9 summery alternatives to coleslaw



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How do you take coleslaw to the next level? By making fruit the star ingredient. We found you nine recipes that will allow you to experiment and use up your fruit before it goes bad and ends up in the trash. Check out these fantastic and refreshing ways to jazz up your coleslaw and prepare to be the hit at your next barbecue.


1. Mango Sesame Coleslaw

Rock Recipes 

Rock Recipes whips up a fresh and summary alternative to coleslaw with this wonderful combination of sweet and sour flavors.


2. Apple Coleslaw

The Girl Who Ate Everything 

The Girl Who Ate Everything uses a red delicious and a granny smith to prepare this refreshing, crunchy and colorful apple slaw.


3. Fresh Fruit Slaw

Marzetti Kitchens 

Marzetti Kitchens combines cabbage, oranges, grapes, strawberries and kiwis with its signature Marzetti Original Slaw Dressing for sweet and creamy results.


4. Stone Fruit Slaw


In case you're wondering what the Tree of 40 Fruit may be good for, well, how about this recipe? Epicurious recommends you serve this succulent slaw as a side or condiment for grilled chicken or pork. You should use slightly under-ripe fruits, which julienne better than soft, juicy ones.


5. Fruit & Nut Slaw with Blue Cheese

Tidy Mom 

Tidy Mom's fruit and nut slaw is perfect for summertime picnics, barbecues and beach outings. Filled with strawberries, grapes and mandarin oranges dressed in Marzetti’s Light Slaw Dressing, this fruit slaw is a great, healthy and light substitution from the usual. It pairs beautifully with anything from barbecued spare ribs and pulled pork sandwiches to grilled chicken and fish.


6. Triple Fruit Coleslaw


Food.com featured this sweet and sour version of coleslaw that will leave everyone wanting seconds.


7. Asian Fruit Slaw

Rasa Malaysia  

We are so glad that Rasa Malaysia decided to combine salad and fruits together to make a fruit slaw — with an Asian twist. The ripe juicy mangos and sweet and sour pineapples complement each other beautifully and are sure to cool you down during the stuffiest heat wave.


8. Peach Coleslaw

Trader Joe's  

Trader Joe's featured this recipe for peach slaw that includes plump, juicy raisins. Be sure to follow the directions and fold in the diced peaches just before serving.


9. Spicy Rainbow Slaw

Taste with the Eyes 

Taste with the Eyes crafted a spicy kaleidoscopic that includes Napa cabbage, purple cabbage, Korean pear, French breakfast radish, pink carrot, white carrot, orange carrot, purple carrot, red Fresno chili, Serrano chili, cilantro, scallion, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar dressing. Savor that rainbow.