5 Ways to Make Your Picnic Slawsome

By: KC Cibran
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Grab your picnic basket and cabbage of choice — it’s slaw season! Nothing is better than a refreshing salad on a summer day. Make an un beet able slaw with roasted cumin seeds and cilantro dressing (picture  above) or fire up the grill for slaw with a smoky kick.

Check out four more picnic picks below, which are just a handful of our favorite summer side dishes.

Asian flavors like ginger give this dish a tangy twist on the classic slaw.

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Get nutty. Bust out that half-empty jar of peanut butter you’ve been meaning to finish for this smooth and crunchy slaw.

Hungry Girl replaces carbs with broccoli slaw for a lighter version of pasta with marinara sauce.

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Kelsey Nixon’s cabbage with smoked corn and lime juice is a zesty fiesta in your mouth.  

Get more slaw recipes from our friends:
Creative Culinary: Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw

The Mediterranean Dish: Mediterranean Coleslaw and Salmon Bowl

The Mom 100: Spicy Coleslaw

Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Raw Papaya and Green Mango Slaw

In Jennie's Kitchen: Fennel & Mint Slaw
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