This yummy blend of shredded broccoli, carrots and red cabbage is a new take on an old favorite. Learn how to make zesty, crunchy, Broccoli Slaw.
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Yummy coleslaw! Who doesn’t love it? Well… me! Yup, you read that right. I was never a huge fan of it. As I’ve grown older, I certainly like it more than I used to.
But it’s a staple in the summer. You’ll find it at every BBQ and summer picnic or potluck. I don’t know if it’s regional, but here in the South, you’ll also find it often paired with fried catfish and other seafood.
Broccoli Slaw Ingredients
I’m a cheater! It’s true. I cheat a little with this recipe. My local store already has the basic broccoli slaw starter. It comes in a 14 oz bag and all you have to do is mix in your dressing. If you aren’t as lucky as me you’ll have to shred the raw broccoli, carrots and red cabbage.
That being said, I make my own dressing and it’s super easy. Honestly, I can’t believe they actually sell bottled coleslaw dressing. Because this whole salad takes less than five minutes to whip up if you already have the vegetables shredded.
Traditionally, coleslaw dressing is made up of white vinegar, lemon juice and granulated sugar mixed with mayonnaise . I hate vinegar, with balsamic as the exception. So I did a slightly different take. After all, I’m Hispanic, so I tend to cook with lime juice. That’s what makes this recipe different. I mix fresh cilantro with lime juice. I cut the sugar down by half the amount so it is more zesty than sweet. Then I add mayo and stir to a perfect creaminess!
- 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
- ½ Cup Fresh Cilantro Shredded
- 12-14 oz Broccoli Slaw Prepackaged
- 1 Cup Mayo
- 1 Tbsp White Sugar
- Pepper To taste
- In a large mixing bowl add the broccoli slaw.
- Mix sugar in lime juice, then pour over broccoli slaw and toss well
- Mix in shredded cilantro and toss well
- Add mayonnaise and fold in until fully combined.
- Add light pepper if desired.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the recipe, Broccoli Slaw. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments!