Broccoli Slaw with Lemon Dressing Recipe
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Broccoli Slaw with Lemon Dressing Recipe

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Our family absolutely loves broccoli, so I'm so happy there's finally a slaw mix in stores that uses broccoli stems. I like this slaw best after 20 minutes or so to allow the flavors to meld. —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 package (12 ounces) broccoli coleslaw mix
  • 2 large red apples, juliennned

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 79 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, mix the first eight ingredients. Add coleslaw mix and apples; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Slaw with Lemon Dressing in Taste of Home February/March 2014

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Lady Fingers User ID: 2682286 263196
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2017

"Unfortunately, neither my husband nor I liked this salad. He felt the apple, lemon and pepper flavors dominated too much, while I felt that, even after resting for an hour, the broccoli stems were just too tough. It may just be personal preference."

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 248604
Reviewed May. 25, 2016

"I'm not sure what I did wrong but this was barely edible. The lemon was just way too overpowering. I skipped the apple but added in some sugar to counteract the lemon. I wound up putting a lot of sugar in, but despite this, it was just way to much. I probably won't make this recipe again."

JCV4 User ID: 628113 240119
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"The lemon flavor makes this salad so bright and refreshing! Everyone loved it at our work potluck. I only used 1 very large red apple, it was plenty."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 226439
Reviewed May. 17, 2015

"Good slaw. I left out the apples due to an allergy."

Jami4 User ID: 5573747 222841
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Absolute keeper. Both kids and husband liked it"

ljatrego User ID: 8207709 218005
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"I used fresh squeezed lemon. It was a bit too lemony but easily adjusted with sugar. Very tasty."

gloduerr User ID: 2679476 217895
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"This is REALLY good and easy, too! I used low fat sour cream and low fat mayo but you NEVER would have been able to tell! Lemony good--thanks for the recipe!"

slocook805 User ID: 7734059 217772
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"This is delicious. The last few times I have made this I added shredded chicken breast so it would be a one dish meal. Like the contributor said it is better after sitting for a while. It's also very versatile, once I swapped out the apple for pineapple tidbits and added some toasted sesame seeds for an Asian flair. However it doesn't make 10 servings, at least not in our house."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 152913
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"This was good and the bagged mix made it really simple. I didn't have any mustard so I left it out, but I think it would have added a bit of spice to counter the sweetness. I also increased the mayo and decreased the sour cream slightly."

arisacupp User ID: 3444949 195987
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"This was a good accompaniment to our pulled pork sandwiches."

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