Coleslaw is a quintessential American side dish that inevitably appears at pot lucks, tailgating get-togethers, and backyard barbecues. It is a wonderful dish that adds so much to any number of great summer dishes from burgers and pulled pork to grilled chicken, kebobs and baked beans. Unfortunately, all too often, instead of a delicious, cool, crunchy salad, one is met instead with a sad, sloppy, mayo-drenched mess that tastes of very little. It’s no wonder that many people often have a bad associated when it comes to coleslaw. But what if you hate cabbage? No problem.
There are so many slaws you can turn to that make use of an array of different crunchy vegetables and there are also so many different and delicious kinds of dressing that you can use instead of the traditional mayonnaise and vinegar. That’s not to say that regular coleslaw can’t be great, but with so many different ways to make it, why not branch out and discover something new and delicious?
Don’t settle for a bland and mediocre coleslaw — it is just so easy to make it a dish that could surprise everyone at the picnic table and end up being the star of the meal. From Asian-inspired slaw recipes to carrot slaws, cauliflower versions, and even a better version of the classic mayo-based salad, there are more than enough options to choose from. Even if you don’t normally like coleslaw, you are sure to find a recipe here that you love, so read on to discover 15 of the best coleslaw recipes around.