Summer Slaw Recipe for Barbecue

summer slaw recipe

Have we got a summer slaw recipe for you! 

Who doesn’t love a fresh, creamy slaw in the summer heat? Well, Denise’s summer slaw recipe is not only easy to make but compliments any bbq meal or sandwich.

Summer slaw recipe takeaways on leftovers:

  • This veggie side is just as good two or three days later. 
  • Don’t worry about it going soggy if you dress it all, then stick leftovers in the refrigerator for a few days; the sturdy vegetables stay crisp! 
  • Bonus, the flavors meld so the taste just gets better and better after holding a few days. 

Denise’s Summer Slaw to Accompany BBQ


  • 1 small fennel bulb, shaved on a mandoline (you can shave lengthwise or crosswise
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 small head or half a larger head radicchio, sliced julienne
  • ¼ head cabbage shredded
  • 1 sweet crispy apple, sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup quality mayonnaise or homemade
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 2 TBS apple cider vinegar (this is necessary)
  • 1 TBS fresh mint, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare all the vegetables, shaved fennel, grated carrot, julienned radicchio, shredded cabbage, thinly sliced apple, minced mint. Put all together in a large bowl.
  • Add the mayonnaise, sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Copyright Denise Pardini 2008 - 2020,

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Summer slaw with BBQ

Try some of our favorite BBQ recipes with this:

I won’t go into wine pairing since we touch on that in each recipe, but if you are enjoying the slaw on its own, as Denise often does, pop open a sparkling or light white.

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