Broccoli Slaw

Quick Lentil Broccoli Slaw

Carol Harrison HalfYourPlate, Healthy Lunch Ideas, Recipes Leave a Comment

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (Half Your Plate folks) hired me to work on a recipe and video series and I’m delighted to share it here with you.

I’m always on the lookout for ways to work smarter, not longer like this. Leftovers from this Quick Lentil Broccoli Slaw side dish can be packed up for lunches the next day. Clever huh! (see recipe below)

And for times when you have extra broccoli and are wondering what the heck to do with it, here’s my Broccoli 4 Ways video.




Quick Lentil Broccoli Slaw
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Dietitian's Tip: Broccoli stalks are full of vitamin C so don't toss them. Trim the ends, peel (or chop/slice thin) and use them just as you would use the florets.

*Kids Cook Teach your child how to make the dressing, then put them in charge of making more dressing when you run out.
Serves: 6
  1. Follow our 3 simple steps:
  2. (the ingredients are in bold)

  3. Step One
  4. Start by making the dressing in a large bowl (and save a bowl to wash!). Whisk together ¼ cup canola oil, 2 tbsp red or white wine vinegar, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp Dijon mustard and ¼ tsp EACH salt and pepper.

  5. Step Two
  6. Add 2 cups of chopped broccoli florets, 1 bag of coleslaw mixture, 1 can lentils (rinsed), and ½ cup dried cranberries or raisins.

  7. Step Three
  8. Toss to coat in dressing. Crumble in ½ cup feta cheese.

Leftovers for lunch

• Bolster the protein to make this a meal by adding chopped hard-cooked eggs, canned tuna, leftover dinner meats, beans, chickpeas, tofu or more lentils.

Take it up a notch

• Add a diced apple for extra colour, crunch and sweetness.
• Add a few slices of crumbled cooked bacon. Yes it's a processed meat but you don't need a lot of bacon to add a lot of flavour!

*All “Kids Cook!” ideas are meant as a guide only. You know what your child can safely manage. Make sure they understand your rules for safely working in the kitchen. Always supervise kids in the kitchen and have fun!
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