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Broccoli Slaw Recipe

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Broccoli Cole Slaw recipe
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One of my earliest childhood memories was peeling broccoli stems. Strange early memory, huh?

My dad preferred the stems of broccoli, so my mom would always peel them and chop them and steam with the broccoli crowns whenever we made fresh broccoli.

Once I got married, I couldn’t shake the habit of peeling the broccoli, though we all prefer the broccoli florets to the stems. One time at a pot-luck with friends, I tried some delicious homemade broccoli slaw made from peeled and grated broccoli stems, carrots and a hint or red cabbage. It was delicious!

What is Broccoli Slaw?

The broccoli had a slightly sweet taste in the slaw; it was dressed in a homemade mayo (you could also use Primal Kitchen mayo) and herb dressing with a touch of honey. I was hooked and finally had a use for the broccoli stems that I always peeled and ended up eating myself because our whole family preferred the crowns.

If you aren’t a mayo person, you can absolutely substitute greek yogurt for the mayo in this recipe.

Everyone loves cole slaw, but I love this new and easy take on an old favorite. This broccoli slaw recipe can also be made with cabbage, but my family prefers the taste of broccoli and carrots.

Broccoli Cole Slaw recipe

Broccoli Cole Slaw Recipe

A crunchy slaw made with shredded broccoli stems and carrots and a slightly sweet mayo dressing. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 143kcal
Author Katie Wells


6 -8



  • Peel and then shred broccoli and carrots with a box grater if not already done.
  • Combine the shredded broccoli stems and carrots in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the mayo, mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, honey, and spices together until creamy.
  • Pour the dressing over the shredded broccoli and toss well.
  • Store, covered, in refrigerator at least 1 hour or overnight before serving to let flavors meld. 


Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Cole Slaw Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 /4 cup)
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 76
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.4g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 419mg18%
Carbohydrates 16.1g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1.8g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


12 responses to “Broccoli Slaw Recipe”

  1. Kariss Avatar

    5 stars
    This is so good!! I used whole milk Greek yogurt and Dijon mustard. So, SO good!! To me it tasted similar to ranch dressing. YUM!

  2. Monica S Avatar

    5 stars
    Quick, easy and delicious! I just used a bag with broccoli slaw that already had few carrot slices because I didn’t have any carrots and turned out great! Thanks!

  3. Erica Avatar

    5 stars
    saying one large package broccoli cole slaw is quite vague. its helpful to say how many ounces or grams the bag is .Thanks

  4. chris Avatar

    This is the best dressing for slaw I’ve had. I used red cabbage and broccoli for fish tacos. Delish.

  5. Lin Avatar

    5 stars
    Awesome recipe! I have tried quite a few and this is by far the tastiest. Thank you.

  6. Melissa Martynyuk Avatar
    Melissa Martynyuk

    Any substitute for yogurt. Lactose free, including yogurt 🙁

    1. Sho-Sho Avatar

      When I’m not in the mood for mayo I make slaw with vinegar (as shown) and a vegetable oil (Avocado today) for dressing.

  7. Sandra Bushnell Avatar
    Sandra Bushnell

    I just made this for the first time and it’s delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Missu Avatar

    Hello, I can’t find this in the UK. Please can you describe this ingredient? Is it just shredded broccoli? How many lbs/cups? MANY THANKS! “1 large package broccoli cole slaw mix (or 4-5 big sliced thinly)”

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      It is just the stems of 4-5 heads of broccoli with the skin cut off and then just grated or thinly sliced.

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