Get ready to ditch jarred slaw dressing because you can actually make your own homemade broccoli slaw dressing with just mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar plus some salt and pepper. This dressing is perfect to add to a broccoli slaw or traditional coleslaw mix.
Is making a slaw dressing really that simple?
Yep. This simple slaw dressing is really all you need to bring out the natural flavors of the vegetables. I bet if you knew it was that easy, you would have started making your own a long time ago! The best part is you are in control of how much mayo, vinegar and sugar you add. So if you want to lighten any of those ingredients, you can.
What makes this homemade broccoli slaw dressing taste so good?
The natural flavor of the vegetables is brought out by the dressing. So what I really enjoy about this recipe is the added green peppers and onion. Now, you typically won’t find a slaw mix with those ingredients. So it’s a little extra work to shredded and add those in. If you don’t have time, that’s fine. But keep in mind, that will affect the flavor.
New to broccoli slaw? You may be wondering what vegetables are in a broccoli slaw.
If you’re buying a ready-made mix, which is fine, you can expect to find a healthy blend of shredded broccoli, carrots and red cabbage.
You can also use this dressing on traditional coleslaw which is typically a mix of red cabbage, green cabbage and carrot.
What goes well with broccoli slaw?
My favorite way to eat broccoli slaw or coleslaw is with seasoned or waffle fries. I take my fries and dip them in the coleslaw and oh my goodness… my mouth is seriously watering right now just typing this. You just gotta try it. It’s kinda like the fries dipped in a chocolate milkshake thing but ever so slightly more healthy.
Is this broccoli slaw runny, creamy, or what?
All slaws are not equal and I’ve met quite a few people who are very picky about their slaws! I prefer a light, less creamy slaw so that what you’ll get with this recipe. You can adjust the mayo and vinegar ratios to your liking without messing things up. That’s the beauty of homemade. It can be tweaked to your exact taste buds. So if this is your first time making homemade slaw dressing, try making a small batch and see what you think. Adjust for the full recipe as you see fit. You can also adjust the sugar to make it more or less sweet.
Try a different texture.
Another option for this slaw is to food process the broccoli slaw mix along with the pepper and onion and then add the dressing. This gives the slaw an entirely new texture. Everything is finely chopped. I like to do this to change things up or if I’m planning to use the slaw as a topping, like on top of a pulled pork sandwich.