11 Slaw and Salad Recipes All About Crunch

The perfect side dishes for your next grill session

By SAVEUR Editors

Published on July 2, 2018

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.

Houston, Chris Shepherd, Grilling, Cabbage Slaw
Charred Cabbage Slaw

In this offbeat slaw from chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly in Houston, raw red cabbage adds a textural contrast to the grilled green cabbage, and a zippy, spicy-sweet-salty dressing goes well with the charred bits. Get the recipe for Charred Cabbage Slaw »

Green Cabbage Salad with Charred Cabbage Vinaigrette and Hazelnuts
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
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
Shredded Chicken Salad
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.

Spicy Thai-Style Zucchini Carrot Salad
Spicy Thai-Style Zucchini Carrot Salad

Matchstick ribbons of zucchini and carrot mingle with grassy, fresh herbs, and roasted peanuts in this salad inspired by the flavors of Thailand. A pungent, savory, tart dressing brings the dish together. Get the recipe for Spicy Thai-Style Zucchini Carrot Salad »

Hawaiian Cabbage Salad
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 »

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