Broccoli Stem Slaw

Broccoli stem slaw in a glass bowl

Use up your broccoli stems! I like to cut them into matchsticks and toss them with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots, chili pepper, and chives in a creamy, 4-ingredient dressing. This slaw makes a delicious topping for tacos and sandwiches!


  • 4 TBS mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 broccoli stems with the tough ends and nubby exterior cut off and thinly sliced (see pictures in post for reference)
  • 1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced or shredded
  • 1 C shredded cabbage
  • 3 TBS fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1 Fresno chili or jalapeño, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced


  1. Combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  2. Stir in the sliced broccoli stems, carrots, cabbage, chives, and chili pepper, mixing until it’s all evenly coated. Serve!

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