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Crunchy Broccoli Slaw

My Crunchy Broccoli Slaw is one of the best potluck side dish recipes, and requires just 5 minutes of prep time. It’s a little sweet, delightfully tangy, and remarkably crunchy; the ideal pairing for a glass of lemonade and a warm day.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings (1 cup each)
Calories 315kcal


To make the apple cider vinaigrette:

To make the broccoli slaw:

  • 12 ounces broccoli slaw (see note 1)
  • 1 package ramen noodles crushed, seasoning packet discarded (see note 2)
  • 1 bunch scallions sliced
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds (see note 3)
  • 1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds shelled


  • To make the vinaigrette, in a small bowl, add olive oil, apple cider vinegar, sugar, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste (I like 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper). Whisk to combine.
  • In a large bowl, add coleslaw, ramen noodles, scallions, almonds, and sunflower seeds. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to combine. Let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes to blend flavors.


  1. Broccoli slaw: You can usually find this near the bagged salad kits in the produce section of your grocery store. Or, you can julienne broccoli stalks yourself.
  2. Ramen noodles: Be sure to break these up as much as possible. Large clusters of dry ramen won't be appetizing in this salad. 
  3. Almonds: To save time, seek out toasted, sliced almonds. Or, you can toast the almonds yourself on the stove or in the oven.
  4. Sunflower seeds: Look for dry roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds without shells. Or, roast raw sunflower seeds yourself.
  5. Yield: This Crunchy Broccoli Slaw about 6 cups of salad total, enough for 6 (1-cup) servings.
  6. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. The noodles may continue to get soggy, but I don't mind if you don't.
  7. Make ahead: The dressing can be mixed up to 3 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg