Tangy Blueberry Almond Broccoli Slaw

by jerseygirl on July 30, 2009 · 20 comments

Who has the best blueberries? We do! NJ , of course. Yes, I am a little partial because I love to get fresh pints straight from the farms. The season is not very long so I eat as many as I can and then freeze some. The nutritional value is great and blueberries are just bursting with antioxidants.

We’ve had plenty of blueberry desserts so now I wanted to try a salad. This blueberry slaw combination is awesome. I love the texture of the crunchy slaw, ripe blueberries and chunky almonds. At first, the cheddar cheese might sound a bit weird but trust me and throw some in the bowl. The saltiness of the cheese blends well with the salad. Make this at your next potluck picnic or barbecue and it will be the topic of conversation.

I am entering this recipe in The Bloggers Blueberry Recipe Contest. It is sponsored by the Blueberry Council and there are some great cash prizes. Check out the website and hurry if you want to enter as the contest ends today.

Tangy Blueberry Almond Broccoli Slaw

4 TBS light mayonnaise
4 TBS seasoned rice vinegar
2 TBS sugar
1 (12 oz) bag of broccoli slaw
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup blueberries
salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. In a larger bowl, mix together the slaw mix, cheese, onion, almonds, raisins and blueberries. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for a few hours to allow flavors to blend. Makes 6 servings.

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The Japanese Redneck July 30, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Good luck in your contest. I bet the blueberries gave it a great flavor.
Ramona

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The Blonde Duck July 30, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Yum!

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The Food Hunter July 30, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Looks good. Good luck in the contest.

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Mary July 30, 2009 at 6:28 pm

What a pleasant summer salad. It's beautiful to look at as well.

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Anonymous July 30, 2009 at 11:03 pm

I went ahead and made this tonight since I had everything in the house and ripe blueberries on the bush outside.

It was fantastic. Tangy and zesty, but delicious. I served it as a side with Blueberry-Beef Burgers– made for a fun, themey summer meal.

Thank you for the recipe! I will definitely be doing this one again.

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black eyed susans kitchen July 31, 2009 at 9:00 am

Lisa, What a unique combination of flavors…I will be trying this recipe this weekend. Thanks for the link to the other contestants and good luck.
♥, Susan

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comfycook July 31, 2009 at 10:13 am

What an unusual combination but it sounds right. The blueberries probably does something very powerful to this slaw.

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kat July 31, 2009 at 10:16 am

I never thought of adding blueberries let alone cheese to cole slaw, very interesting!

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Pam July 31, 2009 at 11:58 am

I don't know Lisa, our blueberries in Portland are pretty amazing. This is a creative slaw – I would never have thought to add the bluleberries to it.

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teresa July 31, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Oh wow, I don't think I've ever wanted a coleslaw like I do now!

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That Girl July 31, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I never watch Regis and Kelly, but yesterday morning I caught some of it and Kelly was going on and on about New Jersey blueberries. I didn't even know New Jersey was such a blueberry place!

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Donna-FFW July 31, 2009 at 5:24 pm

LISA!! What a fantastic use of the blueberries. I never thought to put it in coleslaw. Delicious!

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giz July 31, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Now that's what I call an action packed salad – love it.

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Maria August 1, 2009 at 11:18 am

blueberries and almonds, great additions!

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Emmett August 1, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Looks soo good!!

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Chef Jeena August 2, 2009 at 6:15 pm

This looks so delicious Lisa what a great idea.

Good Luck. 😀

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Debbie August 2, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Looks delicious Lisa. The blueberries look so pretty in the slaw! I would have never thought of that.

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ttfn300 August 3, 2009 at 3:58 pm

blueberries in slaw? love this idea!

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Erica August 6, 2009 at 7:32 am

I was actually born in Jersey (although I only lived there until I was 4)and we go back often to visit relatives. I must admit- Jersey does have the best blueberries and corn (so yummy). This recipe sounds totally unique and yummy. I can't get enough broc slaw!

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Sue August 10, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Tried it last night. Great change from the same old same old. Good luck.

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