Spring Strawberry Slaw with honey citrus dressing


spring strawberry slaw
Spring Strawberry Slaw created for and published in Carolina Country Magazine April 2024

The slaw just screams Spring!  Fresh strawberries are popping up all around at farms and markets.  And just as we are making our menus and shopping lists for Easter too.  This would be something nice to add alongside your ham this year.  A crowd pleaser and easy to make.

The honey-citrus dressing is the perfect one for this slaw. Making salad dressings is one of the easiest ways to take some gunk out of your diet and eat healthier, not to mention you’ll have tastier foods when you let their flavors shine through!  I dare say everyone has ingredients in their pantry do make some.  Make fresh at eating time, or shake up a few ahead in mason jars to have handy in your fridge. Most can be used in other ways too… to dress up sauteed, grilled or roasted veggies… reduce a bit to glaze chicken wings… and if citrusy, especially delicious tossed with shrimp, scallops or drizzled over fish!  

No matter what, challenge yourself to see what you have on hand to make your own salad dressings and vinaigrettes.  And take a gander at all the “stuff” in your bottled dressing… bet you can’t even pronounce most of those ingredients.  #FreshIsBest!  To make mo’better, shake in some of my Aunt Dee Dee’s Kitchen seasonings (see note in recipe).  Most any of them will do!  

You’ll enjoy this slaw along with my Wendy’s Deviled Crab Carteret too!  Just a perfect pairing.  Be sure to share these recipes so your friends can enjoy too.

This recipe created for and published in Carolina Country Magazine April 2024 
Propping/styling and photography by
Wendy Perry

Carolina Country Magazine Contributing Recipes Editor

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Spring Strawberry Slaw with honey citrus dressing

We know spring has arrived when we see strawberry fields opening all around! Stop by your local farm and get some to make my citrusy fresh strawberry slaw, great to serve alongside all sorts of things, especially my deviled crab.
Course: Brunch, Dressings, Picnic, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Farmers Market, Garden Goodies, Gluten Free, No Cook, Summer Food
Keyword: slaw, strawberries, strawberry slaw
Author: Wendy Perry


Slaw: Combine...

  • 1 10-ounce bag angel hair slaw
  • 1 cup thinly sliced English cucumbers unpeeled
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2-3 stalks celery thinly sliced
  • 5ish radishes chopped
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ cup packed chopped fresh dill
  • ½ cup packed chopped fresh cilantro

Dressing: Whisk together...

  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup light oil like sunflower or grapeseed
  • zest of 1 lime, lemon and orange
  • 4 tablespoons fresh juice from orange
  • 1 tablespoon fresh juice from lemon
  • 1 tablespoons fresh juice from lime
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • pinch salt & black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Aunt Dee Dee's Kitchen SF "every'thang dust" OR ADDK Bread Sop or Spaghetti Seasnoning, opt


  • Toss slaw with dressing 20-30 minutes before serving time.


This is a really nice dressing for brightening up all sorts of salads.  You can use it as a marinade as well.  Really nice to reduce and use as a glaze for chicken wings and shrimp... or drizzle over fish!
To make more tasty, add one of my Aunt Dee Dee's Kitchen seasonings... any of them will do.  Especially "Wyatt's 'every'thang' Dust," Bread Sop or Spaghetti Seasoning! 

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