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Sweet No Chop-Broccoli Slaw


I’ve been buying broccoli slaw since 2008 because it’s a super fast way to fix a salad, any night of the week!  When I blogged about broccoli slaw five years ago, it didn’t occur to me to actually write the recipe for y’all.  I’ve learned a lot since those early days of blogging (including taking better pictures!!).  But, it is fun to see how my kids have grown up, and how they’ve overcome their meal time complaining.  That first time I prepared this salad, the kids were not thrilled about it.  Last night when we made it, not only did no one complain, I actually got a “This is real good, mom”, from Nate- my 14 year old!  The sweet sound of success!

Kids Salad Recipe- Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli slaw is simply shredded pieces of broccoli, carrots, and cabbage.  You can literally do anything with it, from making it the base of your salad, topping salads, sauteeing it for a stir fry, adding it to soups, sandwiches…literally, anything you want to add some veggie vitamins! For this recipe, we combine the broccoli slaw with apples, pineapple, dried cranberries, pecans, and a sweet dressing (recipe below).   It’s packed with Vitamin A and vitamin C (over 100% of what kids need in a day!)

No Chop Sweet Broccoli Slaw- Super Healthy Kids
Broccoli Slaw- Kids Lunch

The best thing about this recipe, is that it’s best cold.  So, you can mix it up in the morning, or one day, and dish it out all week.  We had some for lunch with some homemade refried beans on a whole wheat tortilla, and some cuties.  Terrific for a balanced My Plate meal!

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Sweet No Chop-Broccoli Slaw

This delicious broccoli slaw, with apples, pineapple, dried cranberries, pecans, and a sweet dressing, is packed with Vitamin A and vitamin C
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 142kcal


  • 4 cups broccoli slaw
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits reserve the juice!!
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries



  • Combine the dressing ingredients, and whisk till it’s not lumpy.
  • Combine the broccoli slaw, apple, and pineapple.
  • Pour dressing over salad.
  • Top with pecans and cranberries.
  • Chill before serving!


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 123mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g
Keyword : broccoli slaw, gluten-free, salad, vegetarian


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I love broccoli and I think that this would taste really great. My wife doesn’t like anything with pineapple in it so I decided to give orange juice a try and she loved it. Thank you very much for this recipe. It has help make our dinner healthier and more interesting.

I really love brocolli, beans and cauliflower! I don’t know though why other people don’t like it. I’ll try to make this one of these days. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

hello jill. I saw one recepie on television for mayo. in 125 ml soya milk, 3 tsp of lemon juice,salt, white pepper, some paprika,1tsp mustard and 60 ml olive oil to be poured in a steady flow while whipping the mixture.

Instead of mayo I used yoghurt and really loved it. Used all fresh veggies and crispy Apple. Instead of nuts I used sunflower seeds. We’ll have it again!

Have you ever tried soy cream? Tastes great and I use it all the time to replace regular cream. It doesn’t leave you with that full, saturated feeling, if you get what I mean? Haha.
You could add some lemon juice or mustard for a tang.
Hope that helps,

We left all kinds of mayo behind about 5yrs ago. We use Vegenaise. I like it a lot more, not to mention it has no dairy and no soy products (that seem to find their way into so much of what we eat).

Thx for a great recipe without sugar. Made for husband with Type 2 Diabetes and he loved it 🙂 The apples and pineapple work great. I substituted Chia seeds and Almonds because that was in my pantry and it was prefect!


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My husband and I really like this recipe especially me. I am in a wheelchair and to cook anymore is quite difficult but this recipe is so easy that I can make it in a very short time.