Monday, February 21, 2011

Twangy Broccoli Slaw

This is the salad I mixed up yesterday to take to the Daytona 500 party. I'm calling it Twangy Broccoli Slaw. It's quick and easy and everyone liked it. It looks festive, which is perfect for a party. Oh and it's good for you too. You can see a better view of my bowl in my Etsy store here. There's a pair of them there.

2 packages of shredded broccoli
about 20 firm strawberries
2/3 cup of mayonnaise, more or less
1/8 cup (or less) of fresh pineapple juice
generous pinch of extra fine cane sugar
1-1/2 tsp celery seed
1-1/2 tsp mustard seed
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
salt and black pepper to taste

Put the broccoli slaw mix in a extra large bowl and set aside. Slice the strawberries crosswise and set aside. Put the mayonnaise in a separate smaller mixing bowl, add the spices, sugar, and the pineapple juice. By a generous pinch of sugar, I mean you take the ends of your four fingers and thumb and grab some sugar. A regular pinch is two fingers and your thumb. A tiny pinch is one finger and a thumb. Ha. Hope you're laughing at my pinch measurements.

Don't leave out the red pepper flakes, please just trust me on this, even if you don't like hot food. The pepper flakes don't make the slaw hot, they just add the twang, which is what you want. Something a little different, it enhances the flavor. That's where folks say, this is good, what did you put in it? The pineapple juice makes the mayonnaise mix up in the salad easier and prevents breaking down the texture of the slaw. Don't make the mayonnaise too runny; to me there's nothing worse than runny slaw.

I mix up the slaw in a larger bowl and then transfer it to a bowl just the right size, that way you don't have mayonnaise on the sides of the bowl and it looks pretty for the guests. Save a couple of the sliced strawberries for a top garnish. I debated whether I would add some pineapple in the salad but decided I wouldn't this time. But that's another option for this Twangy Broccoli Slaw. Enjoy.


  1. This sounds delicious, Linda,. I'm going to give it a try. Love your pinch measurements. Thanks for sharing this. And thank you for the link to the turkey video!

  2. omg that sounds soooo good. definitely giving this one a try. i know what you mean about hot pepper flakes and fruit... it doesn't seem right but is so good together. i have a mango salsa recipe with red pepper flakes and it is really what makes it so tasty.

  3. OMG! That sounds delicious and healthy!! and it's colorful! I love colorful food! So glad it was a hit at your party. I love your bowl as well. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog the other day to help me in my crisis. I really appreciate it.

  4. Okay now I'm hungry!
    (wow you changed the look of your blog again!)

  5. Sounds yummy. Gotta try that!

  6. That looks and sounds delish, and your bowls are cute!

  7. Hi Teresa, thanks, loved your turkeys and then saw those.

    Hi Michele, thanks, yes I love mango salsa too. Hope you post the recipe.

    Hi Blayne, thanks, hope it all works out for you.

    Hi Anne, thanks, I think I'll stick with this one for a while.

    Hi Ronna, thanks, it's good and easy too.

    Hi Mary, thanks, this is good, try it with pineapple too.

  8. This broccoli slaw looks delicious and I love the flavor combinations! Thanks for the great recipe! The bowl is gorgeous, too!

  9. Hi Marguerite, thanks, it was really unusual and folks did like it.


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