11 Slaw and Salad Recipes All About Crunch

The perfect side dishes for your next grill session

If you’re looking for a way to balance out all the meaty (or not meaty) things you’re grilling, we’ve got a few ideas, especially if you’re looking for a side with a little extra crunch. Try vegetables like cabbage, carrots and apples, or radishes with goat cheese. And you don’t have to cut out the meat in these sides; try adding some chicken to one of your salads. Enjoy these excellent and crunchy sides at your next barbecue.

Charred Cabbage Slaw

Charred Cabbage Slaw

Green Cabbage Salad with Hazelnuts

This crunchy salad combines the juice from grilled cabbage with vinegar and browned butter and tosses the resulting vinaigrette with raw cabbage and hazelnuts for an all-season slaw. Get the recipe for Green Cabbage Salad with Hazelnuts »

Apple, Celeriac, and Carrot Salad

This simple salad is lighter and more modern compared to traditionally heavy Norman dishes. It pairs crisp celery root—a vegetable grown in abundance in the region—with raw apples. Get the recipe for Apple, Celeriac, and Carrot Salad »

Radish and Cilantro Salad with Goat Cheese

Radish and Cilantro Salad with Goat Cheese

Vietnamese Shredded Chicken Salad

Leftover chicken layered with shredded cabbage, pungent fish sauce, spicy chiles, and fresh mint makes a bright and simple salad great for a quick lunch or weeknight meal.

Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate and Poppy Seeds

Cucumber and Corn Salad with Pomegranate and Poppy Seeds

Spicy Thai-Style Zucchini Carrot Salad

Spicy Thai-Style Zucchini Carrot Salad

Cucumber Pepper Slaw

Sliced cucumber is tenderized with kosher salt in this zesty slaw. Cucumber Pepper Slaw »

Shaved Cauliflower and Radicchio Salad

Aleppo pepper (a tangy Middle Eastern spice), raisins, and raw cauliflower marry in this simple yet unusual salad. Get the recipe for Shaved Cauliflower and Radicchio Salad »

Spicy Haitian Cabbage Slaw

The key to great pikliz, a spicy slaw made with cabbage and other vegetables, is time. The longer the sturdy, crunchy vegetables soak up the vinegar and citrus, the better. Serve it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on everything from eggs to steak. Get the recipe for Spicy Haitian Cabbage Slaw »

Hawaiian-Style Sesame Cabbage Salad

Cabbage salads featuring dried noodles are a staple of Hawaiian home cooking, adding crunch, texture, and sweetness to this terrifically versatile slaw. Get the recipe for Hawaiian-Style Sesame Cabbage Salad »