Summer Squash Cole Slaw

During this time of year, most gardens are overflowing with squash and zucchini – I thought it would be fun (and tasty) to put a spin on a traditional cole slaw recipe by adding some of them into it and developing a Summer Squash Coleslaw.

The flavors meld together so well, and the colors that the dish produces are just so beautiful.  Plus, by adding these veggies into the slaw – you get a whole new health element added.

Summer Squash Cole Slaw


  • 1 medium sized yellow squash unpeeled & julienned
  • 2 small zucchini unpeeled & julienned
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl, combine squash, zucchini, onion, & purple cabbage. In a separate small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients & mix well with a whisk. Pour over the squash mixture & toss to coat. Cover & refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve with a slotted spoon.