Kale and Broccoli Slaw Salad

Sometimes new recipes happen out of necessity.

Like when Wal-Mart is out of one of the two main ingredients for a recipe you NEED to make NOW.

But, hey, thanks Wallyworld for helping me create this delicious Kale and Broccoli Slaw Salad!

This healthy and easy salad is the perfect addition to any meal! Clean eating and gluten-free can be delicious! This salad is packed with whole foods such as kale, broccoli, pecans, and turkey bacon. Perfect as a light lunch or even a meatless Monday dinner option! This is the best kale and broccoli slaw combination yet! http://www.groundedandsurrounded.com/recipe/kale-and-broccoli-slaw-salad/ ‎

I had the intention of making a salad with fresh brussels sprouts for our Christmas dinner at my in-laws. But to my surprise, my grocery store was out.

You might be thinking, what about frozen brussels sprouts? Well, unfortunately they don’t work so well in a raw salad.

So I had to think fast. I decided to reach for a bag of trusty broccoli slaw, one of my favorite types of salad bases. Curious what broccoli slaw looks like? You will find it hiding in your produce department next to the bags of prepackaged salad and coleslaw mixes.

This salad exceeded all of my expectations. The textures stay crisp and flavors delicious even after days in the fridge.

Not only is this salad healthy and considered a “Slim” recipe here at G&S, it is truly satisfying. Eating hearty greens (kale) and healthy fats (extra virgin olive oil & pecans) can’t be beat when hunger strikes!

This healthy and easy salad is the perfect addition to any meal! Clean eating and gluten-free can be delicious! This salad is packed with whole foods such as kale, broccoli, pecans, and turkey bacon. Perfect as a light lunch or even a meatless Monday dinner option! This is the best kale and broccoli slaw combination yet! http://www.groundedandsurrounded.com/recipe/kale-and-broccoli-slaw-salad/ ‎

You will love the tangy dressing! Using fresh onion and lemon juice add a certain “zing” to this recipe. I added honey too as I like a touch of sweetness somewhere in my  salads.

Don’t forget to top it off with the freshly grated Parmesan.  This ingredient takes this Kale and Broccoli Slaw Salad over the top!

This healthy and easy salad is the perfect addition to any meal! Clean eating and gluten-free can be delicious! This salad is packed with whole foods such as kale, broccoli, pecans, and turkey bacon. Perfect as a light lunch or even a meatless Monday dinner option! This is the best kale and broccoli slaw combination yet! http://www.groundedandsurrounded.com/recipe/kale-and-broccoli-slaw-salad/ ‎

I debated about adding in some dried cranberries for color and contrasting flavor.  If you decided to do that, be sure to let me know how it turns out in the comments.

Oh, and don’t forget to save this recipe on Pinterest, because you are definitely going to want to make it this summer when the hot weather returns!

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This healthy and easy salad is the perfect addition to any meal! Clean eating and gluten-free can be delicious! This salad is packed with whole foods such as kale, broccoli, pecans, and turkey bacon. Perfect as a light lunch or even a meatless Monday dinner option! This is the best kale and broccoli slaw combination yet! http://www.groundedandsurrounded.com/recipe/kale-and-broccoli-slaw-salad/ ‎

One last bit of advice, chop the kale into small bite-sized pieces, as I think the salad tastes better that way.

When the pieces are too big, the ratio of broccoli, pecans and bacon is off. And that my friends is a tragedy in my book.

Dramatic much? 😉

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Kale and Broccoli Slaw Salad
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This healthy and easy salad is the perfect addition to any meal! Clean eating and gluten-free can be delicious! This salad is packed with whole foods such as kale, broccoli, pecans, and turkey bacon. Perfect as a light lunch or even a meatless Monday dinner option! This is the best kale and broccoli slaw combination yet! Find more salads like this at groundedandsurrounded.com
Servings
8 people
Servings
8 people
Kale and Broccoli Slaw Salad
Print Recipe
This healthy and easy salad is the perfect addition to any meal! Clean eating and gluten-free can be delicious! This salad is packed with whole foods such as kale, broccoli, pecans, and turkey bacon. Perfect as a light lunch or even a meatless Monday dinner option! This is the best kale and broccoli slaw combination yet! Find more salads like this at groundedandsurrounded.com
Servings
8 people
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
Dressing
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • a pinch black pepper
Salad
  • 4 cups, packed kale, thinly sliced/chopped
  • 1 12 oz bag broccoli slaw mix (available at most supermarkets)
  • 3-4 slices cooked turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a Magic Bullet or blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Mix all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Pour dressing over the top and toss salad until all ingredients are distributed throughout. Let favors mingle in fridge until you are ready to serve or eat immediately.
Recipe Notes

This salad lasts and lasts in the fridge without any changes to the consistency. It is the perfect salad to make on Sunday and enjoy the entire week with a protein of choice!

To add another layer of flavor, roast and salt the pecans. I do this by heating a small frying pan over very high heat and then add a little coconut oil to the pan. Once the oil has just barely started to smoke, I remove from the burner and add in the pecans and a dash of sea salt. Stir the pecans a few times. You will know they are done when you can smell them.

Recipe adapted from this Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad by Sugar and Grace.

 

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16 thoughts on “Kale and Broccoli Slaw Salad

  1. I’ve never heard of broccoli slaw, but I need to check for it now. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K. Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.

  2. I struggle a bit with kale but I know it’s good for me. This is the perfect way to enjoy it! I can’t wait to give it a try! Sharing! Thank you for bringing it to the Hearth and Soul Hop.

    1. I can understand that April. Try massaging your kale with a little olive oil before you put it in your salads it will tenderize it just enough to more closely resemble spinach and lettuce. One of my favorite ways to eat kale is to saute it with onion, zucchini, and bell peppers to eat with my eggs in the morning. Plus, there are many varieties of kale with different textures, I bet you can find one that doesn’t cause you to squirm 😉 Okay, I’m done. I have just really grown to love kale and I want everyone else to as well!

  3. This looks delicious. I’d say even better than what you had planned originally. I’m definitely giving the salad (and your dressing) a try. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe on #SHINEblogphop this week. We’re so glad you could join us.

  4. I’m a salad lover and this colorful salad sounds so yummy! Thank you for sharing your healthy and delicious Kale and Broccoli Slaw Salad at the Healthy Living Link Party! I’m pinning and sharing! All the best, Deborah

  5. I’ve noticed the broccoli slaw, but never tried it. Your version looks delicious! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Savoring Saturdays! 🙂

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