If there is a holiday around the corner, you can bet I am thinking about what themed food I will make.
Memorial Day and July 4th are no exception.
This fun and patriotic Red, White, and Blue Slaw Salad is exactly what your BBQ needs!
As you search Pinterest for recipes with our country’s colors in mind, there are plenty of treats out there to choose from. You will find cakes, cookies, and trifles galore, but not nearly as many healthy recipes to choose from.
Being the queen of “healthified” recipes, I was determined to create a recipe that not only reminded me of our beautiful flag, but tasted incredible. When I think about celebrating our country’s freedom I instantly think about BBQs.
And BBQs call for coleslaw or better yet this slaw salad!
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It will come as no surprise, I am a BIG fan of cabbage, the main ingredient in a slaw.
Anything with cabbage is A-okay with me.
My love for this vegetable only grows with the fact that it is so stinkin’ affordable. Being the frugal shopper that I am, I pick up a head every trip.
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So let me tell you a little bit about this crowd-pleasing slaw salad! The blueberries, red bell pepper, and apple work perfectly for the color combination needed.
The tanginess of the homemade dressing pairs well with the sweetness of the bell pepper and tartness of the fruit.Bring this RED, WHITE & BLUE Slaw Salad to your next BBQ! #healthy #patriotic #salad #recipe Click To Tweet
You can make this salad the night before or the same day. Just be sure to allow the salad to refrigerate at least 2 hours so the dressing has enough time to marinate the slaw.
So tell me, do you enjoy preparing themed treats or recipes? Tell me all about them in the comments below!
Red, White, & Blue Slaw Salad
- 16 oz bag of coleslaw or 7 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 red bell pepper, julianned
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped into matchsticks
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds for garnish
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise I use the brand, Just Mayo
- 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp honey I use raw local
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- Add all ingredients except sliced almonds to a large bowl.
- Put all ingredients in a blender or Magic Bullet and blend until combined.
- Pour dressing over salad and gently mix. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to mingle.
- Sprinkle the top of the salad with sliced almonds when ready to serve! Enjoy!
Can I make this the night before for a noon potluck after church? Or is that too long to let it sit in the fridge? Looks wonderful!
Thanks for asking such a great question! You can absolutely make this salad the night before and it will keep well until your church potluck the next day. I hope you all love it!
I’m bringing a salad to a friend’s BBQ for the holiday. This will be perfect.
It will be the hit of the BBQ! I am bringing this delicious salad to a Memorial Day bbq this weekend. 🙂 Blessings to you, Judee!
What a great idea and it looks so good! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!
This slaw recipe sounds delicious and it is pretty to boot. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning
Thanks for stopping by, Sharon, and all those compliments. I certainly hope you enjoy this healthy side dish 🙂
What a pretty salad! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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Thank you, Edye! I just love the bright colors too 🙂 Not to mention the delicious flavors together.
This looks absolutely delicious. I love how patriotic is looks too.
Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again on Friday at 12 AM EST when we open our doors.
Yum! I often put apples in my slaw but blueberries?! That’s genius! I can’t wait to give this a try for our next barbeque.. Pinning for later. Thanks so much for linking up with us at You Link It We Make It! We hope you’ll drop by and visit us again! – Kim @ knockitoffkim.com
For some reason, the blueberries just work! The patriotic stars aligned, I guess 😉
Love this healthy, tasty and festive twist on coleslaw, Sammi! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.
Thank you so much, April, for your kind words and sharing this fun recipe with you followers!
Thanks for linking up again last week at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party. We are featuring your slaw this week. Don’t miss out on the party this week!
Oh wow! Thanks, Charlene, for featuring it. I hope you had a great 4th!
Love cole slaw. So sweet how you made it so fun for 4th of July! 🙂
This sounds delicious and so perfect for the 4th! 🙂
I love slaw. I love the red pepper touch for the 4th. Thanks for linking up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week.
Thanks Charlene! I love this themed salad too for it’s bright colors and healthy ingredients 🙂
I love slaw too! This is very festive????
Thank you! I was so happy with how it turned out. Absolutely delicious and healthy to boot 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Michelle!
We tried this salad today and it was a yummy addition to our BBQ. We will definitely make it again
Yay! I am so glad you loved it, Stacie, and will be making it again. July 4th is just around the corner 😉