Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw

A crunchy salad that’s a versatile side dish, Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw is highlighted by flavors like toasted sesame oil and teriyaki. A crunchy salad that's a versatile side dish, Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw is highlighted by flavors like toasted sesame oil and teriyaki.

I’ve been making Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw for, well… almost forever. It is based a recipe from a registered dietitian co-worker of my sister. Not surprisingly, dietitians are a good source of healthy practical recipes! 

In my corporate years, this recipe was a godsend, as I tried to feed my kids healthy natural food, while working (more than) full time. Yes, this healthy side is loved by both kids and adults AND it comes together quickly! A crunchy salad that's a versatile side dish, Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw is highlighted by flavors like toasted sesame oil and teriyaki.

But even now, with more time devoted to cooking, it is still a favorite. While Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw relies more on packaged products that many foods I make, it is so worth it.

How to Make Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw

Remove seasoning packet from noodles, leaving noodle packaging intact. Smash noodles and set aside the seasoning for the dressing.

Combine salad ingredients in large bowl.

Combine dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well to emulsify.

Blend dressing with salad.

Enjoy!

Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw Tips and Serving Suggestions.

Broccoli Slaw is a great side for so many recipes! It is perfect with any type of sandwich or burger and always a favorite potluck contribution. While I probably wouldn’t serve it with most formal dinner entrees (can’t see it as a side for roast duck), it shines with almost any type of fish, as well as more casual dinner entrees like roast chicken.  A crunchy salad that's a versatile side dish, Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw is highlighted by flavors like toasted sesame oil and teriyaki.

Currently I am using just a half package of the ramen seasoning since the salt content is pretty high. Put I admit that’s pretty putzy so I’ll leave the final decision up to you.

My only regret about the recipe is that I’ve never figured out how to julienne broccoli myself. I’ve tried my mandoline (even peeled broccoli was too tough), my food processor doesn’t julienne, and by hand is too time-consuming. Every time I compost a big local broccoli stem, it feels like missed opportunity. If you have the answer, let me know!A crunchy salad that's a versatile side dish, Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw is highlighted by flavors like toasted sesame oil and teriyaki.

Otherwise buy it prepped and enjoy!

Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw

Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A crunchy salad that's a versatile side dish, Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw is highlighted by flavors like toasted sesame oil and teriyaki.

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 12 oz pkg broccoli slaw
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced (or 2 Tablespoons chopped onion)
  • 1/2 c sunflower seeds, or slivered almonds or your favorite
  • 1 pkg ramen noodles (soy flavor if available), seasoning packet reserved

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ Ramen noodle seasoning package

Instructions

Remove seasoning packet from noodles, leaving noodle packaging intact. Smash noodles and retain seasoning for the dressing.

Combine salad ingredients in large bowl.

Combine dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well to emulsify.

Stir dressing into salad.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 985mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

 

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11 thoughts on “Asian-Inspired Broccoli Slaw

  1. David Scott Allen

    I love the sound of this! I already know that I have to come up with some way to replace the seasoning packet, because I’m sure it’s filled with garlic powder. I’ve been trying to find different Asian style recipes that use broccoli, and this fits the bill perfectly!

    1. Inger Post author

      I think the dominant flavor in the packet is soy, so maybe some soy sauce, onion powder, 5 spice if you have it…

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