Traditionally, you may think of coleslaw as a side dish for pulled pork or other cookout foods, but even though it’s winter and your next cookout may be half a year away, you can still whip up a tasty slaw for a potluck or just to have as a side for dinner one night. In fact, these 30 recipes sound good enough to outshine any main course that they may accompany.
Coleslaw usually has a base of shredded cabbage and is dressed with some sort of vinaigrette. Since it’s technically a salad though, you can put pretty much anything in it. You can even take it any direction from a flavor profile standpoint. It can be sweet, peppery, acidic, creamy, spicy or even fruity. The sky’s the limit.
The entries on this wild list take you all over the world. We have Ginger Lime Asian Slaw, Thai Slaw with Peanut Dressing, Mexican Cole Slaw, Caribbean Slaw and more variations from an assortment of countries. But slaw recipes even vary greatly within the grand old US of A. We have offerings from Tennessee, North Carolina, Hawaii, Central Texas, and New Orleans representing incredibly different iterations. It’s amazing how different parts of the same country make this dish so differently.
Pick your favorite and make it tonight to add a little character to your meal – just be sure to let us know how it is by leaving a comment in the usual spot.