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Sesame broccoli slaw doesn’t need mayo to be delicious

I am still trying to get over the fact that I am obsessed with broccoli. I mean, the little green trees I used to run away from are now my besties.


Thank goodness because this gorgeous vegetable is a powerhouse of nutrients. It’s great for digestion, your cardiovascular system and immune system, and has anti-inflammatory and cancer-preventing properties. Superfood, indeed.


This perfectly cut broccoli? It’s from my grocery store. Initially, I whipped out the mandoline to do it all from scratch; but then I remembered that I like my fingers, so I put it away. Side note: Kitchen mandolines are lethal.

To pump things up a bit more, I added a nice helping of store-bought matchstick carrots and a few sliced radishes to this awesomely healthy slaw. Toasted almonds and sesame seeds joined the party, as well as rice vinegar and oil.


Pair this side dish with a grilled meat for a fantastic family meal, or just eat it as is. Forks optional.

Sesame broccoli slaw with toasted almonds recipe

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes | Inactive time: 15 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 package (10 ounces) broccoli slaw
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat a frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Add slivered almonds and sesame seeds; toast for 2 minutes, or until lightly browned and fragrant, stirring frequently.
  3. Place broccoli slaw, carrots and sliced radishes in a large serving bowl; top with toasted almonds and sesame seeds and set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine rice vinegar, oil and salt; whisk to combine.
  5. Pour the rice vinegar mixture over broccoli slaw and toss to combine.
  6. Refrigerate the broccoli slaw for about 15 minutes.
  7. Garnish with cilantro.

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