Coleslaw is a must at every BBQ, but why not give it a green veggie boost by adding some broccoli to it? This Broccoli Slaw has a nice crunch to it and all the creaminess that you know and love in a coleslaw, but with a healthier twist.
I am making it my mission this summer to find as many different ways to make coleslaw as I possibly can. Mexican Coleslaw might just be my favourite, but make sure you try our Crunchy Asian Slaw too! You can never have too much coleslaw at a BBQ, right?
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Broccoli slaw isn’t really a thing here in the UK, but in the US they are all over it! When I was travelling around The States, and staying in hostels, I loved picking up a bag in the supermarkets to go with my meals. Backpacking wasn’t the healthiest time for me, but a bag of broccoli slaw gave me a little health boost at least.
I’m not sure why I have never thought of making coleslaw with broccoli before, seeing as I love this broccoli salad so much. It has everything you love about coleslaw, but with some extra crunch and colour from the broccoli. If you want to make it a little more indulgent, and I mean why wouldn’t you, then add some chopped up bacon to it. So good!
In the US, you can buy broccoli coleslaw in ready-made bags, like you can buy coleslaw mix in bags here in the UK. But, it is so quick and simple to make yourself, especially if you have a food processor with a grater attachment, and it works out much cheaper. This is a pretty budget friendly healthy BBQ side and really easy to make for a crowd.
We have been working on loads of healthy BBQ salads whilst the weather has been nice and we will post as many as we can this year as it’s nice to balance out all the BBQ burgers with some vitamin bursting salads. This recipe uses the whole broccoli, even the stalk, so there is no waste.
How To Make Broccoli Slaw
- 1 Small head of broccoli
- 2 Shallots
- 0.25 Small red cabbage
- 3 Medium carrots
- 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
- 5 tbsp Fat free Greek yoghurt
- 2 tbsp Cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp Wholegrain mustard
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
- Put a grater blade in your food processor and put in the broccoli, red cabbage, shallots and carrots. If you don't have a food processor, then you can just use a box grater.
- Add everything to a bowl with the garlic, Greek yoghurt, salt and pepper, mustard, honey and cider vinegar and mix well.