Broccoli Slaw

January 13, 2010
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4 as a side salad, 2 as a main dish
Author Notes

This recipe makes good use of broccoli's tougher stems, which are often cast aside in favor of the florets. The slaw is sympathetic to my strong dislike of mayonnaise, and friendly to the dearth of produce during winter months. Another advantage: it holds up quite well for lunch the day after it's made. —Rivka

What You'll Need
  • For the slaw:
  • 2 heads broccoli
  • 2 Jonagold or other tart, crisp apples, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup dried black currants
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 carrot
  • about 6 chives, chopped
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons tamari (soy sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup flavorless or canola oil
  • plenty of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  1. Peel tough exterior from the broccoli stems, and discard. Trim carrot ends.
  2. In a food processor fitted with the grater attachment, grate broccoli and carrot stems. In a large bowl, combine grated vegetables with other salad ingredients and toss to incorporate.
  3. Mix dressing ingredients in a lidded jar. Taste and adjust for sweetness, and add salt if necessary.
  4. About 20 minutes before serving, shake dressing vigorously immediately pour on to salad. Dress with a light hand at first; you may not need it all. Salad keeps well overnight in the refrigerator.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • EmilyC
  • monkeymom
  • Rivka
  • Emelkay
I'm a healthcare consultant by day, food blogger by night, and I make a mean veggie chili. I'm eat a mostly-vegetarian diet, but have a soft spot for meat, especially braised short ribs. And this profile wouldn't be complete without an admission that I absolutely am addicted to cookies and chocolate. Finally, I love the idea of food52 and can't wait to share and read my and others' favorite recipes!

7 Reviews

Emelkay August 23, 2021
Delicious salad, thank you for the recipe. I too used Trader Joe’s broccoli slaw and TJs shredded carrots and substituted dried cherries instead of the currants listed the recipe. I didn’t have a tart apple so I used an Envy apple because I prefer sweet crisp apples. The salad tasted great. Will definitely make again.
EmilyC November 30, 2011
This is a lovely recipe. I made some minor adjustments based on ingredients I had on hand -- lemon juice instead of lime, dried cranberries instead of currants, and a bag of broccoli slaw mix. I'm a mayo lover, but this dressing is a refreshing change. I'm serving this with pulled pork sandwiches tonight!
Rivka November 30, 2011
so glad you liked it!
ahcrotty April 9, 2010
I have made this many times since I first saw it! I use only 1-2 T. of flavorless oil, and I'm lazy, so I use a bag of broccoli slaw. Incidentally, my food processor turned broccoli stems into broccoli mush instead of slaw. I've served this to lots of people and they all love it. Thank you!
Rivka April 20, 2010
so glad you liked it! I've used the large grate on my processor, but the small one definitely makes mush, you're right. An alternative is to use a mandoline with the julienne blade, which I've never tried.
monkeymom March 15, 2010
Made this for dinner tonight. I used pre-packaged broccoli slaw from Trader Joe's, which made it very quick to put together. Very tasty, loved it. Thank you for sharing the recipe for this!
ahcrotty February 19, 2010
Thank you so much. I share your strong dislike (okay, fear in my case) of mayonnaise, but I love broccoli slaw. I'm going to try this recipe asap.