Sunday, November 9, 2008

Broccoli Slaw

Several years ago at Thanksgiving my step brother Chris was putting together this broccoli slaw recipe. I had never seen this shredded broccoli and I thought it sounded pretty strange, but when I tried it, I changed my mind. What a great way to get some healthy vegetables! I like the sweet and tangy dressing and the crunchy toppings.

If I am just making this for myself, I keep the dressing a bottle in the refrigerator, and I add some dressing and toppings to a single serving just before eating so that it doesn't lose the crunch.

Broccoli Slaw

1 package broccoli slaw
5 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 can rice noodles.

Combine the broccoli slaw and green onions in a bowl.

Mix the oil, soy sauce, sugar, and vinegar in a jar and shake until dissolved to make the dressing.

Just before serving, stir in the almonds, sunflower seeds, and rice noodles. Toss with the dressing.

Note: The original recipe also called for 3 stalks of thinly sliced celery. I often omit it because I don't want to buy a whole bunch of celery just for this recipe! Also, I've used canola or peanut oil instead of the sunflower oil.


Rachel said...

Mmmm don't you love broccoli slaw? Tyler's mom makes it and he loves it. :) I will have to try your recipe. I have been trying my hand at Trader Joe's lately, thanks to your posts. We've had some delicious dinners lately. I could go there everyday if I had to!

Elle said...

Sounds really refreshing! I bet this would go well with almost any Fall comfort food.


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