Sweet and Crunchy Broccoli Slaw

by jerseygirl on June 12, 2013 · 11 comments

tangy broccoli slaw with coconut and cranberriesLife has been a whirl wind lately. Between end of the year school activities, kitchen renovation prep, soccer, baseball and more baseball , I am basically a mess.  I feel lucky that I remember to brush my teeth in the morning. Actually, that’s a lie. I always remember to brush my teeth especially after eating this broccoli salad.

Crunchy, salty and sweet. Sounds more like a cookie than a salad, right?

It is the perfect accompaniment to grilled chicken, a burger or a sandwich. With our kitchen renovations on the horizon, we will be eating lots of sandwiches so I plan on making this salad quite a bit.  I hear it looks very pretty on paper plates too!

I love the simplicity of throwing this salad together. Everything goes in a bowl, the dressing gets mixed in and mama is happy. There is no mayonnaise involved so it is also perfect if it sits out for a bit at a BBQ.

Okay, time to go pack some more boxes.

Need some more BBQ side dishes? Here you go:

Greek Quinoa Salad

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

Pinwheel Antipasto Skewers

Vegan Potato Salad

Middle Eastern Bread Salad

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Sweet and Crunchy Broccoli Salad
Recipe type: salad
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
This sweet and crunchy salad is perfect for a summer BBQ.
  • 12 ounces package broccoli slaw
  • ½ cup dried sweetened cranberries
  • ½ cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • ⅓ cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ cup Asian Ginger dressing (see note)
  1. Put all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Toss well.
  3. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.
I used Trader Joe's Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette dressing but you can use any type of ginger or Asian dressing.



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