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11 Summer Coleslaw Recipes to Bring to Your Next Picnic


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If you are headed to a summer cookout or barbecue, chances are you'll be feasting on hot dogs, hamburgers and a ton of side dish.... like potato salad and coleslaw. Personally, I always head straight for the large bowl of creamy coleslaw.

Loaded with shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, seasonings and a simple sauce, coleslaw is the perfect addition to any summer table. It's not only delicious on its own, but you can also add coleslaw on top of pulled pork sandwiches, bbq chicken tacos, or even hot dogs.

We've come up with a list of easy coleslaw recipes for your next gathering. Take a look below.

1. Classic Coleslaw

This homemade coleslaw recipe is super easy and a very common one for cookouts. Shredded green cabbage and shredded carrots are mixed together with a coleslaw dressing made up of: mayonnaise, honey, lemon juice, celery seed, ground mustard, kosher salt and pepper.

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2. Red Cabbage and Shredded Carrot Slaw

I love the colors from the red cabbage, green onions, and carrots in this coleslaw recipe. The veggies are tossed in a tangy apple cider vinegar and Dijon mustard dressing for the perfect crunchy, side dish.

You can also make ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.

Get the recipe here.

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3. Asian Slaw with Ginger-Peanut Dressing

This Asian inspired coleslaw recipe is a fun twist on the traditional type. It's loaded with veggies like: coleslaw mix, shredded carrots, bell peppers, edamame, and green onions. The coleslaw mix is easy to find at the grocery and really cuts down on the amount prep time if you're preparing this in a pinch.

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4. Brussels Sprout Slaw with Apples and Pecans

Who says you can only use red cabbage and green cabbage in coleslaw? For this easy recipe shredded Brussels sprouts are the star of the show and combined in a large bowl with a fresh lemon juice dressing, diced apples, chopped pecans, and Parmesan cheese.

Helpful tip: instead of slicing the Brussels sprouts by hand, throw them in the food processor or use a mandolin slicer.

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5. Buffalo Bleu Cheese Coleslaw

If you cant get enough of a side dish with an extra kick of spice, you will love this recipe! Even better, the coleslaw dressing is super simple to whip up. Just whisk together your favorite bleu cheese dressing, hot sauce, and honey in a bowl and pour it over your coleslaw mix.

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6. Carrot Apple Coleslaw

This recipe has a ton of delicious flavor combinations going on- sweet, tart, tangy, and salty. It's loaded with sliced apples, shredded carrots, dried cranberries, and feta cheese.

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For the dressing, whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, honey, rice wine vinegar, kosher salt, and pepper and toss into the coleslaw mix. You can't go wrong with this sweet and savory coleslaw!

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7. Broccoli Slaw Recipe

Think again before you toss the broccoli stem! It's a great ingredient to use for coleslaw. Shred it by hand using a grater or buy it shredded from the grocery store.

The dressing is creamy and flavorful with ingredients like: mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, basil, and celery seed. Make ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator overnight so the dressing really seeps into the shredded broccoli.

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8. Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad

How gorgeous is this coleslaw recipe? It's hearty, healthy, and makes the perfect main dish or side dish. You get a crunch from the green cabbage, bell peppers, and kale and sweetness from the apples and blueberries. The creaminess from the avocado and feta cheese just brings everything together.

You have to give this recipe a try.

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9. California Coleslaw

Bring fresh flavors to the table with this California coleslaw recipe. Shredded cabbage (green or red cabbage works for this), shredded carrots, red onion, serrano pepper, and half of an avocado are tossed in a creamy dressing.

The dressing is simple combining mashed avocado, poppy seed dressing, and dry mustard together. For extra flavor, you can crumble bacon on top or toss in grilled chicken or shrimp.

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10. Dill Pickle Slaw

For coleslaw on the tangy side, this dill pickle coleslaw is one to make. Coleslaw mix and diced pickles are combined in a dressing made with mayonnaise, pickle juice, and fresh dill.

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Refreshing and so fitting for a summertime party.

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11. Tequila Lime Coleslaw

A flavor combination not only ideal for cocktails, but for coleslaw, too. Shredded cabbage, carrots and green onions are tossed in a boozy dressing made with tequila, lime juice, mayonnaise, cilantro, and sugar. You can have this side dish ready to go in five minutes.

A little tequila always makes everything better.

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