Lauren Kelly Nutritionist

Better Health, Better Food, Better You

New Twist on RAW Broccoli Slaw with Fruit, Veggies & Walnuts & CHIA Balsamic Vinaigrette

on July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July everyone!  If you are like me and plan on cooking out with family and friends, here is an easy, healthy twist on a fattening salad.  Broccoli slaw usually contains mayo or some other type of fattening dressing.  Well this one is DELICIOUS and doesn’t need all the high calorie dressings!  It’s low in calorie and all raw.  You can add whatever you like to this.  I bet dried beans would be great too.  I mean, how pretty is this?

I added some chopped red bell pepper, sliced kiwis and apples, dried cranberries and sliced walnuts.  The best part (besides these yummy raw ingredients) is the amazing CHIA Balsamic dressing!  I like to keep this dressing in my fridge AT ALL TIMES (no joke…I am obsessed).  When I make this slaw, I like to dress it right before I eat it so the whole salad doesn’t get soggy, you know what I mean?  Ok, now let’s talk about how EASY this is to make…

Raw Broccoli Slaw with Fruit, Veggies, Walnuts &

Chia Balsamic Vinaigrette 


For the Salad:

1 bag of broccoli slaw (it’s just raw shredded broccoli and carrots)

1 cup diced organic fuji apple, peeled

2 Tablespoons of dried cranberries (unsweetened)

1 organic kiwi, peeled and sliced

1 organic red bell pepper, seeded & chopped

For the dressing:

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 Tablespoon oil of your choice (I used olive oil)

1 Tablespoon Chia seed, ground

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 large garlic clove, finely chopped

 basil leaves


  1. Take a clean, empty jar or tupperware with a lid and add the mustard, balsamic vinegar, oil, salt, chia seed and freshly ground black pepper.
  2.  Add a the chopped garlic along with the fresh basil leaves.
  3. Cover the jar and shake well to blend.  Set aside.
  4. Place broccoli slaw in large bowl.  Add chopped apple, kiwi and pepper.  Mix it all together.  Top with cranberries and walnuts.  Mix again. Add dressing just before serving.  Makes 6 servings.  ENJOY 🙂

A pretty, well balanced RAW salad….hello Summer 🙂

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75   Calories from Fat 29
Total Fat 3.2g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 31mg
Total Carbohydrates 6.1g
Dietary Fiber 2.0g
Sugars 3.2g
Protein 0.8g

*Nutritional information provided by, not 100% guaranteed accurate


4 responses to “New Twist on RAW Broccoli Slaw with Fruit, Veggies & Walnuts & CHIA Balsamic Vinaigrette

  1. I love your take on balsamic vinaigrette.

    Stopping by from The Tribe!

  2. Lauren, this salad is gorgeous!! I love the use of chia here, too!! Broccoli slaw is one of my favs and this is a wonderful new twist!

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