Broccoli Slaw Salad with Creamy No Mayo Dressing is a healthy broccoli salad with apple, cranberries and almonds in a creamy no mayo dressing! {GF, DF, V}

Broccoli Slaw Salad in bowl with spoon

Last week I shared my 3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw Dressing with you, so it’s about time I shared it’s crunchy, delicious counterpart!

This broccoli slaw salad has been a staple in my house for years.  I originally posted a version of this about 5 years ago that went largely unseen due to subpar photos and lack of readers, so I decided to repost it today.

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Broccoli Slaw Salad with Creamy No Mayo Dressing

I make this healthy broccoli salad at least every two weeks.  It’s great as a side dish for burgers, grilled or roasted meats, and almost anything you’re serving!

I know a lot of people think of broccoli salad or slaws as more of a warm weather dish, but for me it’s the exact opposite.

This time of year we have more limited seasonal produce options, so I often gravitate to slaws because cabbage and broccoli are in season now.

See more salads like this:

Broccoli Kale Salad with Greek Yogurt Poppy Seed Dressing

Coleslaw with Creamy Curry Dressing

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples, Bacon and Hazelnuts

I also make them often because I love them…plain and simple.  I’m addicted to the crunchy textures and the sweet and savory flavors!

This dish includes a double dose of broccoli with florets and broccoli slaw.  It’s a hybrid of two of my favorite things — broccoli salad and coleslaw.

Why choose between the two when you can have both??

This broccoli slaw is completely plant-based thanks to my vegan 3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw Dressing.

As the name implies there’s no mayo and there’s also no Greek yogurt.  The base is Vegenaise, which I’ve loved for years.  Read the post for more info!

broccoli slaw salad with dressing pouring

This salad/slaw keeps very well so it makes a great meal prep lunch to take to work, and it’s a great dish to make ahead for meals and entertaining.

I love that this salad is highly customizable with whatever is in season.  Swap out the apples for berries or orange slices, and if you have nut allergies omit the almonds and top with pepitas instead.

This dish is vegan, gluten-free and dairy free and is a complete crowd pleaser.  Try it and see why it’s been a favorite of mine for years!

And now it’s Eat Seasonal time, where a group of bloggers get together to create recipes based on what’s in season.  This month I used broccoli from the list we were given.

Be sure to visit the February Seasonal Produce Guide by the Vintage Mixer for more ideas and visit the links below for more delicious recipes.  You can get in on the fun too by creating a seasonal dish and using the hashtag #eatseasonal !

Asian Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing by Joy Food Sunshine

Meyer Lemon Dutch Baby Pancake by Floating Kitchen

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Broccoli Slaw Salad in bowl with spoon

Broccoli Slaw Salad

This broccoli slaw salad is made with fresh broccoli, chopped apple, dried cranberries, and toasted almonds. It's then tossed in the creamiest homemade coleslaw dressing.

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  • 12 ounce package broccoli slaw
  • 1 large broccoli crown (2-3 cups bite-sized florets)
  • 1 medium apple cored and diced
  • 2 green onions sliced on the bias
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sliced toasted almonds
  • [3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw Dressing]


  • Place all ingredients except for the almonds in a large bowl. Toss with enough of the 3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw Dressingto coat (half of the batch is normally enough).
  • Top the salad with the almonds just before serving and enjoy!



  • This salad may be made in advance -- just add the almonds right before serving so that they keep their crunchy texture.
  • Salad keeps well for 2-3 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
  • Customize this salad with whatever fruits are in season and sub the almonds with pepitas for nut allergies.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 136kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 93mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 13g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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