Broccoli Slaw Recipe

This broccoli slaw recipe is so simple and easy to throw together. I think you are going to love it.


Broccoli Slaw |


I love recipes like that. The kind that you can quickly toss together and one that everyone loves.

I served this broccoli slaw the other evening with my grilled chicken legs. The crunch from the slaw and the flavor from the dressing I made went perfectly with the grilled chicken. But, this slaw recipe goes well with so many dishes. It is definitely one of my favorite go-to recipes.

I used a prepared broccoli slaw from the salad section of my grocery store as my based and then added a bit of onion and mixed it all together with my dressing.

From start to finish, I had this slaw made in less than 10 minutes.

I don’t know about you, but when a slaw recipe tastes that great and can be thrown together in a jiffy, I call it a keeper for sure!



Here’s my broccoli slaw recipe. I hope you love it, too!

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Broccoli Slaw Recipe
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This simple Broccoli Slaw is an easy to follow recipe that is a definite crowd favorite. The perfect side dish recipe for picnics, grilling, tailgating, and entertaining!
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 (12-ounce) bags broccoli slaw
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise or greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  1. Pour broccoli slaw into a large bowl. Add chopped red onion.
  2. In a 2-cup measuring cup, add mayonnaise or yogurt, vinegar, sugar, and lime juice. Whisk together with a fork and pour half of dressing over broccoli slaw.
  3. Toss slaw together to make sure well-dressed. Add additional dressing as needed. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix well.
  4. Add chopped parsley as garnish (optional).
  5. Serve with remaining dressing on the side.
Broccoli slaw works fine as a make-ahead recipe as well. Mix together as directed and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to three days.

Robyn xoxo


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  1. 6

    Melissa says

    So funny story about slaw and me…I was a few weeks pregnant and we told no one. I went to a neighbors party and she served some sort of slaw, I made a plate and took one bite and nearly lost my lunch. To this day I can not eat slaw of any kind. Not that you asked or anything, I am sure this is a lovely side.

  2. 10

    Mary says

    Just pinned this recipe for my hubby. He loves broccoli slaw, and this sounds like one I would really enjoy! Thanks Robyn….have a great weekend!

  3. 15

    Andrea says

    I love the bags of brocoli salad. So convenient and good! I add diced apple, walnuts and raisins to my slaw. I am going to try your dressing recipe. Sounds easy and delish! I am serving the slaw with Sweet Baby Ray’s crock pot chicken which I have added chunks of pineapple and red & green peppers to. Can’t wait to try it all tomorrow evening!

  4. 16

    Jani says

    Broccoli slaw is one of my favourites! and if you are on a budget, get yourself a mini chopper (about ten dollars) and shred it fresh at about 1/3 the cost. A great way to use up broccoli and cauliflower stems.

  5. 17

    Jani says

    Broccoli slaw is one of my favourites! and if you are on a budget, get yourself a mini chopper (about ten dollars) and shred it fresh at about 1/3 the cost. A great way to use up broccoli and cauliflower stems.

  6. 18

    Pat says

    I’m a stay at home dad, chef, maid, nanny, etc. I like to make my wife low calorie, low cholesterol dishes as much as possible. Question: How important is the sugar in the dressing? Can I skip it and not ruin the recipe?

    • 20

      Brian Mooney says

      I added a bit of EVO as it is so heart-healthy. We should all try to get a few tablespoons each day, and substitute it for most other oils. One reason to use lower-fat mayo (or make your own) is you have created “room” in the calories and fat to add EVO. Had a bit of green cabbage, so sliced that thin and added it too. As a nutrition scientist and college professor who tries to avoid refined carbs, I can say that the added sugar is an inconsequential amount per serving, and it usefully tempers the other acidic flavors. Feel free to add green or red/orange peppers. Healthy way to feed that coleslaw hunger! Should bad great on a burger or (dare I say) a hotdog? All things in moderation.

  7. 21

    Kim Honeycutt says

    I love different slaw recipes. This sounds like a good one. You know I’m pinning it!

  8. 25

    kristi says

    We are having about 25 ppl at our house this weekend for a house warming party. Do you think I should double this recipe?

  9. 27

    Michele says

    We made this for the 4th of July. It was a huge hit and even better the next day! We left out the sugar, used coconut vingar instead of Apple cider vinegar, and cilantro instead of parsley. We added red bell pepper, bacon, and toasted pecans. Yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. 28

    Hannah Sue says

    Just made this and added sliced pealed apples. Used Rice Wine Vinegar and mayo, and omitted the lime juice. Otherwise, the same recipe and it worked! I’d make it again. Good!


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