Broccoli Slaw with Pecans and Cranberries

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This slightly sweet Broccoli Slaw is full of texture, thanks to pecans, cranberries, and red onions. It makes a delicious side salad.

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Sharing recipes is a little like playing a game of telephone. The story changes as it moves from person to person, as does the recipe. I first heard about this Broccoli Slaw from Small Notebook who heard about it from Smitten Kitchen who heard about it from The Kitchn.

I think.

The first time I made it, I made it this way because these were the ingredients I had on hand. I made it “their way” the second time, but found that I preferred my improvisations, so that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

I was actually really surprised that my family, particularly my husband, would eat this — he doesn’t like “sweet food,” but he looooooves this Broccoli Slaw. Proof that a man can change his mind.

Broccoli Slaw with Pecans and Cranberries | Good Cheap Eats

I love that this recipes feels heartier and maybe a little healthier than your typical cole slaw. Broccoli just seems to have it going so much more than cabbage. You know what I mean?

Feel free to vary your dried fruits, nuts, and even the type of onion you use. Make this salad yours, baby.

Updated April 9, 2017.

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  1. Adrienne says:

    How you do cut up the broccoli so nicely? Do you use a food processor?

  2. This sounds yummy! Wonder if my son (who claims not to like broccoli or cauliflower) would eat it if he didn’t see me prepare it?

  3. I’ve made this several times for the holidays and there is usually none left; even the self-professed veggie haters like it. Delicious. I don’t own a food processor, but I use the large squares on a Chop Wizard for the broccoli and the small squares for the red onion. Works like a charm.


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