Broccoli Slaw


My friend Nancy recently made a broccoli slaw for our monthly card game.  I enjoyed it and decided to pick up package of broccoli slaw at the store.  I’ve realized recently that I don’t post vegetable recipes very often.  The truth is, the way I prepare and serve vegetables is usually so simple that I don’t think to write it down as a recipe.

We all need new vegetable ideas sometimes, though.  I don’t usually buy pre-cut fruit or vegetables such as broccoli slaw, but it’s nice to take short cuts once in a while.  I could make my own, but I know I won’t.

This broccoli slaw is a great recipe for Memorial Day coming up next week, but it’s also perfect for any day.  With warm weather here, it’s nice to serve a cold vegetable with dinner that is something other than a typical salad.  My picky eater (who is particularly particular about veggies) loved the broccoli slaw, so I’m sure I’ll be making more of it.

Many recipes use vinegar, but my family simply doesn’t care for vinegar in very many recipes.  I decided it was safer to go with lemon juice, and I’m so glad I did.  I love the flavor that the fresh juice and zest add to this dish.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Broccoli Slaw
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 3 cups broccoli slaw mix
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  1. Place the broccoli slaw in a bowl.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a glass measuring cup, whisking together with a fork.
  3. Pour over the broccoli slaw and stir well to combine.

This recipe is shared at Raw Foods Thursdays.

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  1. says

    Coleslaw is one of my favorite side dishes but so many people make it with mayo! Have you tried making it with broccoli by hand or only using mix? I wonder if it would be worth the effort.

  2. says

    Oh, this broccoli slaw sounds delicious! Lemon, olive oil, and parsley together sounds so refreshing. Linda, I’d love to invite you to share this at Raw Foods Thursdays tomorrow. It’s a perfectly rawlicious recipe! :)


  3. says

    This sounds great! I haven’t made broccoli slaw in ages and I totally agree with you about the vinegar – more than a little and it is to overwhelming for me. Your lemon juice substitution sounds better. Pinning this!

  4. says

    I love broccoli slaw! Will have to pick up a bag at the store. I don’t think peeling and grating stalks would be worth the effort but I would be interested in knowing if anyone has tried it.

  5. Nancy says

    This was delicious! The girls at my monthly card game enjoyed it; one even took all the leftovers home. I add sunflower seeds (check the label!) green onions and golden raisins. Thanks, Linda!

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