There is so much that can be done with coleslaw that most people simply don't think about. Coleslaw is a traditional sandwich topping in barbecue as well as a side dish. This is truly a versatile salad that can be rich and creamy or light and healthy. These recipes provide almost unlimited opportunity to try out a great coleslaw.
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Traditional Carolina barbecue was topped with coleslaw long before anyone thought to put tomatoes and lettuce on a burger -- before there were burgers, in fact. This simple coleslaw recipe is perfect for topping off a barbecue sandwich (or even as a side dish). The classic coleslaw ingredients provide the perfect combination of tangy flavors to make to great barbecue.
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This barbecue sandwich slaw is dryer than most, making it a perfect topping. The flavors are well balanced, making for a great side dish as well.
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Think cole slaw needs mayonnaise? Nope. Classic creamy cole slaw uses a bit of cream and malt vinegar (whose acidic nature naturally thickens the cream to dressing-like consistency) to dress shredded cabbage.
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Not only is this coleslaw colorful, but very flavorful as well. The tartness of the Granny Smith apple combined with honey and Dijon mustard makes this slaw truly unique!Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Another dryer coleslaw that is perfect for sandwiches. This one contains bell pepper and sweet onion so the flavors are great for topping off a pulled pork sandwich. The dressing is sweet and tart. Make it early so the flavors can blend.
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Drawing heavily from Asian-inspired flavors, this coleslaw is a wonderful side for any grilled dish. Try it out next time you grill chicken, pork, or beef flank steaks.
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This lively coleslaw has a bite from the tart apples making it better than most slaws. There is no cabbage in this salad, so it isn't a traditional coleslaw, but it is delicious nonetheless.
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This is a traditional Lexington, North Carolina coleslaw recipe. It combines cabbage, cider vinegar, and ketchup to make a flavorful slaw that goes perfectly with barbecue pork or chicken. Pile it up as a side dish or put it on the top of a perfect barbecue sandwich.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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A refreshing and creamy coleslaw that works well on pulled pork sandwiches or served as a side dish. This recipe has the classic combination of flavors and then layers in more to make it a fantastic side dish for any cookout.