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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!


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

4.93 from 13 votes

Broccoli Slaw Recipe

Soup & Salad 10 mins

Prep Time 10 mins
Servings 6
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
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!


  • 2 (12-ounce) bag broccoli slaw
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/4 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


  • Pour broccoli slaw into a large bowl. Add chopped red onion.
  • 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.
  • Toss slaw together to make sure well-dressed. Add additional dressing as needed. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix well.
  • Add chopped parsley as garnish (optional).
  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe Review


  1. I love this recipe! I buy the bags of broccoli slaw but never do anything creative with them.

    1. I just love this. My co-worker told me out broccoli slaw & I thought she was nuts!!! I eat it with boiled eggs cheese,& tomato. To die for!!! BTW….my boyfriend can eat a bag all by himself.

    1. I could really eat it right by itself. Maybe I should do that so I can have a slice of your cake! 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 5 stars
    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!

  5. 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. 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.

  7. 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?

    1. Hi Pat,
      It just adds a bit of sweetness to the recipe. If you’d prefer, you could try it with raw honey instead.

    2. 5 stars
      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.

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

    1. Hi Kristi,
      I would. It makes a good amount, but it goes fast! Have fun at your party!

  9. 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. 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!

  11. Love this recipe. My husband said – make sure you keep this recipe! The apple cider vinegar gave a nice fruity, tart taste. Will definitely make it again!

  12. Just “made” this (if you can call it that, haha). It’s very good! I like that it has a hint of lime juice.

  13. I made the recipe exactly as called for and it was way too tart to eat . I will try it again and this time the omit vinegar and cut the amount of lime in half.

  14. 5 stars
    I didn’t have broccoli slaw in the fridge, so used cabbage slaw, shredded carrots, and broccoli heads chopped small. My husband likes his slaw to be more vinegar than mayo, so I added more vinegar. I also added dried cranberries. Yum!!!! i think the lemon juice gives this a really nice zing. Will make again.

    1. I would also like to know what broccoli slaw in a Bag has in it. I have a big head of cabbage in my refrig I would like to add to touch use for this salad

    2. Broccoli slaw usually has broccoli, green cabbage, red cabbage and carrots. Some may vary, but this is pretty standard for the ones I usually buy.
      Hope you enjoy the recipe! Thanks so much! xo

  15. 5 stars
    I made this ahead of dinner to go with fried catfish.  OMG!  I could have eaten the whole bowl while I was making it….  I added dried cranberries and sliced almonds just because I had them.  The flavors are excellent.  Now I can’t wait for dinner.  I will make this as my go to Cole Slaw recipe from now on.  

    1. You’ve got me craving this again, Sharon! I bet it was delicious with the sliced almonds. Thanks so much for letting me know you like it! xo

  16. 5 stars
    I used erythritol-stevia blend in place of sugar to make this keto, and adjusted salt and black pepper. Also used a sweet onion. Delicious!

  17. 5 stars
    Made this salad yesterday, was good! next time will leave out lime juice as it was a bit too tangy for our liking. I Added some toasted almonds and a little bit more mayo., was good all in all. Thanks for the recipe.

  18. 5 stars
    Delicious!  I use lemon instead lime because that’s what I had.  Also a pinch of mustard.  Definitely a keeper!

  19. How do I cut down the ingredients for 1 person? I can’t eat a bag of slaw by myself and end up throwing it away.

    1. Hi Leslie,
      This recipe makes 6 servings so you would need to divide the ingredients by 6 to determine amount for one serving. Enjoy!

  20. Absoultely delicious!! I made this as written. I paired this with firecracker chicken meatball. My guy is so against strange food – he loves it!! He has requested I make it again. I will keep this recipe for future use.

  21. 5 stars
    I admit to following the recipe loosely (on the amounts at least), but this is awesome! The only major change I made was leaving out the sugar because I don’t like sweet dressings for veggies. Fantastic dressing!!

    1. Thanks, John, some people like more mayonnaise than others. Glad this worked out for you.

  22. 5 stars
    Easy, yummy, what more could you want?! Like others, I left off the sugar. But I may try again with just to see.