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Grilling season has officially hit full stride, and if there's one thing that just might trump the grilled meats and veggies, it's the sides. People take pride in whipping up inventive side dishes, and why wouldn't they? A well-constructed bowl of starchy goodies can take a summer dinner to the next level. We've even put together a guide to properly adding coleslaw to sandwiches, dogs and burgers. But we're not just talking about any mayo-drenched rendition of the dish most commonly associated with the American South. If you're going to make some, we think you should take your time and make it right. That's why we've rounded up 7 of our favorite slaw recipes – from the simple to the downright meal-altering.

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