16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1

I came up with this broccoli slaw side dish when I was trying to clear the fridge out prior to leaving for a vacation. Grabbed what I saw, stirred up a bowl, and gave it a cheeky title based on some of the cute terms my daughter uses for food. I used lite mayo and Splenda, and I'm sure it would be great with full-fat mayo and sugar. Saved the other half-can of garbanzos for tossing with a salad. I also used half fresh, half frozen broccoli (as that's what I had on hand), and it was all tasty.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook broccoli until bright green, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl of ice water; drain.

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  • Combine broccoli, garbanzo beans, carrots, raisins, and 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds in a bowl. Whisk mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper in a separate bowl. Stir dressing into broccoli mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour for flavors to blend. Garnish with about 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; 19.9 g total fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 242 mg sodium. 25.3 g carbohydrates; 5.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2013
I really liked this and so did my family! Thank you!!!!
(8)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2014
Liked the combination of seeds broccoli carrots and raisins but did not like dressing.
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2013
This was good! Loved the flavor! Changes I made this time: Used apple cider vinegar cut down the sugar by one TBSP (personal taste) added baking soda to the water for the broccoli to really bring out the green used craisins instead of raisins. (It's what I had on hand!) Next time I would- Not cook the broccoli! (More nutrition and more crunch raw!) Thanks for a great recipe! I'll make it again!
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2013
I really liked this and so did my family! Thank you!!!!
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2013
I really enjoyed this recipe. I used fat-free mayo reduced the sugar by about half and added a few extra pepper flakes and it turned out great. I love the contrast of the creamy dressing with the spicy pepper flakes! I will make this again!
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2015
A favorite at our rehearsal dinner for my sons wedding. Small changes... Grated the carrots added small dice sweet red pepper 1/4 c 1/4 mayo and 1/4 cup Greek yogurt. Did cook for one minute with 1/2 tsp baking soda after putting in strainer dunked in ice water and then on to paper towels two times to get as much water off ofthe broccoli as possible. Didn't add any salt as I used roasted salted sunflower seeds. Rest of ingredients were the same. Easy would do again
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2013
I was looking for a new garbanzo salad recipe that also had broccoli and stumbled upon this one. I changed ingredients up a bit - for the dressing used 2 tbsp cider vinegar and 2 tbsp mayo with 1 tsp table sugar and a few drops of liquid stevia. I grated the carrot and used fresh broccoli blanched in the microwave. I was not inspired to use any kind of herb or spice so I didn't doctor it at all in that way using only salt and pepper. The non-spiced flavors of all the ingredients were good but it was missing something. Maybe Rock_Lobster or someone else will try it and offer suggestions? Maybe I'll be inspired myself when I have the rest for lunch today! Thanks for the recipe to try.
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2013
Great recipe but as a diabetic I made some changes. I use mayo made with olive oil white wine vinegar and Stevia leaf drops (1 cup mayo 1 tsp liquid stevia and 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar).
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2013
Very very good! I threw this together quickly for a side dish for dinner last night. It didn't get to cool for an hour in the fridge but it was still tasty! The dressing is still a little runny after sitting in the fridge overnight so I might try to find a way to thicken it up a bit.
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2018
This was really good and a different way to use broccoli but I couldn't see cooking the broccoli even a little bit if it's considered a slaw so I used raw broccoli. Other changes included swapping dried cranberries for raisins cutting the sugar in half and replacing white vinegar with apple cider vinegar and replaced sunflower seeds with pepitas since I already had them on hand.Tasty. Would make again.
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2016
I grated some cabbage in there as well; and my SO told me that this was better than the broccoli slaw we had at the Longwood Gardens barbeque. That was an amazing compliment; my thanks to the cook who shared it.