Creamy Broccoli Slaw

This crunchy coleslaw uses a colorful mix of broccoli and green cabbage. The creamy dressing uses tahini as the base—for the mildest, least bitter tahini, look for one that's light beige instead of caramel colored. Dried cranberries add a pop of sweetness to balance.

a recipe photo of the Creamy Broccoli Slaw with Cranberries and Almonds
Photo: Alexandra Shytsman
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • cup sliced almonds

  • 3 cups finely chopped green cabbage (about 1/4 head)

  • 3 cups finely chopped broccoli (from 1 small crown)

  • cup dried cranberries

  • cup tahini, well stirred

  • 1 small clove garlic, pressed or grated

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

  • cup water

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Place almonds in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat; toast, tossing frequently, until golden and fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.

  2. Meanwhile, combine cabbage, broccoli and dried cranberries in a large bowl.

  3. Combine tahini, garlic, lemon juice and salt in a small bowl; stir into a paste. Gradually whisk in water until the dressing is creamy.

  4. Add the toasted almonds to the cabbage mixture. Drizzle with the dressing; stir to combine. Season to taste with pepper.

To make ahead

Refrigerate salad (Step 2) and dressing (Step 3) separately for up to 2 days. Combine and add almonds just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

197 Calories
12g Fat
21g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 197
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 345IU 7%
Vitamin C 70mg 78%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 76mcg 19%
Vitamin K 95mcg 79%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 50mg 12%
Potassium 390mg 8%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

Related Articles