Crunchy, Creamy, Cool: 8 Summer Recipes for Coleslaw

Crunchy, Creamy, Cool: 8 Summer Recipes for Coleslaw

Emma Christensen
Aug 3, 2010

A big bowl of coleslaw is practically a requirement for any summer cookout. And really, there's no better accompaniment to a juicy burger or a hot skewer of roasted veggies than a scoop of cool, crunchy slaw. If your only idea of coleslaw is the gloppy, mayonnaise-heavy cabbage salad of our youth, take a look at these recipes!

To our mind, a slaw is all about texture: the uniformly shredded ingredients, the contrast of raw veggies with creamy dressing, the way everything comes together to crunch and pop in every bite. We love cabbage slaws, but we also really love experimenting with other raw summer vegetables. Everything is so fresh and tasty this time of year, it's hard to go wrong!

1. Fresh Fennel and Lemon Slaw
2. Kohlrabi Slaw
3. Miso Slaw
4. Broccoli Slaw
5. Peanut Slaw

6. Mexican Sprout Slaw
7. Kale Slaw with Peanut Dressing
8. Cabbage Beet Coleslaw

More Ideas for Summer Slaws
Roundup of Carrot Slaws
Roundup of Radish Slaws
Hellman's verses Homemade Mayonnaise
Seasonal Spotlight: Napa Cabbage
Learning to Love Green Cabbage: How to Pick 'Em, Cook 'Em, and Eat 'Em

Do you have a favorite kind of slaw?

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