Broccoli and Carrot Salad

I intended to make a nice cool cole slaw the other day to accompany our turkey burgers. We had a bit of a heat wave for a few days in San Diego, I wanted something easy that didn't need to be cooked.

I found a great recipe at Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice's blog (her Pulled Chicken Sandwiches also look amazing!), I had everything I needed except the cabbage.

Maybe it was the heat, (yeah, that's it) but for some reason I picked up a bag of shredded lettuce instead of the shredded cabbage that I thought I grabbed. Of course I didn't realize what I did until I had already made the dressing part, and already added a handful of the lettuce, too late now!

Being the master of compromise that I am, I checked the fridge to find something else to add to my soggy mess. Luckily, I found some broccoli, baby carrots and celery. I chopped it up and added it to the dressing, and I threw another handful of that shredded lettuce.

It turned out great tasting and refreshing. I bet the dressing would make an excellent cole slaw too! Some toasted almonds would have been a nice addition, maybe next time, when I make this intentionally!


1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp honey
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 ground black pepper
4 cups of chopped broccoli, baby carrots, chopped celery
handful of sliced almonds
*Shredded lettuce not necessary


In a large mixing bowl whisk together everything but the cabbage broccoli, carrots and celery. 

Mix in the 4 cups of chopped veggies and almonds until everything is well coated.

Refrigerate until serving.


  1. I love the broccoli and carrot salad you made, and especially the dressing for it. Also you stuffed Poblano peppers too. Yumm! No boring food here! Everything looks so inviting, and delish!

  2. I was loving the heat wave! My pups are not too keen on their new thunder and lightening experience today though.
    Perfect salad... my family is somewhat picky when it comest to vegies and I'm always looking for a good way to get them in. This will do nicely!

  3. I love accidental recipes :) I've stumbled upon so many great ones that way. And I always feel super successful when they turn out delicious! PS, I've got a giveaway going on that I think you might be interested in :) Stop by and check it out!

  4. You are so innovative.... love the way that you just roll with it...

  5. My 2 most favorite vegetables!! :-)

  6. I am loving this salad, two fantastic tasting veggies. Thanks for sharing your find, looks delicious.


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