I know for many it may not seem like a coleslaw time of year and it might be something you only consider to be a summertime dish to go with your picnics and cookouts, but I like to have coleslaw just about any time of the year and I am always trying all different kinds. Coleslaw is a pretty versatile side dish that can go great with hamburgers and hot dogs for sure, but I really like it with all types of pork and chicken dishes. I often make it when we are just going to have sandwiches for dinner as an easy side dish. As I said I try to do different things with it, using different cabbage or changing up the dressing so it has mayonnaise or without mayo for more of vinaigrette style, but I also really like to try broccoli slaw now and then. Broccoli slaw is basically shredded broccoli and carrots and cabbage mixed together to get a unique flavor. You very often see it in the produce section of your store by the other bagged coleslaw options, though you could certainly make your own mix if you like. Last time I was at the store I decided to pick up a bag and give this recipe a try from Add a Pinch for a very simple broccoli slaw.
2 (12-ounce) bags of broccoli slaw
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Pour the broccoli slaw into a large bowl and add the chopped red onion. In a 2-cup measuring cup, add the mayonnaise or yogurt, the apple cider vinegar, the sugar and the lime juice. Whisk the ingredients together with a fork or whisk and then pour about half of the dressing over the broccoli slaw in the bowl. Toss the slaw together to make sure it has all become well-dressed. Add any additional dressing as may be needed. Season the slaw with salt and pepper to taste and mix the slaw together well. Add the chopped parsley as a garnish, if using, and serve the slaw with any remaining dressing on the side.
You can easily make this ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for a couple of days if you are planning to use it for a party or to take to someone’s home as part of a meal or a buffet. It goes really well with any type of sandwiches and I first served it with the steak sandwiches that we made recently and it was perfect. We have also used it for a side dish to go with lunches for the week and it goes really well with dishes like spare ribs or pulled pork, where you can put it right on the pulled pork sandwich as a topping. It is definitely easy and gives you a nice alternative to traditional coleslaw recipes.
That’s all I have for today. Check back next time for another recipe. Until then, enjoy the rest of your day, have a happy and safe Halloween and enjoy your meal (and your candy too!).