the company of family and friends long after the sun sets, when the weather stays warm and balmy late into the night. That means you need some killer side dishes, and one of the best out there is slaw.
Whether you make yours with mayonnaise and scallions, oil and vinegar, or even Brussels sprouts, slaw is one of summer's greatest unsung heroes. It can be made ahead of time, has many variations, and can often (not always) easily serve any guest, no matter the dietary restriction. To say nothing of the fact that they are just darn delicious salads.
Looking to make a killer slaw recipe this week? Here's a look at the top recipe on Pinterest.
This apple cranberry coleslaw comes courtesy of Cooking Classy and has been pinned on Pinterest over 327,000 times. It uses classic fall flavors, like crunchy apples and sweet dried cranberries, in a light and unexpected way. By pairing the fruit with nutty almonds, crispy cabbage, and a creamy, tangy dressing, the usually autumnal flavors take a decidedly perennial twist. This would be fantastic as an accompaniment to a turkey burger, steak, or even as a topping to a grilled chicken sandwich.
See it on Pinterest: Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw from Cooking Classy
Here are some more slaw recipes that will make slaw less second fiddle and more main attraction.