Tired of the same old coleslaw? Broccoli slaw is a nice change when you need a cool and creamy side dish for a barbeque. The dried cranberries really make this dish with their sweet yet tart bite. This recipe is easily adaptable for your taste, if you don’t like bell pepper then leave it out. Use chopped pecans or walnuts instead of sunflower seeds. Like a tart dressing? Use an additional tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or substitute with sherry vinegar which is more assertive. Want it sweeter? Add a few teaspoons of sugar. Like lots of dressing? Double the amount of mayo, water and vinegar. Make this your own creation. Of course, I think it is pretty awesome just the way it is written.
1 (12-ounce) package broccoli slaw
3 green onions, thinly sliced (I use both the white and green parts)
1/3 cup finely diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (I use roasted and salted seeds)
1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries (Craisins)
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Stir until the dressing is mixed and the slaw is evenly coasted with the dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
serves 4 to 6
Recipe can be doubled to serve a crowd.