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Poppy Seed Slaw #BBQWeek

Welcome to Day 3 of #BBQWeek!  I am including the posts for Day 2 since I didn't participate and didn't want you to miss out!  Today I am sharing the recipe for the slaw that I made to top pour Smoked Pork Butt Tacos that I shared on Monday.  Poppy Seed Slaw is so easy to make and it is the perfect way to accent the flavors of the taco.

I haven't always liked slaw. The ones I had growing up were made with sweetened mayo and I just didn't like it.  I didn't like the cabbage too much either.  I started looking at slaw with different eyes the first time I had it on a BBQ pork sandwich.  I haven't looked back!

You can use a pre-packaged slaw mix, but I suggest that you find the freshest cabbages you can and chop those up. The texture is different and makes a better slaw.  If you like a little sweetness, try adding some chopped apple to the mix.

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Be sure to check out these other wonderful BBQ recipes.  Your summer has never been so good!

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Poppy Seed Slaw

Poppy Seed Slaw

Yield: 6
Prep time: 10 MCook time: Total time: 10 M
A delicious side dish for any meal, but beautiful for your BBQs


  • 2 c shredded green cabbage
  • 1 1/2 c shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 c shredded carrot
  • 2 T mayonnaise
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 T poppy seeds
  • salt and pepper


  1. Combine vegetables in a large bowl.
  2. Add vinegar, oil, poppy seeds, salt and pepper, mayo, and lemon juice into a jar with a lid.  
  3. Shake vigorously until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Pour half of the dressing on the vegetables, toss.
  5. Drizzle on remaining dressing until dressed the way you like it.
  6. Refrigerate until use.
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  1. This would be perfect on pulled pork sandwiches too and the fact that there is no mayo makes it very bbq friendly.

  2. This looks SO good - all these amazing slaw recipes, I really need to make one! Yummmm!!


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