Broccoli Slaw with Pecans and Cranberries
This slightly sweet Broccoli Slaw is full of texture, thanks to pecans, cranberries, and red onions. It makes a delicious side salad.
Sharing recipes is a little like playing a game of telephone. The story changes as it moves from person to person, as does the recipe. I first heard about this Broccoli Slaw from Small Notebook who heard about it from Smitten Kitchen who heard about it from The Kitchn.
The first time I made it, I made it this way because these were the ingredients I had on hand. I made it “their way” the second time, but found that I preferred my improvisations, so that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
I was actually really surprised that my family, particularly my husband, would eat this — he doesn’t like “sweet food,” but he looooooves this Broccoli Slaw. Proof that a man can change his mind.
I love that this recipes feels heartier and maybe a little healthier than your typical cole slaw. Broccoli just seems to have it going so much more than cabbage. You know what I mean?
Feel free to vary your dried fruits, nuts, and even the type of onion you use. Make this salad yours, baby.
Updated April 9, 2017.