Coleslaw--crunchy, creamy, fresh, versatile, humble, and so easy to make--it's a near-perfect dish. Add some of our favorite slaw recipes to your repertoire, and you'll be ready to add some "wow" to any meal. Serve atop barbecue sandwiches, as a pleasing potluck side, or to accompany grilled main dishes. Avoid high calorie mayonnaise-based recipes and try lighter ones that feature a vinaigrette or creamy Greek yogurt.
Tequila Slaw with Lime and Cilantro
Traditionally a mix of cabbage, vinegar, sugar, and mayonnaise, slaw has come a long way as a side dish. Mix and match different hearty greens, crunchy vegetables like jicama or carrots, and tantalizing sauce combinations like Thai peanut or tangy mustard to achieve a world of flavor.
Grab a bag of packaged coleslaw mix, and you've saved yourself the time of slicing cabbage and shredding carrots. A splash of tequila adds spirit and complexity (we urge you not to leave it out), while lime juice perks up earthy cabbage. We're not kidding. This bold, interesting side dish is ready in just five minutes—what's not to love?