Perfect Summer Coleslaw Recipes

Coleslaw is the perfect side dish for barbecues, picnics, and the summer. Enjoy these easy to make coleslaw recipes. You don’t need to rush out and purchase a salad that doesn’t taste as good as an old-fashioned cabbage slaw recipe.

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Did you know that these salads can be put together in no time at all? It is easy to prepare coleslaw recipes at home. Homemade salads can be made ahead of time and allowed to rest in the refrigerator while you go out to grill and barbecue. You can even save time by purchasing a bag of pre-shredded cabbage.

Better Than KFC Coleslaw
You can make homemade coleslaw that tastes even better than KFC with this easy recipe.
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Homemade copycat KFC coleslaw in a small wood bowl.

Chipotle Coleslaw
Enjoy this smoky and spicy chipotle coleslaw, it goes great with grilled meats. 
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a bowl of chipotle coleslaw

Captain Ds Cole Slaw
Love coleslaw? You have to make Captain Ds Cole Slaw.
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a bowl of homemade cole slaw

Homemade Coleslaw
You never need to go out and buy coleslaw. It is so easy to make from scratch.
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homemade coleslaw made with green cabbage

Alida’s Alpine Inn Coleslaw
You can enjoy Alida's Alpine Inn Coleslaw at home. 
Cole Slaw Recipe

Sweet and Sour Coleslaw
This coleslaw has a unique flavor.
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Sweet and sour coleslaw in a bowl.

Corky's Coleslaw
Make some fresh coleslaw just like Corky's BBQ does. 
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bowl of cole slaw

Brookville Hotel Cole Slaw
Brookville Hotel Coleslaw is made with just a couple of everyday ingredients, but the flavor is amazing.
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A plate of ribs and homemade coleslaw made with heavy cream, vinegar, and sugar

Cole Slaw that Keeps
This Cole Slaw that Keeps is an easy recipe to prepare. 
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A jar of make ahead coleslaw that keeps.

Pineapple Coleslaw
Hawaiian coleslaw with pineapple and marshmallows has a wonderfully sweet flavor.
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A bowl of pineapple coleslaw and salad tongs behind it.

Oriental Cole Slaw
You are going to love this meaty version of this Oriental cole slaw. 
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oriental cole slaw

Houston’s Coleslaw
This take on Houston’s Coleslaw recipe is a delicious way to make a very gentle and fresh-tasting homemade coleslaw. This slaw enhances your main course and does not overpower it. 
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Homemade Houston's coleslaw in a bowl and on pork sandwiches

Better Than KFC Coleslaw
You can make homemade coleslaw that tastes even better than KFC with this easy recipe.
Check out this recipe
Homemade copycat KFC coleslaw in a small wood bowl.

Five Tips for your Best Coleslaw ever!

  • Salt the cabbage – by salting the cabbage during preparation you can add flavor, and help extract some of the water out of the cabbage.
  • Use purple cabbage sparingly – purple cabbage can bleed, and discolor your coleslaw.
  • Make ahead of time – Be sure to make ahead of time so the flavors mingle before serving.
  • Season twice – as the flavors marry be sure to check the seasoning and adjust for serving.
  • Be creative – you can add carrots, onions, bell peppers, hot peppers, experiment with the mixins!

3 different coleslaw recipes are pictured.

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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