Broccoli Slaw





This broccoli slaw has changed my mind, I have never been a fan of coleslaw. In fact, I used to call it “cold-slop.” I learned two things that ended up making this recipe one of our favorites. First, my former West Virginian roommate, Brooke Ann, gave me her recipe for coleslaw dressing. I like it much better than store bought dressing. Second, I learned that you could use broccoli stems instead of cabbage. This solved two problems for me because I never liked the broccoli stems, but I always felt bad throwing them out. I like to fill the salad out with some shredded carrots. They add a nice color and flavor. I hope you like it! ~Jennifer


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 Cole 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.


Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw
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Broccoli Slaw

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: America's Best 4th of July Desserts, Recipes and Sides
Keyword: broccoli, sides, slaw
Calories: 1045kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 4 large broccoli stems
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar


  • 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 and stir.
  • Mix in the veggies and chill before serving.


Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 1045kcal | Carbohydrates: 57.3g | Protein: 7.9g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Fiber: 10.8g | Sugar: 37.6g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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4 comments on “Broccoli Slaw”

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  2. I simply want to say I’m newbie to blogging and really savored you’re blog. Probably I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You actually have very good well written articles. Regards for sharing your blog.

  3. 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.

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