Trees, Seeds, and Beans (Broccoli Slaw)

Trees, Seeds, and Beans (Broccoli Slaw)

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"I came up with this broccoli slaw side dish when I was trying to clear the fridge out prior to leaving for a vacation. Grabbed what I saw, stirred up a bowl, and gave it a cheeky title based on some of the cute terms my daughter uses for food. I used lite mayo and Splenda, and I'm sure it would be great with full-fat mayo and sugar. Saved the other half-can of garbanzos for tossing with a salad. I also used half fresh, half frozen broccoli (as that's what I had on hand), and it was all tasty."


1 h 20 m servings 289 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 339 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook broccoli until bright green, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl of ice water; drain.
  2. Combine broccoli, garbanzo beans, carrots, raisins, and 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds in a bowl. Whisk mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper in a separate bowl. Stir dressing into broccoli mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour for flavors to blend. Garnish with about 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds.
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  1. 13 Ratings


This was good! Loved the flavor! Changes I made this time: Used apple cider vinegar, cut down the sugar by one TBSP (personal taste), added baking soda to the water for the broccoli to really br...

I really liked this and so did my family! Thank you!!!!

I really enjoyed this recipe. I used fat-free mayo, reduced the sugar by about half, and added a few extra pepper flakes and it turned out great. I love the contrast of the creamy dressing with ...

I was looking for a new garbanzo salad recipe that also had broccoli and stumbled upon this one. I changed ingredients up a bit - for the dressing, used 2 tbsp cider vinegar and 2 tbsp mayo wit...

We enjoyed this salad, for many days. I doubled the recipe as I didn't want a half can of garbanzo beans left in the fridge. I made as written in the morning and we had it for supper. We also...

A favorite at our rehearsal dinner for my sons wedding. Small changes ... Grated the carrots, added small dice sweet red pepper 1/4 c, 1/4 mayo and 1/4 cup Greek yogurt. Did cook for one minute...

I made this for 10 servings. I added baking soda to water to make the broccoli brighter as another reviewer suggested. This is a new trick for me! I plumped up the raisins in hot water, then ...

Tasty sweet/tangy dressing that stretched farther than for 2.5c of broccoli (could easily double the amount of broccoli). I did NOT cook the broccoli. I used pepitas, pine nuts, and craisins in ...

Liked the combination of seeds, broccoli, carrots and raisins, but did not like dressing.