Independence Day is upon us which means it’s time to gather up recipes for amazing dishes we can make (or bring) for family and friends to enjoy at the BBQ. Whether you’re a guest or not, it’s a good idea to prepare colorful, healthy, and delicious slaws. They make a great side dish and they also go amazingly well with saucy burgers and hot dogs!
Wonder how you can ditch animal products and still have incredibly tasty slaws? Check out these 10 Ways to Make Awesome Summer Slaws Without Dairy. If you lack inspiration for side dishes and appetizers, here are 10 Last-Minute Appetizers You Can Quickly Make For Your July 4th Party and 25 Awesome Vegan Snacks For the 4th of July. Looking for recipes that will go well with slaws? Try any of these 15 Saucy Recipes That Will Light Up Your BBQ Grill, 20 of Our Most Mouthwatering Veggie Burgers Ever, and these 50 Jaw-Dropping Vegan-Friendly BBQ and Grilling Recipes.
Use these recipes from the Food Monster App to make dairy-free slaw for your 4th of July party and you sure won’t regret it!
This super nutrient-dense Kale, Purple Cabbage, and Carrot Slaw With Tangy Shallot Vinaigrette by Stephanie Kirkos is full of vibrant colors and textures! Earthy raw vegetables are softened by a tangy, light, and zesty shallow vinaigrette. Add this slaw to any dish! Whether you eat it as a side or use it as a burger topping, you can’t go wrong.
This Easy Sesame Brussels Sprouts Slaw by Sara Hohn is a vivid alternative to cooked vegetable recipes. It can also be enjoyed as you would any other slaw — piled high on a veggie burger, in tacos, stuffed in a wrap, or alongside some grilled veggie sausage. The only real effort is shredding the Brussels sprouts.
Source: Radicchio Slaw
This Radicchio Slaw by Jennifer Rose Rossano is crunchy, tangy, and goes exceptionally well inside a ‘meaty’ burger. It’s good enough to stand on its own too so enjoy it any way you want. You won’t regret trying this creamy and delicious slaw!
In this Braised Red Cabbage With Apples and Pecans by Gabrielle St. Claire, red cabbage is cooked in apple cider and balsamic vinegar, and red wine with a touch of coconut sugar for added sweetness. Those notes of sweetness are rounded out by tart Granny Smith apples and toasted pecans for savoriness and crunch. This slaw is so delicious you’ll go for seconds!
Source: Horseradish Slaw
This Horseradish Slaw will add a tangy creaminess to your burger, or you can eat it as a side dish as well. Either way, you won’t regret it as it is beyond delicious!
Source: Oil-Free Asian Cole Slaw
This oil-free slaw is for sesame lovers! In this Oil-Free Asian Cole Slaw by Helyn Dunn, crunchy shredded cabbage is combined with umami flavor with just a touch of sweetness. It’s light, refreshing, and a perfect way to get a nice dose of raw cruciferous deliciousness. Serve this slaw on top of a meaty black bean burger with a toasted bun.
This Spiralized Veggies, Zucchini, and Kale Apple Slaw by Alissandra Maffucci uses leftovers from spiralized zucchinis, apple slices (any kind will do), kale, and sliced almonds which are tossed in a simple vinaigrette. The result? A tasty and healthy dish that will impress!
Source: Pickled Cucumber Slaw
This Pickled Cucumber Slaw by Gabrielle St. Claire is light, tart, colorful, crunchy, and the perfect topping for any burger or sandwich! In addition, it packs a variety of colors, tons of veggies, is affordable, and is hands down a crowd pleaser!
Source: Sweet Miso Coleslaw
This Sweet Miso Coleslaw by Marly McMillen Beelman is savory, rich, and slightly sweet and it goes perfectly with any BBQ sauce. Enjoy it with your favorite saucy burger and you’ll be impressed by the depth of flavor.
Source: Apple Slaw
The cabbage and apples in the slaw add crunch, the vegan mayo adds creaminess, and the vinegar gives it some needed acidity. This Apple Slaw is a simple and easy-to-make, no-fuss slaw that will impress your taste buds!
Source: Spicy Vegetable Slaw
Fresh purple cabbage, sprouts, mushrooms, and carrots are tossed together with a dressing with Asian cuisine-inspired flavors. It’s crispy, spicy, creamy, zesty, and simple to make. This crunchy Spicy Vegetable Slaw is perfect for serving at barbecues and picnics, where it’s best piled high atop a burger.
Source: Veggie Coleslaw
Cole slaw made with regular mayo can easily be swapped with this delicious and creamy veggie coleslaw made with avocado mayo and cashew sour cream. The richness of the avocado and the nuttiness of the cashews give this coleslaw the same consistency as the traditional version. Pair this Veggie Coleslaw by Margaret with some grilled veggie hot dogs and French fries.
Source: Sesame Carrot Coleslaw
The Sesame Carrot Coleslaw by Joni Marie Newman from this vegan taco recipe packs a lot of flavor with the sesame oil and red chili flakes it contains. Serve it with a rich sriracha sauce and it will bring your taste buds to the next level.
Source: Broccoli Stem and Carrot Slaw
This Broccoli Stem and Carrot Slaw by Lisa Dawn Angerame is rich, creamy, and tangy. This slaw is healthy and delicious with its homemade mayo and abundance of carrots and broccoli stems. Add it to your burger, or hot dog or eat it on its own, either way, you won’t regret it!
Baked tempeh dripping with sweet and spicy BBQ sauce served on a whole-wheat bun and topped with crispy coleslaw! It’s the vegan version of the McRib! These BBQ Tempeh and Coleslaw Sandwiches by Crissy Cavanaugh are perfect for your 4th of July Celebration!
Source: Creamy Coleslaw
This Crispy Fried Avocado Tacos With Jalapeño Slaw and Cilantro-Lime Crema by Ashley Hankins has the most delicious base! The jalapeño slaw belongs at your barbecue- it has a whole lot of kick!
Source: BBQ Pecan and Ranch Slaw Tacos
Want more slaws and side dishes recipes? Check out these 15 Easy-Breezy Vegan Mains, Sides, and Appetizers For Your Summer Barbecue!
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