You don't need cabbage to make a terrific slaw.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 24, 2017
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Crunchy, refreshing slaws are go-tos for topping tacos, accompanying barbecue and even eating on their own. While they're traditionally made with cabbage, you can also make amazing variations with alternative ingredients like celery and pickled peppers. Here, seven delicious slaw recipes that don't call for cabbage.

1. Green Bean Slaw

In this salad, tender haricots verts get tossed with crunchy strips of carrot, red pepper and parsnip.

2. Crunchy Broccoli Slaw


Most people throw away broccoli stems, preferring to eat the florets. But cut into long thin strips with a fine julienne peeler, the sweet and crunchy stems are perfect in a fresh-tasting slaw with carrots, scallions and salty sunflower seeds.

3. Lemony Brussels Sprout Slaw

To make this refreshing slaw, start with firm brussels sprouts and shred them in a food processor. Roasted sunflower seeds are the perfect finish.

4. Celery Slaw with Edamame


This fast side dish can easily be made ahead of time.

5. Pickled Pepper Slaw

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F&W's Justin Chapple makes this superfun and quick spicy slaw for topping hot dogs, burgers and grilled salmon.

6. Spicy Raw Beet Slaw with Citrus, Scallions and Arugula

Jalapeño adds terrific heat to this healthy slaw.

7. Peach-and-Fennel Slaw

This sweet and crunchy salad with lots of immune-boosting vitamin C is delicious with grilled pork or in a pulled-pork sandwich. To wilt the fennel slightly, Michel Nischan briefly marinates it in vinegar and salt before tossing it with firm, ripe peaches.

Star chef Michel Nischan's summery slaw is delicious with grilled pork or in a pulled-pork sandwich.