10 Crisp Slaw Salads for Summer

updated May 23, 2023
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In our opinion, hearty grain salads are immensely satisfying, and kale salads are a must. But there’s nothing quite like the cool, crisp crunch of a great slaw. Here are 10 favorites, from fresh fennel and lemon to cabbage and beet. Bring a side to your next picnic!

Crisp Slaw Salads

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Tri-Color Slaw with Lime Dressing

Here’s one of the simplest yet most colorful slaws with only a few ingredients, and a bright, fresh flavor of lime and cilantro!

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Broccoli Slaw Recipe
As a salad base, julienned broccoli stems and other crunchy vegetables stand up to creamy dressings like a dream and stay firm for days.
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Crunchy Peanut Slaw
A refreshing, light slaw fragrant with roasted peanuts
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Root Vegetable Slaw With Orange-Cumin Dressing

Here’s a recipe to chase away the winter blues: a vibrant slaw made from crunchy root vegetables and zesty orange-cumin dressing.

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Fresh Fennel and Lemon Slaw

No wilting, delicate lettuces here; no tender baby vegetables to be coddled with understated vinaigrettes. Winter salads are bold, crunchy and definitive, with dressings to match.

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Cabbage Beet Coleslaw

This delicious recipe is tangy, sweet, tender from the roasted beets, and crunchy with shaved cabbage. A wonderful harvest recipe!

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Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw

Quick and easy to make, this salad a nice cool side dish to eat after a long, warm day of working in the garden, or at a sunny picnic under flowering fruit trees.

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Mexican Sprout Slaw

Corn and sunflower sprouts jump out as a perfect accompaniment for the Mexican themed taco party.

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Peanut, Carrot, and Cabbage Slaw

This salad has a subtle bite from the citrus, a nuttiness from the sesame oil, and a creaminess from the peanut butter.

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Kale Slaw with Peanut Dressing

This completely addictive kale slaw is the right thing to carry us through our salad cravings.

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What are you favorite slaw recipes?