Broccoli Slaw Salad


I take a shortcut when I can and one of these shortcuts would be bagged broccoli slaw mix. It’s a mixture of shredded broccoli and carrot.  I’ve used it here with some cucumber and red onion along with some fresh cilantro to create a nice slaw.  The dressing is a sweet; made with seasoned rice vinegar, sesame oil and honey.  I really recommend using the sesame oil.  I’ve tried making it with olive oil and it’s just not as good.  The clean crisp sesame oil blends so well with the rice vinegar.  There are 2 types of rice vinegar; seasoned and unseasoned.  This one uses the seasoned which gives a nice sweet flavor.  I like the broccoli slaw mix as an alternate to cabbage for a nice crunchy and flavorful slaw.

I served this with my fresh mex turkey tacos and a guacamole salsa.  A healthy, fresh twist on a Mexican dinner.


Broccoli Slaw Salad
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: Slaw, Salad
Cuisine: Side Dish
Serves: 4
  • 3 cups broccoli slaw mix (comes in a bag and is a combination of shredded broccoli and carrot)
  • 1 small red onion - diced
  • 1 large English cucumber (or regular cucumber, seeds removed) - diced
  • handful of fresh Cilantro - chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 1-2 Tablespoons honey
  1. Mix the broccoli slaw mix, cucumber and red onion in a bowl.
  2. Place the seasoned rice vinegar in a small bowl.
  3. With a small wire whisk, gradually whisk in the sesame oil until incorporated.
  4. Add the honey and whisk until combined.
  5. Pour the dressing over the broccoli slaw mixture.
  6. Add the chopped cilantro and toss to combine.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.


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