The Balanced Diet: Healthy Broccoli Slaw With Yogurt Mint Dressing and Radishes

Healthy Broccoli Slaw Recipe With Yogurt Mint Dressing, Radishes and Raisins

This weekend my friend Sarah outlined a few important culinary tasks that she always defers to me as the queen of. The first is salad dressing. The second is scrambled eggs, particularly if part of an elaborate breakfast burrito buffet. I definitely agreed with these two. But if I got a vote on my own cooking clout, I would have to give the third place prize in my repertoire to slaw.

Unlike the first two contenders, slaw sadly doesn’t involve a whole lot of technique. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be creativity.

Healthy Broccoli Slaw Recipe With Yogurt Mint Dressing, Radishes and Raisins Healthy Broccoli Slaw Recipe With Yogurt Mint Dressing, Radishes and Raisins Healthy Broccoli Slaw Recipe With Yogurt Mint Dressing, Radishes and Raisins

The inspiration for this broccoli slaw recipe has been kicking around my head for years, ever since I went to Parm, the small sandwich outpost of the Torrisi restaurant empire. I was worried about the excursion, thinking I would have to sit on my hands in order to refrain from eating a meatball sub. But it turned out that the sides were equally delicious.

One of the veggie bowls I tried was a Mediterranean-inspired cauliflower slaw with Greek yogurt cutting the mayo, fresh mint, jalapenos, and a nice hit of lemon juice. I don’t usually like raw cauliflower, but this dish made me a believer. I recreated it a few summers ago on Martha’s Vineyard with savoy cabbage instead of the cauliflower. But this year when I was brainstorming slaw combinations, I thought I’d give it a whirl with broccoli and some colorful sliced radishes.

Healthy Broccoli Slaw Recipe With Yogurt Mint Dressing, Radishes and Raisins Healthy Broccoli Slaw Recipe With Yogurt Mint Dressing, Radishes and Raisins

I’ve been on a serious Greek yogurt kick since returning from my adventures island hopping in the Aegean, so this was a nice twist on one of my favorite American dishes. I love the nutty crunch of the toasted almonds on top and a few rogue golden raisins thrown in there for sweetness. I can’t kick the mayo completely, so there’s a little bit of that in there as well. If your health philosophy is staunchly anti-mayo, try subbing Earth Balance Mindful Mayo. It’s got a great flavor and texture without the quintessential vegan substitute, soy.

I’m excited for a long summer as the queen of slaws. I hope you’ll consider upping your slaw game with this broccoli slaw recipe—I’d happily be dethroned.

Eat up!

xo

Phoebe

Recipes Healthy Broccoli Slaw Recipe With Yogurt Mint Dressing, Radishes and Raisins

Healthy Broccoli Slaw Recipe With Yogurt Mint Dressing and Radishes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Healthy Broccoli Slaw Recipe With Yogurt Mint Dressing and Radishes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound broccoli
  • 6 radishes (1 small bunch), quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Instructions

  1. Finely chop the broccoli florets by hand, or run through a mandoline. Trim the stems by removing the coarse exterior with a chef's knife or peeler. Finely chop or slice in a mandoline. Add to a large mixing bowl along with the radishes, jalapeno, raisins, mint, yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, and salt. Toss until the yogurt sauce is well distributed. Taste for seasoning.
  2. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with the toasted almonds.
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16 Responses to The Balanced Diet: Healthy Broccoli Slaw With Yogurt Mint Dressing and Radishes

  1. I’ve always wanted a good broccoli slaw and I think I’ve hit upon one now!

  2. This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it. I can always count on you to bring beautiful, unique, healthy dishes to the internet party! Love it <3

  3. Radishes and broccoli are usually dirt cheap at the farmers market. This sounds like a tasty indulgence on two simple but nutrient powerhouse ingredients!
    Thanks for sharing. I’m only going to substitute making my own vegan yogurt instead.

  4. Whit says:

    This looks so delicious. I wish I had everything on hand for dinner tonight!

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  8. Frankie says:

    Love the addition of almonds.

  9. Allison says:

    Phoebe this is just AMAZING. I love a creamy broccoli slaw because they’re always so much delectable texture and that sweet and savoury combo is just to die for. I keep wanting more and more and more. Long live the slaw!

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