Summer Squash Slaw

Embrace the vibrant bounty of summer with this refreshing Summer Squash Slaw. Combining the crispness of zucchini, yellow squash, purple cabbage, and carrot with the subtle bite of green onion and the crunch of sesame seeds, it's elevated by a tangy dressing of Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, and a hint of pepper. Perfect as a light side dish or a zesty topping on a black bean burger or even my crab cakes!



  • 2 summer squashes, grated or julienned
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1/2 red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)


In a large bowl, combine the summer squash, carrots, red cabbage, and green onions.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.

Pour the dressing over the slaw mixture and toss to coat everything well.

Allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes for the flavors to meld. Before serving, sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

This is a great slaw on its own, but I like to pile on a burger or on crab cakes!


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