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Broccoli Slaw Salad With Olive Oil Red Wine Vinegar Dressing

Updated on September 14, 2017
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Susan's passions are writing and creating new dishes for her family and friends to enjoy.

Vegetable Trees

Fresh from the garden broccoli. The healthy choice.
Fresh from the garden broccoli. The healthy choice. | Source

Creating Salads

Salads are always on the menu at my house as all of us enjoy them. One of my favorite things to do when it comes to cooking is to creative food that I know everyone will like.

Broccoli slaw is not only healthy but can be used to accompany just about any type of food. There are many ways to make this slaw as well as a variety of dressings you can use.

Whenever I've made this salad before I've always used the prepackaged store bought slaw. Finding it a little expensive I decided to make it myself using the stocks of the broccoli.

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Patiently Waiting

Bruce loves's broccoli.
Bruce loves's broccoli. | Source

Introducing Bruce

My dogs love broccoli

I thought that this would be a great way to introduce one of my two Newfoundland dogs to you. Normally when I'm making broccoli my dogs get very excited because they know they'll be getting a piece of the stock. Poor Bruce today was waiting for his stock. You can see he's anticipating it from the drool coming out of his mouth.

They also love zucchini, romaine lettuce, and carrots. Whenever I run out of dog cookies, I can always look in the fridge to see what I have to give them.

I find with any recipe I make it is easier to have all of your ingredients out and on your counter ready to go.

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Will serve 4-6 people

Ingredients

  • 3 good sized stalks of broccoli peeled
  • washed
  • and grated
  • 2 carrots peeled
  • washed
  • and grated
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup of diced sweet onion
  • 1 - 2 ribs of celery chopped
  • radishes for garnish
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. of red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. of thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. of sea salt (table salt can be used)
  • fresh ground pepper
  • garlic powder (use according to your taste)
  • 1/2 tsp. of lemon juice (I used the type from the plastic lemons)

Let's Get Tossing - Instructions for creating the Broccoli Slaw Salad

  1. Gather all the ingredients needed, wash and prepare the vegetables.
  2. Start by grating the stocks of broccoli and add to a medium size mixing bowl.
  3. Grate the carrots and add on top of the grated broccoli. The extra carrots and broccoli stalks that were left over and too hard to grate, I chopped up and added them to the bowl as well. I hate to waste anything.
  4. Add the chopped onions and celery, mixing and tossing. At this point cover the bowl and refrigerate.
  5. In a small bowl whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and spices.
  6. Add the dressing to the slaw salad mixing really well. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to let all the flavors soak in.
  7. Before serving add a few radishes for garnish, or some of the broccoli flower heads. This is optional.
  8. Serve and ENJOY!

5 stars from 1 rating of Ingredients for Broccoli Slaw

Preparing the Broccoli

Preparing the Broccoli
Preparing the Broccoli

Preparing the carrots, onions and celery

Preparing the carrots, onions and celery
Preparing the carrots, onions and celery

Broccoli Slaw Salad

Broccoli Slaw Salad
Broccoli Slaw Salad

Summertime and Salads

Salads are great all year round but in the summertime is when you can buy or grow your own fresh delicious vegetables. Many nights we will have two or three salads for dinner, especially in July when the temperatures tend to soar.

Going on picnics, and taking along salads with other goodies is such a great way to spend any Summer's day.

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Easy Broccoli Slaw

This easy recipe can be found on my blog site. The link can be found above.
This easy recipe can be found on my blog site. The link can be found above.

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      AJ 4 years ago from Australia

      This looks delicious - Bruce has great taste! I also enjoy broccoli, carrot and beetroot slaw salad.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: I've always preferred the stalks too, but since the dogs like them I don't mind sharing with them :) Bruce says Woof! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Cool! Great minds think alike! I have always liked the stalks myself, I actually enjoy them more than the broccoli itself LOL I just remove the outer rough/course skin and slice and eat raw most times LOL

      Hey, Bruce is adorable, tummy rubs all around!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Sundaycoffee: Thanks and Bruce says thank you too :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @changrcoacher: Homemade dressings are so much better and healthier too. I've not seen walnut oil a lot but will have to ask about it next time I'm at my health food store.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Faye Rutledge: I hope you like. Please come back and let me know what you thought about it.

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      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      I've made broccoli slaw before, but always with a packaged mix and not this same recipe. I try yours and see how I like it. :)

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      changrcoacher 4 years ago

      Salads are very important..all kinds...and I only use my own dressings. I use a lot of walnut oil because it is so high in omega 3's.

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      Sundaycoffee 4 years ago

      This is a great way to use up the broccoli stalks. And you have a really cute dog. :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @RinchenChodron: Thanks, I hope you enjoy it.

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      I've never thought of putting broccoli in my claw, but it does look good! I'll have to give it a try.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @suzzycue: Hope you like it and thanks!

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      LilyBird 4 years ago

      This Broccoli salad sounds really good. Thanks for the recipe!

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      suzzycue 4 years ago

      I have cooked in restasurants and never ever heard of broccoli slaw. This is a new one on me and one I am going to try. I am pinning this one . Well done Susan.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @LilyBird: Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Diana Wenzel: My dogs I believe think that the broccoli stalks are bones :) Hope Toby enjoys the stalks and you enjoy the salad.

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      I will make this broccoli slaw for sure. I had no idea dogs liked broccoli. I'll have to see what my Toby thinks of it. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. Can't wait to try it.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @GrammieOlivia: I hope you enjoy the salad and thank you!

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      GrammieOlivia 4 years ago

      This sounds wonderful, I have printed, now I need to make it! Thanks.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Lorelei Cohen: We're big broccoli fans too.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I love broccoli it is my favorite vegetable. I think I have it served for meals a minimum of five times a week. Love that stuff steamed, souped up, or in a delicious salad.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @smine27: I hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I will definitely try this one tonight!

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      This is one I will try Thanks

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @maryseena: My dogs do love veggies :)

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      It's a welcome twist to the good old coleslaw. You have got your dogs started on a healthy diet as well?!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @julieannbrady: It is quite similar to coleslaw but made with broccoli instead. Hope that you enjoy the recipe.

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      I love salads of all kinds and this one sounds quite intriguing! Haven't had it before, but I am sure I would love it and want more more more!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Scott A McCray: Thanks so much. I hope you enjoy the recipe.

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      Scott A McCray 4 years ago

      This one is getting pinned - looks yummy!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @TransplantedSoul: Me too, it's one of my favorite vegetables.

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      Broccoli is a great vegetable! I love it cold or cooked.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ChristyZ: Thanks!

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      This looks like a great summer salad and Bruce is so cute! :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks Audrey!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This looks so yummy Susan!!