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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vanillasugarblog June 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Ohhh I love trying new broccoli salads!


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.


debbie June 13, 2013 at 6:41 am

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


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.


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!


Gary June 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm

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


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.


Sues June 14, 2013 at 8:39 am

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


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!


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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