This 5 min easy Broccoli Slaw Dressing recipe is creamy, tangy and the most delicious way to bring your broccoli slaw to life! Made with just a few simple and healthy ingredients this dressing is also delicious with classic coleslaw, potato salad, drizzled over grilled veggies or used as a base for other salads dressings.
Any time I can cut down on prep time, and keep it healthy, I’m all in! With this recipe, you’ll grab a pre-shredded bag at the grocery store but make it your own using a delicious simple dressing.
Broccoli Slaw Creamy Dressing
If you’re looking for and tasty alternative to traditional cabbage coleslaw, you’ve just got to try this crisp broccoli slaw with homemade dressing! Crunchy vegetables tossed with the creamy and cool avocado mayo dressing have the most delightful combination of different textures and taste that will make this your favorite side dish!
It’s an easy recipe that is ideal to take to a summer barbecue, a potluck or just for a healthy weeknight side dish. Because you can easily double the recipe, this recipe is also awesome for when you’re needing to feed a crowd.
The fact that this is one of the most delicious summer salads you’ll ever make is not the only best thing about this recipe!
It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals that make it a healthy and delicious side dish you can enjoy when you are wanting to keep things a little on the lighter and healthier side.
The main ingredient in this crunchy salad is broccoli which has a powerhouse of nutrients, fiber and vitamins. The method in which you cook it can alter the benefits somewhat but regardless, it is still one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat.
If you love raw broccoli florets as much as I do, you should check out this other salad recipe, Healthy Broccoli Salad. If you prefer broccoli cooked in a main course, this Spinach and Broccoli Lasagna never disappoints.
Why We Love This Recipe
- The healthy avocado mayonnaise-based dressing is great on other salads including traditional coleslaw.
- This simple homemade tangy dressing wakes up the flavor of pre-shredded broccoli slaw.
- Using just a few ingredients, it’s the perfect easy side dish that only take minutes to prepare.
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoon
Variations and Add-ins
- Fruits: If you like your slaw to have little bites of sweetness, you can add some raisins, dried cranberries or julienned apples. You can give this tangy broccoli slaw a bit of a fall flavor by adding a tablespoon of pure maple syrup.
- Veggies: Play around with the ingredients and add other healthy veggies to this slaw. I will sometimes add a small red onion, green onions or even cauliflower florets. Jalapeno peppers gives it a nice kick of heat.
- Mayo: If you’re not a fan of avocado mayo, you can use Greek yogurt instead. It will make the dressing even tangier and a bit thicker.
- Crunch: For even more texture, you can add some crunchy sunflower seeds or pine nuts. You can also add finely chopped pecans or walnuts.
- Vinegar: We used apple cider vinegar, but you can use white or red wine vinegar instead.
- Other add-ins: Taste the dressing before you add it to the raw broccoli slaw. If you want the dressing to have a little more of a tangy bite to it, try adding a tablespoon of Dijon mustard, a little bit of lemon juice and some lemon zest.
Creamy Dressing Ingredients
- Fresh parsley leaves, chopped
- Avocado oil mayo
- Apple cider vinegar
- Whole celery seed
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- Broccoli slaw mix bag(you can make your own slaw mix if you prefer)
Add the parsley, avocado oil mayonnaise, cider vinegar, and celery seed to a large glass or other non-reactive serving bowl and combine well.
Add bag of broccoli slaw, or your homemade slaw. Mix well until fully covered. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a couple hours or overnight to chill and allow flavors to mesh.
How Do you Make Homemade Broccoli Slaw Mix?
For this recipe, we used a bag of organic prepared broccoli slaw. If you can’t find broccoli salad packaged mix in your grocery store, you can make this easy broccoli slaw recipe with just a few simple ingredients:
- 2 heads fresh broccoli
- 1/2 head red cabbage
- 2-3 carrots
With a sharp knife, remove the florets from the stem from the broccoli. Trim off the tip end and any woody sections. Use a vegetable peeler remove the out thick skin. Cut them trimmed broccoli stalks into thin matchsticks. You can use a julienne peeler or a food processer if you have one. You’ll cut the carrots the same way. Shred the cabbage and add it to the bowl with the carrots and broccoli. Toss with the dressing!
You can add the florets if you prefer or save them for another meal. Add all the veggies to a large bowl and toss with the dressing.
How Long Does This Broccoli Slaw Salad Recipe Keep?
If you keep the slaw in an airtight container in the fridge, it will stay fresh for 4-5 days. This slaw is even better the next day so it’s a great side dish you can make in advance.
Should I Cook the Broccoli First?
The broccoli slaw bag you get from the grocery store is not cooked. If you’re making your own slaw mix, you can certainly blanch the broccoli first, but you will lose the crunchy texture that most people love about this recipe.
Want More Recipes for Healthy Side Dishes
- Israeli Pearl Couscous
- Parsley Potatoes
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
- Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- Oven Roasted Cauliflower
- Easy Butternut Squash
- Breakfast Potatoes
- Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables
- Oven Roasted Asparagus
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Broccoli Slaw Dressing Recipe
- 1 12 oz bag Broccoli Slaw
- ¼ c fresh parsley leaves chopped
- 2 T avocado oil mayo
- 1 T apple cider vinegar
- 1 t whole celery seed
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add the parsley, avocado oil mayonnaise, cider vinegar, and celery seed to a large glass or other non-reactive serving bowl and combine well.
- Add bag of broccoli slaw, or your homemade slaw. Mix well until fully covered. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a couple hours or overnight to chill and allow flavors to mesh.