A Slaw of a Different Color!

A slaw of a different color adds healthy dark greens such as broccoli or kale for added nutritional value. I have posted several slaw/salad recipes over the years that are refreshing, healthy and light.  One of our favorites is my Marinated Summer Salad  that I posted last summer. The recently posted Broccoli Nut Salad got rave reviews so I thought I would take a slightly different twist using Broccoli as a Slaw….

Grated with cabbage, carrots, onions, celery with a light apple cider vinegar mayo based dressing.  Adding raisins to the salad offers a sweet with the tart of the dressing, very delicious!

Pare with grilled chicken or tofu or other proteins of your choice!

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A Slaw of a Different Color!

Using shredded broccoli with other veggies makes a delicious refreshing slaw as a salad substitute!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course First Course to Meal, Lunch, Salads, Side Dish
Cuisine All American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 139 kcal


  • 2 cups Broccoli Shredded, -you can use already shredded broccoli stalks.
  • 2 cups Cabbage Shredded, already prepared, red or green
  • 1/2 cup Onions Chopped - sweet onions, scallions - your choice
  • 1 cup Celery Chopped or you could replace with 1 Tsp of celery seeds
  • 1/4 cup Raisins Or low sugar dried cranberries
  • 1/8 cup Slivered almonds Optional

Slaw Dressing

  • 2/3 cup Light Mayo I use light Vegan mayo
  • 4 tbsps Apple Cider Vinegar Regular vinegar is ok if you don't have apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsps Maple Syrup
  • Garlic Salt To taste
  • 1 tbsp Spicy Brown mustard Optional (we like mustard in our house!)
  • Salt & Pepper To taste


Melissa's Modifications: 

I always have fun with salads recipes of every kind as there are soo many options. Slaws can have many options as well, using a cabbage base which is the traditional coldslaw. Using the base of shredded broccoli stalk add vitamins, minerals and a dark green vegetable full of antioxidants and don't forget necessary fiber! Another added dark green modification that I love  is to add kale to the slaw (of course for the kale lovers out there!).
For a quick slaw use store prepared shredding veggies to keep it simple...build from there! You can get just about all the veggies come pre-shredded and then just make the dressing, add raisins, dried cranberries or slivered almond for an added crunch.
Nutritional Value:  1 Serving (~1.5c) - 139 Calories; 7g Fat; 0 Cholesterol; 208mg Sodium; 17.5g Carbs- 4g Fiber -10.4g Sugars; 2.6g Protein