Summer Broccoli Slaw Salad

Summer Broccoli Slaw Salad

Well, summer is officially here! Jesse and I enjoyed the summer solstice by taking a nice stroll up to the Mississippi area and finding an outdoor patio to enjoy a couple happy hour cocktails. Once we walked back home, it was time to start dinner. I didn’t want to fuss with much and already decided prior we would have chicken breast and garlic scapes, but wanted a refreshing side salad to go with it. Luckily, I almost always have a bag of broccoli slaw in my fridge. Seriously, I love this stuff and its versatility. It works well for hot dishes or cold, and is one of my favorites in a veggie and meat sauté.

Normally, I think salads like this taste better the next day, but Jesse and I both liked it better the day I made it, after letting it marinate for about 20 minutes. It still tasted good the next day, but was a bit more mustardy tasting from the Dijon. It was more subtle on the day I made it and I guess we both liked it better that way.


  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of granulated garlic
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 oz bag broccoli slaw
  • 1/2 large or 1 small avocado, sliced
  • 2-3 chopped green onions, optional

Summer Broccoli Slaw Salad close-up


  1. Pour the broccoli slaw in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate small mixing bowl or dressing shaker, combine all the remaining ingredients, except the avocado and green onion. Mix well with a whisk or shake well if using a dressing shaker. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  3. Pour dressing over the broccoli slaw and stir well. Add the avocado slices and chopped green onions, if using. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator 15-20 minutes. Serve with something grilled!

Yields: 4-5 side dish servings


3 thoughts on “Summer Broccoli Slaw Salad

  1. Paula June 23, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    I love broccoli slaw and just bought a bag yesterday! I usually go with a mustard based dressing too. if I have homemade mayo on hand I mix that with the mustard but my other favorite is an Asian style dressing (sesame oil, coconut aminos, coconut or brown rice vinegar and even some of that mayo). Broccoli slaw is so convenient and versatile–it’s a weekly grocery item for me

    • paleoinpdx July 4, 2014 / 10:08 am

      That Asian-style slaw sounds delicious! Homemade mayo would be definitely taste awesome mixed with it. It’s just one of those condiments that I don’t always have made though. I’m overdue on making a batch! I need to get the right oil (I prefer avocado or mac nut oil for my mayo).

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