Recipe Box, Loaded Broccoli Slaw

Confession, broccoli is my least favorite vegetable…

I mean it’s okay, and I do like it roasted

but I LOVE broccoli salads!

This broccoli slaw is loaded with all kinds of goodies!

The base is prepared broccoli slaw mix

look for it in a bag in the produce section

or you can get regular slaw mix and add broccoli

Then I added more broccoli, chopped red onion, apples, pears, grapes,

cranberries almonds, walnuts and cashews

I told you it was loaded!

Put the slaw mix into a large bowl and finely chop broccoli florets

Halve grapes and chop apple slices and pears

Place everything on top of slaw and toss to combine

Top with dressing and toss again,

thoroughly mixing dressing in and coating all the ingredients

I recommend making this in advance

to give the salad a chance to soften a little in the dressing

and for the flavors to blend

It will keep for several days in the refrigerator

A perfect light lunch or a side dish with dinner~

I enjoyed it yesterday for lunch with a slice of toast

We’re having it tonight with BBQ pulled pork

Loaded Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli slaw mix is mixed with additional chopped broccoli and red onion with fruits and a variety of nuts, for a tasty combo of flavors and textures. Toss it with a creamy homemade bleu cheese or yogurt dressing. It will keep for several days in the refrigerator.
Prep Time 20 mins
chilling time 2 hrs
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6



  • 1 bag 12 oz. broccoli slaw mix
  • 1 stalk broccoli
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup red grapes
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup honey roasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup honey roasted almond slices
  • 1/2 cup cashews

Yogurt Dressing

  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sherry or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place broccoli slaw into a large bowl
  • cut apple and pear into slices and dice
  • cut broccoli tops from stalk, and then cut the florets into small pieces
  • cut grapes in half
  • Place all the ingredients on top of broccoli slaw and toss to mix
  • Add creamy bleu cheese or yogurt dressing to taste, using enough to completely coat everything in the salad
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving to soften slaw and for flavors to blend
  • Will keep covered for several days in the refrigerator

Yogurt Dressing

  • Mix ingredients together


Adjust amounts of ingredients to personal preference
Keyword broccoli salad, broccoli slaw, do ahead salad, do ahead side dish, loaded broccoli salad

I used my favorite homemade Bleu Cheese Dressing for our salad,

but here are some other great options

A simple yogurt dressing would be good like this one

Crazy Good Broccoli Salad


this one from Broccoli Carrot Slaw


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25 Responses to “Recipe Box, Loaded Broccoli Slaw”
  1. My husband loves a salad loaded with nuts and fruit. This seems like a good one, except broccoli, for him.

  2. I use the broccoli slaw mix regularly. The addition of fruit is a wonderful idea. I know my hubby and daughter-in-love will enjoy this one. Thank you for sharing, Happy Sunday, Jenna!

  3. There’s everything to love about this salad!

  4. This sounds so good! My husband recently had a Brussels sprout slaw at a restaurant that was delicious, and I am going to try to replicate that recipe.

  5. lghiggins says:

    This sounds delicious and so healthy! I really expected a topping of crispy bacon though. 😉

  6. I love broccoli slaw — your recipe sounds terrific!

  7. I love this salad, and i like the extras you have in yours! YUM

  8. A total meal in a salad! Love all the nuts that you add!

  9. Such a wonderful salad. Lots of goodies to tempt anyone. I would leave out the grapes, I like them separately. To each their own…lol. Whenever I have a party or a luncheon, I have 1 person who continually wants to bring broccoli salad.

  10. Nancy says:

    Oh this is another yummy one! What’s not to love about this salad!

  11. Kitty says:

    I love all kinds of salads and this looks like a tasty one!

  12. Mary says:

    We love broccoli slaw Jenna! Love all your mix-ins here! ♥

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