Move over coleslaw — there’s a new veggie in town. This Keto broccoli slaw recipe is a perfect summer side dish.
A Different Take on Coleslaw
In some ways, this recipe really isn’t all that different from your run-of-the-mill coleslaw. It’s got most of your essential ingredients, including cabbage, carrot, and apple cider vinegar.
What it doesn’t have is a mountain of mayonnaise. You know what I’m talking about. Those bowls of coleslaw that are so saturated with mayonnaise that they can hear you stirring the slaw two towns over.
Instead of cole-slop, I thought we could make a coleslaw. And not just any coleslaw, but broccoli slaw.
I love fresh broccoli in a cold salad, and this is a simple but good one. You still get the traditional cabbage and add extra nutrition from the broccoli.
In place of the mayo-fest, I made a lovely avocado dressing. The avocado is blended with apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
It makes a light, elegant drizzle for a dignified salad. Finally, flaked almonds can be sprinkled on top.
Why You Need to Eat More Broccoli
My Mom tried to get me to eat broccoli as a kid. That didn’t work out so well for her. After one particularly unfortunate incidence of reverse eating, I was officially exempt from broccoli obligations forever.
Unfortunately, my hangup with the green stuff didn’t do me any favors. So many nutrient opportunities…gone.
And, ironically I happen to enjoy the stuff as an adult.
Well, mother knows best, because broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse. It’s a fantastic source of vitamin K, vitamin C, chromium, and folate.
And there’s a lot more vitamins where that came from.
What does that do for you? Well, hundreds of studies are out there have examined potential links between broccoli consumption and cancer.
The latest studies are getting specific, noting that eating as little as a half a cup a day or a two-cup serving twice a week can offer noticeable benefits.
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To make the avocado mayo dressing, halve the avocado and remove the pit. Scoop the flesh out in to the jug of a food processor. Add the apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and blend for 1 minute until smooth and emulsified.
Taste and add extra seasoning or apple cider vinegar to taste.
Remove the ends from the carrot and grate using a grater. Add to a large bowl.
Finely slice the red cabbage and add to the bowl.
Chop off the stalk from the broccoli and either grate or blitz in the food processor to roughly chop it. Add to the bowl.
Roughly chop the florets of the broccoli and add to the bowl.
Add the almonds and avocado mayo to the bowl and toss well to combine.
Serve with a few extra flaked almonds sprinkled on the top.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.