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Broccoli Slaw Salad

by flavorthemoments on August 5, 2013

broccoli slaw salad

Broccoli Slaw Salad is double the broccoli with broccoli slaw and fresh broccoli florets mixed with bacon, red onion, dried cranberries, and toasted almonds in a creamy, white balsamic coleslaw dressing.  This salad is savory, sweet, and smoky, which will keep ‘em coming back for more!

broccoli slaw salad

broccoli slaw salad

The first time I had broccoli salad was years ago at a friend’s house.  It was a Costco bagged salad, complete with broccoli florets, bacon, raisins, walnuts, and a creamy dressing.  I loved it, and went home and recreated my own.  Over the years, I’ve grown very fond of Broccoli Slaw, so I decided to incorporate the slaw and florets in one salad.  Now you get double the dose of broccoli, so I hope you like it.  :smile:

Bacon has a way of making people more interested in veggies, and it lends a smoky, saltiness that counterbalances all the fresh veggies, chewy cranberries, and toasted almonds.  Throw bacon into a salad, and it just works it’s magic.

broccoli slaw salad

It wouldn’t be a broccoli salad without this creamy slaw-like dressing.  I use Veganaise because I love it’s creaminess and flavor, and it’s health benefits don’t hurt, either.  I’ve never been a big fan of mayo, so I tried Veganaise.  I fell for it instantly, and I haven’t bought mayo since.

I highly recommend this salad next time you barbecue or entertain.  I hadn’t made it in a while, and it was like a breath of fresh air.  It’s different, it’s flavorful, and it’s good for you.  I think it’ll keep you going back for more, too.  :wink:

broccoli slaw salad

Broccoli Slaw Salad

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Broccoli Slaw Salad

Broccoli Slaw Salad is double the broccoli with broccoli slaw and fresh broccoli florets mixed with bacon, red onion, dried cranberries, and toasted almonds in a creamy, white balsamic coleslaw dressing. This salad is savory, sweet, and smoky, which will keep 'em coming back for more!

Ingredients

Salad:

6 ounces broccoli slaw

1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets, cut small

3 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup red onion, coarsely chopped

toasted, slivered almonds, for serving

Dressing:

1/2 cup Veganaise or low fat mayo

3 tablespoons white balsamic or apple cider vinegar (I used white balsamic)

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 tablespoon blue agave sweetener or honey (I used agave)

salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Place the broccoli slaw, florets, bacon, dried cranberries, and red onion in a large bowl. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the Veganaise, vinegar, canola oil, and agave sweetener. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss well to coat. Serve the salad with the toasted slivered almonds. Enjoy!

Notes

Total time above includes cooking time for the bacon.

Recipe by Flavor the Moments.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Consuelo @ Honey & Figs August 6, 2013 at 12:11 am

You couldn’t have added more delicious stuff to this salad! And double broccoli dose?? That must be amazing, I love the texture contrast, and the overall flavour has to be fantastic :-)

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flavorthemoments August 6, 2013 at 8:17 am

I did love the crunchiness of all of the broccoli, and with all of the other ingredients, I loved this salad. Thanks, Consuelo!

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Ashley August 6, 2013 at 5:07 am

I love broccoli salad – I love that this uses both slaw and florets! I really need to try Veganaise … I finally saw it the other day at the food store and I should have picked some up!

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flavorthemoments August 6, 2013 at 8:09 am

Definitely try Veganaise and see what you think. I love it’s flavor so much more than mayo!

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Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com August 6, 2013 at 6:30 am

This slaw looks so good – love the sound of the dressing!

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flavorthemoments August 6, 2013 at 8:08 am

Thank you, Shashi! The dressing had plenty of vinegar flavor just the way I like it. :)

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Tahnycooks August 6, 2013 at 10:12 am

I love the double dose of broccoli! This is my kind of lunch! Yum! Pinning!

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flavorthemoments August 6, 2013 at 1:14 pm

It’s a very satisfying salad, and would be great for lunch! Thanks, Tahny!

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Ash- foodfashionparty August 6, 2013 at 10:42 am

This slaw is what I need after a 3 day binge eating:)..The dressing sounds delish.

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flavorthemoments August 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm

It’s the perfect thing! Sounds like you had a fun trip!

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JulieD August 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm

This looks so refreshing! We love add broccoli slaw to our stir fries…this looks so perfect!

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flavorthemoments August 6, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Thank you, Julie! I never thought to add broccoli slaw to a stir fry, so thanks for the great idea. :)

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Zainab @ Blahnik Baker August 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Never had broccoli slaw before but the sound of sweet and savory (ahem: bacon) makes me want to try this very much.

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flavorthemoments August 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Bacon works wonders I tell ya!

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Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 August 9, 2013 at 11:42 am

I’ve had broccoli salad before and I don’t know why I never thought to use broccoli slaw in it. This salad looks delicious and packed full of great ingredients.

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flavorthemoments August 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I was really looking for a way to change up my broccoli slaw, so it’s a cross between both. I really liked it!

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Food to Fitness September 2, 2013 at 3:40 am

This looks so fresh and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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flavorthemoments September 2, 2013 at 10:22 am

It’s everything I love in a salad! Thanks for stopping by!

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