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. An easy side dish that goes great with chicken and fish.
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?
If you haven’t tried broccoli slaw before, then you are missing out! This is one of our favourite ways to make sure that a BBQ or picnic has plenty of colour in it, and it balances out all those burgers and sausages. It’s crunchy, with a lovely tangy dressing. Delicious!
Why should you try it?
✔ Ready in just 5 minutes
✔ A delicious way to use broccoli
✔ A colourful side dish
✔ Can be made in advance
How to make Broccoli Slaw – step by step:
One: 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.
What Is Broccoli Slaw?
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.
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!
Usually it is made from shredded broccoli stalk, however we have used bite sized chunks of broccoli for some extra goodness.
A salad is all about the dressing, right? This creamy dressing is made with Greek yogurt to keep it light (although you could swap that for mayo or sour cream if you want something a little more indulgent), and some apple cider vinegar, mustard and honey. You could swap the honey for maple syrup and use a plant based yogurt if you wanted to make this vegan.
What Else Can You Add?
These kinds of salads are really easy to adapt, so feel free to use it as a fridge raid salad add a few different veggies. You could add bell peppers, or shredded courgette for some extra greens. We also like to mix shredded apple in too.
Add some extra crunch with some flaked almonds just before serving, and dried cranberries add a nice sweetness to it too.
Can You Make It In Advance?
Yes, this is a great salad to make in advance, and it will save you some time if you are prepping it for a BBQ. It will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Store it in the fridge in an air tight container or a covered bowl for maximum freshness. If you are adding bacon, then do that just before serving.
What To Serve It With
- Make sure you finely dice the shallots so that they are not too overpowering.
- You can swap the Greek yoghurt for sour cream or mayo if you want a more indulgent salad.
- Try adding some shredded apple for extra sweetness.
- You can make this salad vegan by swapping honey for maple syrup and using a plant based yoghurt.
- Pecans and sunflower seeds sprinkled on top before serving add a lovely crunch.
Want to try some other salad recipes? How about these:
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- 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.