Coleslaw has gotten a bad rap. Too often thought of as slimy, soggy or drenched in fatty mayo-based dressings, most people steer clear of this traditional dish. But, we think coleslaw is making a comeback, and we've got 6 amazingly delicious recipes that will prove it. Each is vibrant, bright, colourful, crisp and brimming with healthy veggies.
1. Simple Seedy Slaw | Via Cookie + Kate
This absolutely stunning and antioxidant-rich simple speedy slaw from the glorious food blog Cookie + Kate gets top spot on our list for several reasons. 1. It's simply beautiful to look at. 2. It's chock-full not only of antioxidant-rich cabbage, but has an added nutrition boost from all those omega-rich seeds like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and poppy seeds and 3. It has a delicious lemony dressing. A must-have at any spring or summer BBQ.
2. Asian Sesame Slaw
Carrots, cabbage, kale, oh my! This sweet and tangy Asian-inspired slaw is set to become your go-to summer side dish. Brimming with thinly sliced carrots, red cabbage and kale and tossed in a seriously tasty soy and sesame vinaigrette, this slaw is perfect for a quick and healthy lunch or a side to your grilled chicken, fish or even steak. Take it to your next BBQ and we promise it will be devoured in no time!
3. Cucumber Radish & Dill Slaw with Orange Dressing
This cucumber, radish and dill slaw with orange dressing is one of our faves. And it's a cinch to make. Simply shredd one large green or chinese cabbage. Chop 1 to 2 cucumbers into small triangles. Thinly slice about 12 radishes. Combine all in a large bowl and sprinkle with lots of freshly chopped dill. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup orange juice with 1/4 cup olive oil and a good pinch of sea salt and pepper. Drizzle dressing over slaw and toss to coat well. Serve immediately. This recipe is delicious served with grilled chicken or fish.
4. The Best Creamy Coleslaw | Via Foodie Crush
According to Heidi, creator of the amazing foodie blog, Foodie Crush, this is her favorite creamy coleslaw because it stays crunchy, not soupy, and gets a bit of bite in this slightly sweetened, vinegar spiked mayonnaise dressing. We must say it's a goodie!
5. Tri-Colour Slaw Recipe With Lime Dressing | Via The Kitchn
When searching for the ultimate slaw recipes, we knew that one of the ultimate food sites The Kitchn would have a plethora of awesome recipes. And we were right. This recipe for a tri-colour slaw with lime dressing looks as good as it tastes. They suggest serving this beautiful slaw with pulled chicken and we think that they just may be onto something...
6. Not Your Mama's Coleslaw | Via Smitten Kitchen
Smitten Kitchen is well-known for being essentially the ultimate food blog. And for good reason. It is brimming with seriously delicious recipes and stunning photos. It is eye candy for any serious foodie. This slaw is beautiful and crisp and healthy. A top-notch slaw for any spring or summer party. One tip? Start with half the dressing as it makes a lot.