Tart & Tangy Broccoli Slaw

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Author Notes: I haven’t met many slaws that I don’t like, but I count this broccoli slaw as one of my all-time favorites. It’s a great dish to take to a picnic or potluck since the broccoli stands up well to the dressing and it’s easy to transport and serve. The pomegranate molasses really makes this slaw special. It tints the yogurt dressing a lovely crimson color, and the flavor plays beautifully with the broccoli, carrots, apple and mint. I also like to add pomegranate arils for nice color and texture. When they’re not in season, feel free to substitute dried cherries or cranberries.EmilyC

Makes about six heaping cups of slaw

For slaw

  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 1 apple, cored
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced almonds, toasted
  • 3 T fresh mint, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate arils (or substitute dried cherries or cranberries)

For yogurt dressing

  • ¼ cup finely chopped shallot
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt (regular or Greek); full-fat recommended
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 2 T pomegranate molasses
  • 1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper, or to taste
  • kosher salt, to taste
  1. Wash and trim broccoli and cut florets away from stems. Either by hand or with your food processor’s slicing blade, finely chop the florets. Peel the stems, and coarsely grate them (either with box grater or food processor’s grating blade). Also coarsely grate the carrots and apple. Toss them together in a large bowl, then add the toasted almonds, mint and arils (or dried cranberries) and toss again.
  2. Combine chopped shallot and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl; let it sit for about 5 minutes so it lightly pickles. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, Aleppo pepper and kosher salt. Whisk together until well incorporated, then add the shallot-apple cider vinegar mixture.
  3. Pour your dressing over the slaw and toss. Add more salt to taste. Cover and chill at least one hour so all of the flavors meld together. Taste again for seasoning and balance – you may want to add a splash of lemon juice right before serving for brightness. Covered tightly and refrigerated, the slaw keeps well for at least a day.
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over 1 year ago healthierkitchen

Saved! Missed this one the first go round.

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over 1 year ago EmilyC

Thanks Wendy! I make this year-round.

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almost 2 years ago gingerroot

I love your take on broccoli slaw. This sounds really delicious - I can imagine how it might be difficult to stop eating it.

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Thanks gingerroot! : )

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almost 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I'm not a huge lover of broccoli slaw, primarily because I find the dressing is often too sweet and I have a mild aversion to raisins! I think the pomegranate molasses and arils are perfect answers to my issues with the dish so I will be giving this a try.

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

The pomegranate definitely adds a nice tangy punch. I'd love to know what you think if you try it -- fingers crossed that it changes your mind about broccoli slaw! : )