If I have to admit to a fast food crush, I'll cop to broccoli slaw. It's not fast food like drive-through burgers and fries, but it makes for super fast, vegetable rich cooking in my kitchen. A big bowl of lemons on the counter inspired this summery lemon caper broccoli slaw salad. The most time-consuming part of the recipe, which really takes no time at all, is opening the package of store-bought broccoli slaw, rinsing it under cool water, and spinning it dry in a salad spinner. (Don't have a salad spinner? Put your rinsed broccoli slaw inside a clean pillow case, take it outside, and swing it around over your head. The slaw will be dry, and you'll get a nice little shower.) Combine the rest of the zesty ingredients for the dressing, toss in the broccoli slaw, and you're done. Give the dressing a few minutes to tenderize the broccoli without making it mushy. If you happen to have leftover cooked chicken or shrimp, add that to the salad, which turns a perky side dish into a satisfying main course.
Lemon caper broccoli slaw salad
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
Zest and juice of 1 small lemon
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp capers, drained and chopped
1/2 tsp fresh black pepper, or more to taste
12-oz bag broccoli slaw, rinsed and dried in a salad spinner
In a large mixing bowl, combine first six ingredients. Stir together with a rubber spatula.
Add the broccoli slaw, and stir to combine. Refrigerate for 15 minutes, or up to several hours, before serving.
More broccoli slaw recipes in The Perfect Pantry:
Broccoli slaw salad with cranberries, almonds, and yogurt dressing
Broccoli slaw salad with honey-mustard yogurt dressing
Curried apple and pecan broccoli slaw
Curried broccoli slaw salad with cashews, raisins and toasted coconut
Sesame shrimp fried rice with broccoli slaw
Other recipes that use these pantry ingredients:
Broccoli slaw with pineapple curry dressing, from FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Asian quinoa broccoli slaw, from Mountain Mama Cooks
Zucchini broccoli slaw, from Bake Your Day
Quick and easy cilantro-lime broccoli slaw, from Gluten-Free Bay
Citrus and ginger broccoli slaw, from Culinary Cory
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