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Creamy Broccolini Slaw

Creamy and tangy, this broccolini slaw recipe comes together quickly and easily with a few simple ingredients. This is a delicious twist on your regular coleslaw!
Broccolini coleslaw in a serving bowl with two spoons.

Last Updated on August 24, 2021 by Betty Davies

Add some variety to your coleslaw with this deliciously creamy broccolini slaw recipe. Simple and quick to make, it’s loaded with texture and flavor, and is perfect for cookouts and easy weeknight meals.

Overhead shot of broccolini slaw in a bowl next to fresh broccolini stems.

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Hands down, coleslaw is one of my favorite types of salads, mainly because mayo is my most favoritist condiment ever haha! I mean, it’s a delicious way to get some veggies in!

This broccolini slaw is full of fresh and tangy flavors, and lots of raw veggies that are tossed in a dijon and mayo dressing. Super simple, crunchy and so tasty!

Be sure to try my cajun coleslaw and red cabbage slaw too!

Why you will love this recipe!

  • Quick and easy: It only takes about 10 minutes to make up a big batch of this coleslaw with a few simple ingredients. Plus no cooking involved!
  • Make ahead: This is a great make ahead side dish and will keep well in the fridge. Perfect if you are planning to serve it as part of a big feast, and great for leftovers during the week.
  • Dietary info: This broccolini slaw is vegetarian, low carb and gluten-free. Although I wouldn’t class it as super healthy, it does contain a tonne of vitamins and minerals.
Broccolini slaw in a large serving bowl.

Ingredients

  • Broccoli slaw: I used a bag of broccoli slaw from the store. You can grate fresh broccoli stems if you prfer, but getting it bagged saves a tonne of time.
  • Carrots: Like the broccoli slaw, I used pre-grated to save time, but you can grate fresh carrots if you prefer.
  • Red onion: Finely diced red onion adds a nice tang. Red onions are milder then white and yellow and are great raw in salads. Green onions would also work as well.
  • Broccolini: Broccolini is more tender than broccoli and is easily eaten raw. Roughly chop the stems for great crunchy texture.
  • Coleslaw dressing: The dressing for this slaw is made with mayonnaise, dijon mustard, extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar.

How to make broccolini slaw

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe!

  • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl (photo 1).
  • Stir to combine (photo 2).
Two step by step photos to show how to make the recipe.

Recipe Variations

This broccolini slaw is pretty delicious as it is, but there are a few easy swaps and additions you can make to make it your own!

  • Swap the shredded broccoli for shredded cabbage.
  • Add in other veggies like bell peppers or celery.
  • Add in some dried fruits like cranberries or raisins for a burst of sweetness.
  • The apple cider vinegar can be swapped for white wine vinegar or some fresh lemon juice.
  • Make it healthier by substituting half or all of the mayo with plain or Greek yogurt.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is broccolini?

Broccolini is similar to broccoli, but it has a longer stem with less florets. Although also known as baby broccoli, it is not actually a young broccoli plant. It is a cross-breed of broccoli and gai lan, a Chinese broccoli. It is slightly sweeter and delicate in flavor, a little like asparagus.

Can you make it ahead of time?

This coleslaw is best made at least 30 minutes ahead of time so that the flavors have chance to develop. Once you have made the slaw, keep it covered in the fridge and it will keep well for 2 to 3 days. Because of the mayo in it, don’t leave it at room temperature for more than a couple of hours and it’s best to not freeze it as the texture can change considerably.

Can you make it vegan?

Because there is mayo in this coleslaw dressing, it is not plant based, though, simply swap this for a vegan mayonnaise and you are good to go!

Broccolini slaw in a bowl with a serving spoon.

Serving Suggestions

This broccolini slaw is a great summer side. Perfect with burgers, ribs and grilled goodies. It’s delicious with easy weeknight meals like chicken and fish, or add it to leafy salads for some creamy and crunchy textures.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • To save time and effort, use pre-grated broccoli slaw and carrots.
  • Finely chop the red onion so that they are not too overwhelming and mix in well with the other ingredients.
  • Let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving to let the flavors develop.
Creamy slaw served in a bowl.

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Broccolini coleslaw in a serving bowl with two spoons.

Broccolini Slaw

Creamy and tangy, this broccolini slaw recipe comes together quickly and easily with a few simple ingredients. This is a delicious twist on your regular coleslaw!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Betty Davies

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces broccoli slaw (you can also grate broccoli stems) (340g)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (110g / about 3 medium carrots)
  • ½ red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 bunch broccolini (roughly chopped) (about 6 stems)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (240g)
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Chop up the veggies.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes to let the flavors develop.

Notes

  • To save time and effort, use pre-grated broccoli slaw and carrots.
  • Finely chop the red onion so that it’s not too overwhelming and mix in well with the other ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4317IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg

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