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Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli slaw that is so simple and so tasty, it will blow your mind! A simple creamy homemade dressing and some veggies is all you need!

I’ve never been a big fan of slaw. It always looks like it’s drowning in mayo. I would skip the coleslaw every time at  summer BBQs. I don’t know…it just never looked appealing to me. Then someone mentioned broccoli stems instead of cabbage. I had to try it! It has changed my mind on slaw forever!

So bust out the grill for some BBQ chicken or the Traeger for some smoked pulled pork! It’s time for some summer BBQing and this broccoli slaw is on the menu!

a photo of broccoli slaw in a big white ceramic bowl with slice almonds on top.

What Ingredients are Needed for Broccoli Slaw?

I said that this was simple, so now I’m going to prove it. You can go with the store bought broccoli slaw to make super duper easy, or go totally from scratch. Either way, it’s going to be a hit at the BBQ. Here is your ingredients list:

  • Broccoli Stems (or a bag of broccoli slaw)
  • Carrots (shredded)
  • Mayonnaise (light)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Raisins (or craisins)
  • Ground Mustard
  • Salt Pepper
  • Sliced Almonds

The measurements for each ingredient is listed in the recipe card below.

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How to Make Broccoli Slaw

Here are the steps for making this yummy veggie side dish:

  1. Peel the carrots and set them aside.
  2. Slice off the outer skin of the broccoli stems.
  3. Grate the carrots and broccoli stems (use a food processor or electric shredder, or buy a bag of broccoli slaw).
  4. Combine the sugar and vinegar in a bowl and stir to dissolve the sugar.
  5. Add the rest of the dressing ingredients and stir to combine.
  6. Add the shredded vegetables and raisins and combine. Then chill.
  7. Top with sliced almonds before serving if desired. I love the crunch it adds!

The detailed instructions can also be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

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Is Broccoli Slaw Healthier Than Cabbage Slaw?

Broccoli slaw is packed with many antioxidants and other nutrients that cabbage does not offer.

What Are the Health Benefits Of Broccoli?

Just one cup of broccoli provides over 100 percent of your daily need for vitamin C and vitamin K.

Broccoli is also high in vitamin A, folate, and potassium.

How Long Will Broccoli Slaw Keep?

Cole slaw will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Slaw should be kept in an airtight container and refrigerated within 2 hours.

a photo of a big white ceramic bowl full of broccoli slaw topped with raisins and sliced almonds

What to Eat with Broccoli Slaw?

I’ve talked about this being a BBQ side, but it could really go great with just about any main dish. Here are a few of our favorites:

Which main dish I you going to make with it first?


It is time for broccoli slaw to be a part of your life! The perfect amount of sweet tangy dressing on shredded broccoli and carrots with pops of raisin and the crunch of sliced almonds. Who is coming to my BBQ?

More BBQ Side Dishes:

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Broccoli Slaw

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 Broccoli Stems large *see note
  • 3 Carrots medium
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise low fat
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Raisins or craisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Almonds sliced


  • Peel carrots and set aside.
  • Carefully slice the tough outer skin off the broccoli stems. (If you look at a cross-section you can see the 1/16th in. skin.)
  • Grate the carrots and broccoli stems (I recommend using a food processor or electric shredder).
  • Put the sugar in a medium bowl and add the vinegar.
  • Stir for a minute to allow the vinegar to begin to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add the mayo, ground mustard, salt and pepper and stir.
  • Mix in the veggies and chill before serving. Top with sliced almonds if desired.


  • You can also buy a bag of broccoli slaw at the grocery store and skip shredding the broccoli stems and carrots yourself. Broccoli slaw usually comes with shredded carrots and sometimes red cabbage.
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Slaw
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 251mg11%
Potassium 464mg13%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 7667IU153%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I’ve bought package broccoli slaw at the grocery store, but never thought to make it myself. I didn’t know it was so easy! I actual like the broccoli stems better than the flowers.

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  • Broccoli slaw? That’s new for me as I usually eat coleslaw, but I think would try the broccoli slaw 🙂

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