Summer Veggie Slaw: A Fresh and Vibrant Salad

Summer Veggie Slaw is a colorful and nutritious dish that highlights the best of summer’s produce. This slaw is crisp, refreshing, and packed with a variety of vegetables, making it perfect for picnics, barbecues, or as a light side dish. Here’s how to make this vibrant slaw.


  • 1 yellow squash, julienned
  • 1 zucchini, julienned
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 4 radishes, sliced and cut into strips
  • 3 green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into strips
  • 1 cup fresh shucked corn or pre-cooked corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups torn spinach leaves

Dressing (Optional):

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Vegetables:
    • Julienne the yellow squash and zucchini.
    • Cut the red pepper into thin strips.
    • Slice the radishes and then cut into thin strips.
    • Diagonally slice the green onions.
    • Cut the red onion into thin strips.
    • If using fresh corn, shuck it and remove the kernels from the cob. If using pre-cooked corn, simply measure out 1 cup.
  2. Combine the Vegetables:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the julienned yellow squash, zucchini, red pepper strips, matchstick carrots, radish strips, green onions, red onion strips, and corn kernels.
    • Add the chopped basil, parsley, and torn spinach leaves. Mix all the ingredients together with a gentle toss.
  3. Prepare the Dressing (Optional):
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, honey (if using), salt, and pepper until well combined.
  4. Dress the Slaw:
    • Drizzle the dressing over the vegetable mixture.
    • Toss the slaw gently to ensure all the vegetables are evenly coated with the dressing.
  5. Serve:
    • Transfer the Summer Veggie Slaw to a serving bowl or platter.
    • Serve immediately, or refrigerate for an hour to allow the flavors to meld.


Summer Veggie Slaw is a bright and refreshing dish that celebrates the fresh flavors of the season. With its vibrant colors and crisp textures, this slaw is not only visually appealing but also delicious and nutritious. Perfect for any summer gathering, this veggie slaw is sure to be a hit. Enjoy the fresh, wholesome taste of this delightful salad with family and friends!