The Real Housewife of Santa Monica

Broccoli Slaw with Buttermilk Dressing

 

Everyone in the house is asleep. Even the dog.

The cat is outside fighting though. I just heard him. It’s 8:33PM.

Phew. I don’t know what to do with the PEACE. I guess I’ll just have a beer & unload the dishwasher. Which is like being at the SPA at this point!

Since we just did potato salad, I decided to post this broccoli slaw recipe I made back in December. Today I was out of the house all day and poor G is sick, sick, sick so I wasn’t able to make a new salad. But I’ve been meaning to post this one anyway since it was:

A. Easy

and

B. A success with the young-uns.

This is a great side dish. I served it with fried rice of all things (which was a weird paring but made sense since I wanted to use up my veg before leaving town). Not that you care about that…

This is really pretty, tasty & both my kids ate copious amounts of it which makes me love it.

Pardon the pictures. Not my best work. Taken at night. With my cell phone.

All ingredients are available at Trader Joe’s. Btw: this will go well with cabbage slaw too but Trader Joe’s happened to have the broccoli slaw ready to go.

Here’s all you need:

INGREDIENTS:
2 heads of broccoli OR 1 bag (undressed) broccoli slaw from Trader Joe’s
1/3 small red onion, finely chopped

Buttermilk Dressing
1/2 cup buttermilk, well-shaken (as usual, I had to MAKE buttermilk!)
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot (or, you could just use a little extra red onion to simplify it)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Chop broccoli into small pieces (or using food processor.) Mine was pre-cut from Trader Joe’s. I prefer cutting it myself if I have time but I don’t always! Toss broccoli with red onion in a large bowl.

2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients with salt & pepper to taste.

Pour over broccoli. (If you used 2 whole heads, the dressing amount should be right. If you use a bag of pre-cut slaw from Trader Joe’s – use a little at a time. You should have some left over.)

3. Toss to coat & season with salt & pepper to taste.

Yummy additions:
1/2 cup thinly sliced almonds, toasted
1/3 cup dried cranberries
2 stalks chopped celery

Kids liked it and they probably wouldn’t appreciate the “yummy” additions.


These kids eat like wild animals. Or don’t eat at all.

Source: Smitten Kitchen

 

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Broccoli Slaw with Buttermilk Dressing
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 4
 

Easy, fresh salad!
Ingredients
  • SALAD
  • 2 heads of broccoli OR 1 bag (undressed) broccoli slaw from Trader Joe’s
  • ⅓ small red onion, finely chopped
  • BUTTERMILK DRESSING
  • ½ cup buttermilk, well-shaken
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot (or, you could just use a little extra red onion to simplify it)

Instructions
  1. Chop broccoli into small pieces (or using food processor.) Mine was pre-cut from Trader Joe’s. I prefer cutting it myself if I have time but I don’t always! Toss broccoli with red onion in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients with salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Pour over broccoli. (If you used 2 whole heads, the dressing amount should be right. If you use a bag of pre-cut slaw from Trader Joe’s – use a little at a time. You should have some left over.)
  4. Toss to coat & season with salt & pepper to taste.

Notes
Yummy additions: ½ cup thinly sliced almonds, toasted ⅓ cup dried cranberries 2 stalks chopped celery

 



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3 comments on Broccoli Slaw with Buttermilk Dressing

  1. Lib
    March 4, 2012 at 11:28 am (2606 days ago)

    OMG, that sounds so yum!!! I’m never gonna get all of your great recipes made!! Too many good ones!!! :)

  2. Lib
    March 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm (2592 days ago)

    This is YUM!!! I highly recommend it!!! Easy, too, which is HUGE on my priority list!! Thanks Tina!!

  3. Christina
    March 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm (2588 days ago)

    Great!! I’m so glad you liked it!! Did Rachel like it too?

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