Saturday, July 6, 2013

Loaded Broccoli Slaw

While whipping up a few different salads for our 4th of July family BBQ, I decided to use up some broccoli I had in the frig and combined a few different recipes to get to where I ended up.

Broccoli Slaw is usually broccoli, onions, bacon, raisins, nuts and a sweet sauce.  We had all that PLUS some other ingredients I tossed in!

Take a peek - leave out what you don't care for, use the ideas that work for you and tweak it to be your own!

Loaded Broccoli Slaw


2 cups broccoli in bite size pieces
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 apple, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup nuts (I used almonds and walnuts - almonds were sliced and walnuts were finely chopped)
2 oz cheddar cheese, cut in small pieces
1/8 cup bacon bits (I would have preferred real bacon, but none in stock)
1/2 package Ramen noodles, uncooked and broken into small pieces
1/2 cup salad dressing, mayo OR Greek yogurt
2 tsp red wine vinegar
1/8 cup sugar OR maple syrup (I didn't try that this time, but bet its GREAT!)
1/4 tsp pepper

  1. Chop broccoli, onion, apple and nuts.
  2. Cut up cheese and break up Ramen noodles
  3. Mix broccoli, onion, apple, raisins, nuts, cheese, bacon bits and Ramen together in a bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together salad dressing, red wine vinegar, sweetener and pepper.
  5. Once it's mixed, pour it over the salad and combine.
  6. Cover and put in the refrigerator for at least 1/2 hour to help tastes blend.


  • Some people like the Ramen crunchier, so, hold off on adding that till your ready to serve the salad.
  • I used a full package of Ramen - it really only needed 1/2 package.  If you make a larger amount, a full package might work, otherwise, don't!
  • I would like to try it with maple syrup for the sweetener (we don't use it in EVERYTHING!!!) and perhaps cider for the sour/tart flavor.  I think it would be a perfect fall salad that way.

Do you make Broccoli Slaw?  What do you add in?

Have fun in the kitchen!


  1. This looks fully loaded... I love 'slaw. Yum

  2. Yup - couldn't think of anything else to add!

  3. This salad looks like it would make a wonderful lunch. I like broccoli slaw. I will have to try it. Thanks.

  4. Definitely, Debbie - do give it a try! :)