Nobody Makes This Broccoli Slaw Recipe Anymore

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A trip down memory lane can sometimes be an exhilarating journey, especially when it involves revisiting delicious forgotten recipes. For instance, who remembers the divine delight that is the Old School Broccoli Slaw? Not many, we suppose! But we’re here to reintroduce this verdant gem of a recipe. 🌱

Broccoli Slaw is a terrific throwback dish that is both ridiculously easy to prepare and quite astonishingly tasty. In fact, it’s a sly little nutritional fox 🦊, sneakily packing in an impressive amount of vitamins and fiber while tasting like a gastronomic treat.

Like the forgotten boy-band music hits of the 90s, the charm of Broccoli Slaw has faded in the shadows of trendier kale and quinoa salads. However, we’re on a mission to bring it back to the spotlight, and we bet your taste buds are gonna love this remix!

The Root of the Shoot

Remember how your granny used to stress the importance of eating your greens? Well, she was onto something. Broccoli, the star of our slaw, is a powerhouse of nutrition. It’s loaded with fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. Plus, the crunch? Oh, it’s something to relish! 🥦

Tip: Use fresh broccoli for that satisfying crunch. Steer clear of frozen options—they may turn your slaw into a sloppy disaster.

Now, what makes this slaw so gosh-darn special? It’s the tangy-sweet, creamy dressing that transforms a simple broccoli slaw into a culinary masterpiece. The sultry combo of mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar might sound old school, but trust us, this trio can still bring the house down! 🎵

Let’s Toss it Up

Putting together this dish is a breeze. You might feel like a salad wizard, conjuring up a delightful dish with a wave of your wooden spoon. Add in a few carrots and onions for that extra pop of color and crunch. And voila! You have a broccoli slaw that’s ready to rock your plate! 🧙‍♂️

Tip: For a nutty twist, toss in some slivered almonds or sunflower seeds.

This oldie-but-goodie broccoli slaw is a great side for barbecues and potlucks. Or, serve it as a crunchy contrast to soft, creamy foods like mashed potatoes or mac ‘n’ cheese. It’s as versatile as a pair of vintage jeans—always in style and goes well with everything. 👖

Ready to rekindle your love affair with this Broccoli Slaw?

Tip: Remember, this dish tastes best when served chilled. Let the flavors meld in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.

Old School Broccoli Slaw

Course: SaladCuisine: American


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A crunchy, creamy, and delicious trip down memory lane. Discover the forgotten charm of Broccoli Slaw!


  • 4 cups shredded broccoli stems

  • 1 cup shredded carrots

  • 1/4 cup diced onions

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine shredded broccoli, carrots, and onions.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar until well blended.
  • Pour the dressing over the veggies and toss until everything is well coated.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill in the fridge for at least two hours before serving.


  • You can add other veggies like shredded cabbage or thinly sliced bell peppers for added color and flavor.
  • For a healthier version, substitute Greek yogurt for half of the mayonnaise.
  • You can make this slaw a day in advance. The flavor only gets better!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use store-bought dressing for this slaw?
A: Sure, but homemade dressing will give the best flavor.

Q: Can I add other veggies to this slaw?
A: Absolutely! Shredded cabbage, bell peppers, or even kale will work great.

Q: Can I make this slaw ahead of time?
A: Yes, this slaw tastes even better when made a day in advance. It gives the flavors time to meld together.

Q: How long can I store this slaw in the fridge?
A: It stays good for 3-4 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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