A simple roast chicken is just about the easiest, most delicious thing you can make for dinner. All you need is a whole chicken, some butter, fresh herbs, and maybe a lemon. Once you can do that with your eyes closed, it's time to get creative with the sides. A vegetable-forward slaw will make any dinner feel a little more special, and it couldn't be quicker to make — especially if you have a food processor. Here are 10 great slaw recipes to get you started.
1. Tangy Carrot Slaw from Kitchn
This slaw could not be easier to make. The base is — you guessed it — carrots, but it gets a bright pop from sliced scallions. The key to this slaw is the Dijon mustard, which provides a sweet tang.
2. Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw from Cooking Classy
This slaw recipe is the most popular coleslaw recipe on Pinterest right now. It's been saved well over 327,000 times this past year alone on the social platform. And for good reason — this slaw is light, crunchy, and tangy.
3. Swiss Chard Slaw with Creamy Avocado Dressing from Kitchn
Cabbage gets all the love with it comes to coleslaw, but it's so easy to switch things up based on the season. This Swiss chard version is a hearty slaw topped with a creamy avocado dressing, lime, and hot sauce.
4. Roasted Cabbage Slaw with Hazelnuts & Lemon from Kitchn
I don't want to put any of the other recipes down, but this might be the prettiest slaw of the bunch — you can thank red cabbage for that. This slaw is super-bright with the lemon, has a nice crunch from the hazelnuts, and gets some salty goodness from the gruyere. Sign me up for that.
5. Quinoa Broccoli Slaw from Cookie + Kate
You guys, broccoli makes an excellent base for a slaw. No, really! You can even buy bagged broccoli slaw at the grocery store if you're short on time.
6. Thanksgiving Slaw from Kitchn
Don't be fooled by its name — this slaw recipe can be made and consumed outside of the holiday season. The base of the slaw is cabbage, parsley, cranberries, and almonds, and it's topped with a delicious dressing.
7. Thai Peanut Chicken Crunch Slaw from The Creative Bite
This is probably the most time-consuming slaw in this roundup, but even then it will only take you 20 minutes to make. There's a creamy peanut sauce involved and lots of crunchy veggies. The recipe also calls for rotisserie chicken, but you can omit that.
8. Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw from Kitchn
The quickest way to get this slaw ready is in a food processor or with a mandoline. It's full of kohlrabi, carrot, onion, cabbage, and cilantro.
9. Shredded Cabbage and Sweet Potato Slaw from Kitchn
I love the addition of pomegranate seeds and orange segments in this salad. It's definitely more of a slaw you'd want to eat in the winter versus for summer barbecues.
10. Autumnal Brussels Sprout Slaw from Orchard Street Kitchen
This slaw had me at Brussels sprouts and gorgonzola crumbles. I mean, how delicious does that sound?