10 Popular Salads & Slaws for Get-Togethers

10 Popular Salads & Slaws for Get-Togethers

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Sheela Fiorenzo
May 25, 2018
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These warmer days are bringing with them all the potlucks, picnics, and cookouts we've been dreaming about all winter long. We'll be carrying bowls of salads and slaws with us to parties all through the summer, and these 10 favorites are always a hit.

1. The Ultimate Spring Party Salad

This salad stands out from the rest and absolutely qualifies it as party-worthy, thanks to the edible flowers, blueberries, pistachios, pickled red onions, and feta.

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2. Tangy Cabbage and Jalapeño Slaw

Start with pre-shredded cabbage and carrots from the grocery store and this simple slaw comes together in just a few minutes.

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3. The Easiest Tangy Cucumber Salad

The longer this refreshing cucumber salad sits, the better, so feel free to make it the night before you need it so all the flavors have time to mingle.

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4. Swiss Chard Slaw with Creamy Avocado Dressing

While Swiss chard is usually cooked, here it becomes a hearty base for this unique slaw. Since chard doesn't wilt as easily as other greens, the slaw can be dressed up to a day ahead of time.

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5. 3-Bean Israeli Couscous Salad

Pearl couscous adds chew and substance in this twist on classic three-bean salad. While the salad can be made up to two days ahead of time, wait until just before serving to add the fresh herbs.

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6. Avocado Caprese Salad

There's no doubt this salad will be a hit if you're got avocado fans at your gathering. It's just the kind of warm-weather fare you've been waiting all winter long to eat.

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7. Crunchy Cabbage & Ramen Noodle Salad

This retro recipe is easy to love: Packaged ramen noodles add serious crunch to a simple mix of shredded cabbage and carrots.

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8. Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)

You can still make this smoky, creamy corn salad before fresh corn is in season by opting for frozen corn. Just be sure to make it at least once when you can get a hold of some cobs!

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9. Roasted Cabbage Slaw with Hazelnuts & Lemon

Roasting cabbage completely changes the slaw game — it adds a bit of charred smokiness to things and brings out the vegetable's inherent sweetness.

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10. Tomato Chickpea Salad

Tossing the chickpeas with cumin and roasting them before adding them to the salad adds lots of flavorful crunch to this colorful salad.

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