Broccoli slaw combines smokey, salty, and sweet into one creamy crunchy bite! It’s the perfect side dish for any meal or make an easy lunch out of it!
Hi Friends! Happy recipe Tuesday, I’ve had this one to share with you for a while and I’m so excited to finally be posting it! I used to make broccoli slaw using this recipe with Trader Joe’s Champagne Vinaigrette, which was delicious!
Unfortunately thought, I recently realized that the dressing contains yeast extract, which is a no-go for Mr. Hungry. So I set out to recreate the recipe made from scratch, sans the yeast. Spoiler alert, I succeeded!
I was excited when I was able to recreate the dressing to be just as tangy and smokey without the yeast! Mr. Hungry’s favorite kind of salad is broccoli slaw and I don’t think he had any complaints about the addition of bacon either!
Personally, I could eat huge plates of green leafy salads every single night, in fact, recently I have! However, Mr. Hungry could take or leave salad, most often he would prefer to leave it. Full lunches of broccoli slaw, on the other hand, are right up his alley!
When we meal prepped this (<—-told you I’ve been waiting to share this recipe) he ate it all week with chicken and LOVED it! The flavors of salty smokey and sweet come together perfectly in this creamy cross between coleslaw and salad.
Honestly, both recipes are packed with nutritious value, both are vegan (using tempeh bacon) and delicious. However, if you need to try and avoid yeast I highly recommend quickly whipping up the sauce from scratch, it’s SUPER easy!
Bacon Broccoli Slaw
Combine first five ingredients into a smooth sauce.
Combine broccoli slaw, shredded carrots, cashews and cranberries.
Mix sauce into veggie mixture, garnish with bacon crumbles and serve!
I used Vegan Grapeseed Mayo but any mayo will do, if no egg sensitivity/allergy Avocado Mayo is a great option.
worcestershire sauce - double check to make sure you get a GF version if needed!
A Few Health Pointers:
– If you have thyroid concerns, I would just turn this into carrot slaw. Raw cruciferous vegetables contain goitrogens which may negatively impact the thyroid. I
– If you have excess Estrogen, cruciferous vegetables can help balance it out, especially for males!
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Looking for more quick lunch ideas? Try one of these!