Sweet and Crunchy Broccoli Slaw

by jerseygirl on June 12, 2013 · 10 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
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Recipe type: salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4 to 6 servings
 
This sweet and crunchy salad is perfect for a summer BBQ.
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Toss well.
  3. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.
Notes
I used Trader Joe's Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette dressing but you can use any type of ginger or Asian dressing.

 

 

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

vanillasugarblog June 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Ohhh I love trying new broccoli salads!

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Karen Harris June 12, 2013 at 8:19 pm

This looks like the perfect side for our Father’s Day barbeque. My husband will love something new and different on the table. Thanks for the recipe.

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debbie June 13, 2013 at 6:41 am

Hi Lisa, This looks great and such a perfect recipe for this time of year!!!!

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Ramona June 13, 2013 at 9:36 am

This sounds alot easier than picking the broccoli florets off. I like the sound of this one.

I dread when we re-do our cabinets. I know it will be a winter project. It’s on the list and that sucker is long.

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Danielle @ Growing Foodie June 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Sounds delicious and looks gorgeous :) I love it – we could always use more non-mayo side dishes in my house!

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Gary June 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm

A great way of getting broccoli-hating kids to eat their broccoli. Thanks for the recipe.

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Kate June 14, 2013 at 1:50 am

There are a lot of things that go by the wayside, I’m proud to say, that like you, teeth brushing isn’t one of those things.

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Sues June 14, 2013 at 8:39 am

I love the idea of this! Perfect for a summer BBQ :)

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Kristin June 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Love this recipe! And your presentation is gorgeous! The salad is perfect for picnics or a side dish for really just about any meal. I know what you mean about being so busy…the end of the school year is crazy! Hope you are able to catch your breath soon!

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patsy June 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm

This is my kind of salad! I’d probably package it up to take to work for my lunch every day!

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