Healthy Broccoli Slaw

Healthy Broccoli Slaw

You will never miss the mayo in this Healthy Broccoli Slaw recipe! Tangy yogurt, sweet honey, and pumpkin seeds make this unique coleslaw an easy, guilt-free favorite.

A bowl of healthy broccoli slaw.

I’m not counting or anything, but I can’t wait until summer.  In fact, I’m already dreaming of the days where the Hubs and I will cookout and linger on our porch for hours after a meal eating summer favorites like Caprese, Portobello Burgers and even this Healthy Broccoli Slaw.  Since I used to work early mornings and had to be in bed by 7 PM, I still really appreciate those long warm summer nights where it doesn’t get dark until 9 PM.  With this long and cold winter (and spring that feels like winter,) I’m longing for the magic of those summer nights… it’s my favorite time of year.

Cue the Grease music… puhh-lease…

Here’s Why I Love This Healthy Broccoli Slaw…

In the summer I try to make quick and easy dinners that don’t require the oven.  I’m all about grilling and side dishes that are assembly only!  This recipe uses that bagged or pre packaged slaw in the store. My Healthy Broccoli Slaw recipe uses that and a light easy dressing.  You don’t have to heat up the house, just stir together some of your favorite ingredients in the perfect light creamy greek yogurt dressing. It’s the perfect low fat dressing for broccoli slaw.

Healthy broccoli slaw in a bowl.

Where can I buy broccoli slaw?

If you haven’t seen “broccoli slaw” before, you can find it pre-packaged near the other bagged vegetables, like slaw or broccoli florets.  It’s sometimes near the bagged salads too. I think it is more substantial than a regular slaw, is packed with vitamins, and is really yummy.  Plus I love all the color in it… look for a version that already has carrots in it!

A fun side note is the stems of broccoli are just as healthy as the pretty florets.  They actually have slightly MORE calcium, iron, and vitamin C.

Healthy broccoli slaw in a bowl.

Traditional Southern broccoli slaw has mayonnaise and sugar but my version, OF COURSE, has a healthy twist.

For my Healthy Broccoli slaw, I mix in goodies like Greek yogurt, lime juice, and pumpkin seeds.  The tangy yogurt and fresh lime juice is such a unique combination that just screams spring!

To kick the dish up a notch I use fresh garden herbs to bring out the flavor without a lot of work.  This makes my Healthy Broccoli Slaw recipe THE perfect light summer cookout dish!


Ingredients in This Recipe

  • Greek yogurt: A healthy alternative to the mayo typically found in broccoli slaw recipes.
  • Lime juice: I love adding in a little fresh lime juice as it provides a light, citrusy contrast to the dressing.
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Honey: Adds a little sweetness without overpowering the other flavors in the slaw.
  • Broccoli slaw: For convenience, I like to use bagged broccoli slaw. But if you’re feeling ambitious, you can certainly shred your own!
  • Parsley or cilantro: Works as a beautiful garnish and adds flavor.
  • Pumpkin or sunflower seeds: Adds extra texture and flavor.
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make the Slaw

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the yogurt, lime, vinegar, honey together.

  2. Add the broccoli slaw, parsley and pumpkin seeds. Toss until well coated. Salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Healthy Broccoli Slaw in a bowl.

Broccoli Slaw FAQs

How long does broccoli slaw last in the fridge?

You can store broccoli slaw in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. The slaw may get a little soggy, but it can easily be drained. You can also throw in some more seeds to liven it up again!

How do you make broccoli slaw from scratch?

Y’all know I love a good shortcut with a bagged salad but you can also make broccoli slaw from scratch by peeling and shredding a raw broccoli stem.  You can also add shredded carrots to the mix.  After making your mix you can pick up where my Healthy Broccoli Slow recipe starts.

You can also make shredded broccoli easily be made by running broccoli stems through a spiralizer. Here’s a great how-to guide you can follow.

Healthy Broccoli Slaw in a bowl.

More Healthy Cookout Sides to Try…

If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear what you think! Leave a comment and a star rating ★ below. Make sure to follow me on InstagramPinterest, and Facebook too!

Healthy broccoli slaw in a bowl.

Healthy Broccoli Slaw Recipe

You will never miss the mayo in this Healthy Broccoli Slaw recipe! Tangy yogurt, sweet honey and pumpkin seeds make this unique slaw a guilt-free favorite.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 67 kcal


  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • 1 12 ounce bag broccoli slaw
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, whisk the yogurt, lime, vinegar, honey together. 
  • Add the broccoli slaw, parsley and pumpkin seeds.  Toss until well coated.  Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours but up to overnight.


The parsley and cilantro are very different flavors, but both work well! Pick your favorite!


Calories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 29mgPotassium: 347mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 354IUVitamin C: 84mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg
Keyword broccoli, salad, slaw
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By | 2020-06-19T12:56:54-04:00 June 13th, 2020|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Salads, Side Dishes|22 Comments


  1. Vivienne July 31, 2020 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Just made it for lunch and was delicious!
    Only thing is I had to add two teaspoons of honey as I found it tart. Can we use lemon instead of lime? Other than that was very yummy!

    • JulieWunder August 3, 2020 at 9:25 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I love lime with the cilantro but you could totally do lemon too. 🙂

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  7. Wendy April 5, 2018 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    We love broccoli slaw at our house–I have a different version. This is a nice change of pace!

  8. Erinn April 5, 2018 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    This sounds delicious! Is broccoli slaw just shredded broccoli stalks?? I’ve never really thought about it before.
    So much better than regular slaw.

  9. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups April 5, 2018 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    This sounds perfect paired with grilled shrimp. Yum!

  10. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real April 5, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

    I’ve never had broccoli slaw but I can’t wait to try this out! I definitely agree with you on dreaming about warm summer nights. They are forecasting snow for us this weekend. Snow for the second time in April!! I need the sun lol.

  11. andrea April 27, 2015 at 1:00 am - Reply

    Hi!! I love broccoli slaw! I also love the version with shredded brussel sprouts. I’m totally going to have to try your version with Greek yogurt! I would never have thought of it myself. Sounds awesome!

  12. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie April 22, 2015 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Broccoli slaw is one of my favorite summer sides!

  13. Mary Jean Henson April 21, 2015 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    I love broccoli slaw! Your dressing sounds yummy! Will be making this using cilantro!!!

  14. I love broccoli slaw!! This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it out!

  15. Gingi April 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    This looks so yummy!! WANT!! –

  16. Andrea April 21, 2015 at 11:34 am - Reply

    This is a great recipe to use next to some grilled meats. We have grilled a few times already but are really going to pick it up this week with the great weather!

  17. Jess @hellotofit April 21, 2015 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Broccoli slaw is so crunchy and delicious! Bet this dish tastes awesome. My favorite time of day is dusk, perhaps the same time you’re thinking of!! The lighting is so pretty as the sun sets.

  18. I love broccoli slaw I do a similar one with cilantro and we love the pumpkin seeds in ours too. I haven’t tried the agave nectar. Thanks for linking up!

  19. Susie @ SuzLyfe April 21, 2015 at 6:59 am - Reply

    I am so ready for cook outs! Yes please! And I love broccoli slaw with greek yogurt and a generous squeeze of lemon. So delicious

  20. Blane Sherer April 21, 2015 at 6:40 am - Reply

    It will be interesting to see how you adapt back to your more normal schedule this spring and summer. I bet you will slip right back into it.

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