Broccoli Ranch Slaw Recipe

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broccoli ranch slaw

The best thing about cooking is that a mishap or just one missing ingredient can often cause your creative juices to start flowing. This lead to the yummiest outcome that I never would have thought of if not under the gun so to speak! I had chicken ranch tacos on the menu and then realized I was out of lettuce (almost always the go to base for our tacos). The spinach on hand was needed for a different meal and there was no time to run to the store (and no desire to run to the store).

A quick peak in the veggie bin lighted on a bag of broccoli slaw that I often toss on salads for extra crunch and veggie consumption and the light bulb went on! I was making chicken ranch tacos so I thought why not toss the slaw in some ranch dressing too, add a little apple cider vinegar to stretch the dressing and add a hint of tang. We used the slaw instead of lettuce as the base for our tacos—it sounded good and feasible (and really I had no other ideas so went with it)! The tacos were delicious—spicy and creamy and the slaw had a satisfying tangy crunch that just made the whole thing work! A beautiful mistake!

broccoli slaw

Broccoli Ranch Slaw Recipe
Recipe type: Salad
  • 2 cups plain broccoli slaw mix
  • ¼- 1/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 1-2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • Sliced mini red bell peppers
  1. Toss all ingredients together and chill.
  2. Use in tacos, on sandwiches, in wraps or pitas and/or eat as a side salad.
  3. Serve & enjoy!
Add additional vegetables---diced cucumber, shredded radishes or grated Brussels sprouts would make great additions.

Squirt a bit of fresh lemon, lime or orange juice in the mix for a hint of citrus.

Season with fresh dill, parsley, cilantro or basil!


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Ashley is a happily married stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl and a little boy. Ashley and her husband come from a small town and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like GREAT FOOD. They love to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen together, but also enjoy reading, painting and photography.

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