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Broccoli Slaw Salad - perfect side for BBQ

The BEST Broccoli Slaw

This Broccoli Slaw is one of my favorite side dishes.  It is quick and easy to make and undeniably delicious. This Broccoli Slaw recipe is packed with delicious flavors like crunchy cashews, fresh apples, sweet craisins and savory bacon that are all wrapped in a dressing that is equally creamy and tangy.
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For the salad

  • 1 package 12 oz shredded broccoli slaw mix, or shredded fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup chopped sweet red apples
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped salted cashews
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1/4 cup crispy crumbled bacon

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and vinegar.
  • Place the craisins in a bowl of hot water for 5 minutes or until they plump up, then drain.
  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli slaw, apple, nuts, bacon and craisins.  Then fold in the dressing and mix until everything is evenly coated.
  • Serve immediately.  If you are not serving right away, save the bacon to put in right before serving and chill until you are ready to serve then stir in the bacon.

Recipe Notes:

Dietary Considerations:
Gluten free- make sure to check the labels on the bacon to ensure the brand you buy is gluten free.
Whole30- This meal can be whole30 compliant if the craisins are omitted and Whole30 Compliant mayonnaise is used.
Vegetarian- This recipe can be vegetarian if the bacon is omitted.
Vegan- This recipe can be made vegan if the bacon is omitted and vegan mayonnaise is used.
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Nutrition Information:

Serving: 4ozCalories: 175kcal (9%)Carbohydrates: 13g (4%)Protein: 5g (10%)Fat: 12g (18%)Saturated Fat: 2g (13%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 7mg (2%)Sodium: 268mg (12%)Potassium: 0mgFiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 6g (7%)Vitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)