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Broccoli slaw

Classic Broccoli Slaw

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 modest servings 1x


This creamy broccoli slaw is irresistibly tasty! It’s easy to make using fresh broccoli or the packaged mix you can find in most grocery stores.


  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli on the stem* (or 24 ounces packaged broccoli slaw and skip carrots)
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or vegan mayo)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (optional)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (optional)


  1. For fresh broccoli & carrots: Fit a food processor with the slicing blade. Cut the florets off of the broccoli, then feed them into the food processor to thinly slice them. Peel the stems of the broccoli and the carrots, then cut them into pieces to fit into the food processor. Change the blade to the grating blade and feed them through the food processor. Alternate method: Thinly slice the florets with a knife. Then use a box grater to large grate the peeled broccoli stems and carrots. 
  2. Place the sliced vegetables (or bags of broccoli slaw) into a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, dill, celery seed, kosher salt, and several grinds fresh ground pepper.
  3. Add the dressing to the vegetables and stir until coated. If desired, stir in sunflower seeds or dried cranberries. Eat immediately or refrigerate up to 2 days. 


*For a potluck or cookout, we’d recommend multiplying this recipe by 1.5 to make 12 servings. 

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Broccoli slaw