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!
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.
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.
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.