Super Easy 3 Minute Broccoli Coleslaw Recipe

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by Robin

This coleslaw really does take 3 minutes to make.  Seriously.  Time yourself making it and you'll see.  

That's part of why I love it.  It's also tasty.

(I am trying to think of clever things to write about coleslaw.  But nothing's coming to me.  That should be writing's ultimate prize: Best Coleslaw Writing.  Clearly, I wouldn't win, but whoever did would be an incredible writer.) 

Pre-washed and prepared veggies are a busy parent's dream.   Many seem really worth it to me.  Mostly because with that work done the veggies will actually get eaten.  They won't sit in the drawer waiting until someone gets around to washing and cutting them.  If they ever do.

Often it's cheaper to buy your own fresh veggies, but it is definitely not cheaper if you are throwing uneaten produce away because you didn't get around to preparing them.  That was, all too often, us.

I don't feel I'm paying too much for the broccoli slaw in particular.  I am not sure you could buy and shred that much broccoli yourself for that price.  Affordable convenience without added salt or preservatives.  Love that!  

Ever since I first discovered these slaw packages at the grocery store I have been experimenting.   This recipe is an adaptation of a similar one that my mother-in-law makes quite often.  I love eating it when we visit her and now we can enjoy something similar at home.  And so can you...

Simple, Easy 3 Minute 

Broccoli Coleslaw Recipe


1/4 cup vinegar (take your pick: apple cider and red wine are both great)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp horseradish, prepared
1/4 tsp celery salt
Pepper, to taste
1/2 onion, finely chopped
340 g bag pre-shredded Broccoli slaw mix


1. In a large microwave safe bowl, mix all the ingredients except for the broccoli slaw mix.  (I like to use a large glass measuring cup, so I don't dirty a bowl, since I need a measuring cup anyway.)

2.  In the microwave, cook on HIGH for 1 minute.  Stir.  Cook on HIGH for another minute.

3.  In a bowl with a lid, pour the mixture over the broccoli slaw mix.  Stir.  (Give up on stirring, then put the lid on and shake - is it just me or does stirring just never quite mix this sort of thing well enough?)

4.  Keep refrigerated overnight (or at least a few hours) for best flavour.

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Do you use the prepared slaw mixes?  What's your favourite dressing to use?

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