Broccoli Coleslaw

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5 from 5 votes
Broccoli Slaw is a crispy refreshening and nutritious salad that is a perfect compliment for any party or picnic.
Broccoli Coleslaw

Broccoli coleslaw is a crispy, refreshening and nutritious salad that is a perfect compliment for any party or picnic.

Broccoli Coleslaw

This Broccoli Coleslaw is creamy and complex and just puts a different twist on traditional Cole slaw. If you have the opportunity to make this delicious side dish, you will become addicted.

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What We Love About This Broccoli Slaw Recipes

Broccoli is a super nutritious food that makes a scrumptious salad, find out all the nutrient benefits here. Plus it is a nice variation to cabbage.

  • 10 Minute Salad: Very simple prep will allow you to make this salad and then get on with your day.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the refrigerator.
  • Family Friendly: Crispy, crunch and sweet, it is a great combination.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, low calorie or dairy free, etc…

Ingredient Notes for Broccoli Slaw Mix

  • Broccoli: Six cups shredded, broccoli florets including the stalks and broccoli stems.
  • Carrots: Two cups shredded.
  • Sweet Onion: Finely chopped, red onion works well.
  • Lemon: Fresh squeezed lemon juice.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: The acid is a perfect balance.
  • Sugar
  • House Seasoning Blend: A blend of seasoning that enhances the salad.
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour Cream
  • Coarse Grained Mustard
  • Horseradish
A white bowl of Broccoli Coleslaw.

Equipment Needed for Broccoli Coleslaw

How to Make Broccoli Slaw

These are the basic steps for making coleslaw broccoli. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Carrots, broccoli and ingredients need for slaw.

STEP 1: SHRED

First, using a food processor shred the broccoli and carrots. You can use a sharp knife if you prefer.

STEP 2: DRESSING

Next, in a large bowl, combine the lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, and horseradish and then drizzle over broccoli, carrots, and onion. Mix well.

STEP 3: CHILL

Finally, refrigerate for 1 hour.

Making the broccoli slaw.

Prep and Storage Tips for Broccoli Coleslaw

HOW TO MAKE THIS BROCCOLI SLAW DRESSING RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Really it is just like a normal slaw, make it in advance and keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last up to 4 days,

HOW TO STORE THIS BROCCOLI SLAW DRESSINGS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container and/or wrapped well with plastic wrap.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS BROCCOLI COLESLAW RECIPE

Broccoli slaw can be frozen like any other slaws. However, we’d recommend not dressing it. Instead, freeze the vegetables ready-prepared and then dress them after thawing. This is the best way to enjoy any frozen slaw.

Frequently Asked Questions about Broccoli SlawRecipes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE BROCCOLI SLAW DRESSINGS HEALTHIER?

Low fat or fat free dairy can be used for this recipe, also try dairy free alternatives if you have lactose issues.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT TOPPINGS FOR THIS BROCCOLI SLAW?

Indeed, try adding things such as crispy bacon, pancetta, cheese or nuts such as almonds to this salad.

CAN THIS BROCCOLI COLESLAW RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, adjust the recipe for the amount of people that you need. It is perfect for parties or picnics.

Broccoli Coleslaw

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe for Broccoli Slaw

  • Add Dried Fruit: Flavor with raisins or dried cranberries add a sweet addition.
  • Short cut tip: Purchase a pre cut mix in the grocery store.
  • Variation tip: Heat, add a little hot sauce or red pepper flake.
  • Alternate ingredient: Brussel Sprouts shaved or cauliflower can be added to this salad. Cooked ramen noodles and top with some diced green onion to make a meal.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Vegan or vegetarian options can be used to make this broccoli coleslaw recipe.

What to Serve with Broccoli Coleslaw

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Broccoli Coleslaw
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Broccoli Coleslaw

Yield: 8 servings
Broccoli Slaw is a crispy refreshening and nutritious salad that is a perfect compliment for any party or picnic.
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups shredded broccoli, use the entire stalk, including stem
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced sweet onion
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp coarse-grained mustard
  • 3 Tbsp prepared Horseradish

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, and horseradish.
  • Add broccoli, carrots, and onion.
  • Mix well.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Expert Tips

  • Add Dried Fruit: Flavor with raisins or dried cranberries add a sweet addition.
  • Short cut tip: Purchase a pre cut mix in the grocery store.
  • Variation tip: Heat, add a little hot sauce or red pepper flake.
  • Alternate ingredient: Brussel Sprouts shaved or cauliflower can be added to this salad. Cooked ramen noodles and top with some diced green onion to make a meal.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Vegan or vegetarian options can be used to make this broccoli coleslaw recipe.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5837IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Summer Salad

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18 thoughts on “Broccoli Coleslaw”

    • Of course! The horseradish just adds a nice little kick. It would still be a great dish if you omitted it. Good luck! 🙂

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  1. This version of broccoli slaw sounds delicious – I’m sure it will be a keeper in my kitchen too! Bookmarking for later.

    Thanks so much for linking up with the Feed Me Friday hop. I’m so glad that you did.

    I look forward to reading more from you!

    Best,
    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

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  2. SUCH a great way to use the broccoli stalk! Even though I know it feeds the compost pile, I hate throwing out such a big part of a healthy food. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  3. I just added this to the menu next week! I’ve never had horseradish before, should be interesting! I LOVE broccoli slaw though, thanks!

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  4. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious.. I love broccoli, and I love slaw 🙂

    Anywho,

    I just wanted to stop by to tell you thanks for joining in last week for Wobble Over Wednesday, You were chosen as the featured blog for this week, and you got the #2 spot, as well as a week of ad space on my blog :)!!

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