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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.

Broccoli Slaw with Pecans and Cranberries | Good Cheap Eats

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Broccoli Slaw | Good Cheap Eats
Broccoli Slaw with Pecans and Cranberries
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
This slightly sweet Broccoli Slaw is full of texture, thanks to pecans, cranberries, and red onions. It makes a delicious side salad.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 2 heads broccoli shredded in food processor or finely chopped
  • 1 cup pecan pieces toasted
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries use unsweetened for whole 30
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar omit for whole 30
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Combine broccoli, pecans, cranberries, and red onion in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lime juice, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, and salt.
  3. Pour this dressing over the broccoli mixture and toss to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Updated April 9, 2017.

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Comments

  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.

  4. Do you just use the florets or the whole head of broccoli?

  5. Made this tonight and really liked it. I added some grated carrot for extra colour as well.

    Thanks!

  6. Add a handful of crispy bacon! We leave our broccoli pieces bigger but we eat this at least once a week around here.

  7. Does this keep well? I’d love to make this and eat with my lunch for a few days; not sure my husband would care for it.

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