Broccoli slaw is a salad that is a variation of traditional coleslaw, prepared using shredded raw broccoli stalks substituted for cabbage. It may also contain mayonnaise, purple cabbage, carrots, vinegar or lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. It is commonly served at potlucks or “covered dish” parties.
This time of year many of us buy sweet little fruits in the citrus family. Mandarins are a type of orange and include tangerines, Cleos, Cuties, Pixies, Clementines, and Satsumas. They are generally smaller and sweeter than oranges, a little flatter in shape, and they have a thinner, looser skin that makes them easier to peel. I wanted to use Mandarins in an easy salad bursting with flavor. I’m using fresh tangerines but you could use any type of Mandarin orange. In the summer, buy canned Mandarin sections to use. It’s like adding sparkling sunshine to your salad.
Today’s recipe is a crunchy vegetarian, gluten-free salad recipe. Orange Broccoli Slaw with Apple is quickly made with a 10 to 12 oz bag of broccoli slaw, sweet Mandarin oranges, and chopped tart granny smith apple. It is tossed together with a no-mayo citrus dressing. To make it vegan, substitute maple syrup for honey in the dressing. It is a great side dish for any type of meal, but I like it with spicier entrees.
Traditionally broccoli slaw contains a julienne cut blend of shredded broccoli, carrots and red cabbage. With the addition of a little red onion, apple slices and orange sements it makes 4 to 5 servings. Broccoli slaw has become my favorite go to slaw. The amount of dressing you need will vary based on the size of your bag and personal preference. It makes a great lunch.
Orange Broccoli Slaw With Apple
Use organic when available. Serves 4 to 5
Orange Broccoli Slaw with Apple
- 10 to 12 oz bag of broccoli slaw
- 1/4 cup minched red oninon
- 2 tangerines
- 1 large Granny Smith apple
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 1/4 tsp mustard
- 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add minced onion to broccoli slaw in large bowl and toss
- Wash the tangerines and apple and dry
- Grate tangerine and save zest
- Peel tangerines
- Over bowl cut tangerines in half
- I sectioned my tangerines and cut sections in half
- Save juice in bowl as you cut for dressing
- Core apple
- I use organic apples and didn't peel but you can if desired
- Chop apple into bite-size pieces
- Add orange and apple to slaw and toss well
- Add dressing a tablespoon at a time until satisfied
- Cover salad bowl
- Allow slaw to sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours to absorb the flavors
- If making a day ahead, do not add oranges or apple until day served
- Place all dressing ingredients in a bowl
- Whisk until well blended
- Place in refridgerator in sealed container
16 thoughts to “Orange Broccoli Slaw With Apples”
It sounds delicious. I have not heard of broccoli slaw before.
Broccoli slaw is a salad that is a variation of traditional coleslaw, prepared using shredded raw broccoli stalks substituted for cabbage. It may also contain mayonnaise, carrots, vinegar or lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. It is commonly served at potlucks or “covered dish” parties.
I love broccoli slaw so this should be great. Thanks Carol
I love adding fruit to salads – eat a rainbow!
What a great combo of flavors, I love to use fruit in salads, I am putting tangerines on my list!
That looks wonderful — especially when it warms up a bit. All that citrus makes me smile — my favorite of the fruits!
This looks delicious and thanks for sharing the recipe. I am sure apple has added rich flavour to this salad .
I’m not normally a fan of sweet and sour but your salad looks and sounds delicious. maybe it’s because I’m a great fan of oranges, Spanish, Moroccan and South America. We get them all here but sadly no British. It’s too cold to grow oranges here.
Your slaw is such a tantalizing treat, I can see why this is your favorite go to slaw. I am especially loving your amazing homemade citrus dressing… YUM!
Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.
I’ve not heard of broccoli straw before but it sounds delicious. I love the idea of oranges in the slaw.
I printed this one Carol! Mainly for the dressing as I have pretty much done the salad part before — apples or citrus or both added to packaged slaw mix (I’ve done both broccoli and cabbage) is kind of a side-dish staple. But the dressing is such a wonderful new idea and I can’t wait to try it. Many thanks. .
I hope you enjoy the dressing – if you find you need to tweek it – feel free!
Oh I can see you’re getting ready to rev up for your summer salads. I can’t wait. Thank you for sharing at #aclwcc.Pinned and tweeted.
thanks for the sweet words Ms. Clearissa!