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Broccoli Stem Slaw with Snap Peas + Basil Cilantro Aioli

A creamy, herbaceous broccoli stem slaw.
Broccoli Stem Slaw with Snap Peas + Basil Cilantro Aioli | A broccoli stem slaw with snap peas and red cabbage and an herby basil cilantro aioli. A vegan, gluten-free creamy broccoli stem slaw recipe. #broccolistemrecipes #herbyslaw

Hi. I’m back!

The last two weeks have been very hard.

Thank you for all your kind and positive messages.

A lot of you have been asking me about endometriosis.

What it is.

And how it affects your body.

And there is a lot of misconception out there. So I’ve been working on a post for you so we can all understand this monster a little bit better. I promise – it’s coming soon. But for now it’s almost the holiday weekend. Yay! How are you going to spend it? Are you doing anything fun? Are you going to see some people you love? Maybe you need a quick recipe to bring to a party?

I searched my archives for some crowd pleasing salad recipes. And I didn’t realize this but I have thirty salad recipes on my site. So there were a lot to choose from. Here are five of my favorites from the archives:

Herby Asparagus Lentil Salad with Mint + Dill + Hemp Oil

Celery Salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano + Walnuts

One-Pot Spring Pasta Salad with Dill + Lemony Vinaigrette

Potato-less Potato Salad with Poached Radishes

Roasted Potato Salad with Mustardy Old Bay + Chive Blossoms

And, this broccoli stem slaw. This is my favorite recipe right now. I see myself having a container of it on hand at all times this summer. It comes from my friend, Jodi’s new cookbook More With Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple. It’s comes together quickly. And it is layered with vibrant, herbaceous flavors.

What I love about Jodi’s approach to cooking is that it’s fresh, and flexible. It’s well-rounded and complex but still very simple and approachable. She writes, “I’ve designed many of the recipes in this book to be versatile and forgiving. If you are missing a specific ingredient, I often make suggestions for something that could easily take its place.” Her recipes are intuitive and meant to create a sense of creative independence. And that is exactly how I like to cook.

More With Less is one of my favorite cookbooks this season {here is a short list of some others that I love}. This book should be in everyone’s collection. It focuses on seasonal vegetables and whole foods. And I’m giving a copy away to one of you! To enter leave me a comment below. I want to know – what seasonal vegetable are you excited for this summer?  I will choose a winner at random on June 6 at noon Central and notify them by email. Sorry folks, this giveaway is open to US readers only.

Broccoli Stem Slaw with Snap Peas + Basil Cilantro Aioli | A broccoli stem slaw with snap peas and red cabbage and an herby basil cilantro aioli. A vegan, gluten-free creamy broccoli stem slaw recipe. #broccolistemrecipes #herbyslaw

Broccoli Stem Slaw with Snap Peas + Basil Cilantro Aioli | A broccoli stem slaw with snap peas and red cabbage and an herby basil cilantro aioli. A vegan, gluten-free creamy broccoli stem slaw recipe. #broccolistemrecipes #herbyslaw

Broccoli Stem Slaw with Snap Peas + Basil Cilantro Aioli | A broccoli stem slaw with snap peas and red cabbage and an herby basil cilantro aioli. A vegan, gluten-free creamy broccoli stem slaw recipe. #broccolistemrecipes #herbyslaw

Broccoli Stem Slaw with Snap Peas + Basil Cilantro Aioli | A broccoli stem slaw with snap peas and red cabbage and an herby basil cilantro aioli. A vegan, gluten-free creamy broccoli stem slaw recipe. #broccolistemrecipes #herbyslaw

Broccoli Stem Slaw with Snap Peas + Basil Cilantro Aioli

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Serves 4

Recipe from Jodi Moreno's More With Less.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup snap peas, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup broccoli stems, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 10 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise {see notes}
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Directions

Put the snap peas, broccoli stems and cabbages in a large bowl and toss to combine. 

In a small bowl whisk together the basil, cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper. 

Pour the aioli over the vegetables and toss until everything is well-combined. Add more black pepper and fresh herbs on top to serve. 

Recipe Notes

Any mayonnaise will work, non-dairy, regular or the like. My favorite vegan mayonnaise is Just Mayo

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Thanks to the folks at Roost Books for gifting me an advance copy of More With Less!

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29 Responses to "Broccoli Stem Slaw with Snap Peas + Basil Cilantro Aioli"

  1. Reply

    Jen

    May 24, 2018 at 8:53 PM

    Zucchini!

  2. Reply

    Beth F

    May 24, 2018 at 9:04 PM

    What a great salad. I’m going to make it this weekend for my family! I love zucchini because it it so versatile. From fresh to cooked in so many recipes. Looking forward to reading the cookbook.

  3. Reply

    Liz

    May 24, 2018 at 9:15 PM

    I always look forward to tomatoes for fresh sauce, but right now I’m eagerly awaited by strawberry and rhubarb season.

  4. Reply

    Amy Skemp

    May 24, 2018 at 9:27 PM

    Zucchini. You probably think I’m crazy. But sliced in thin ribbons and wrapped around some herbie homemade ricotta nestled in some roasted tomatoes and garlic is so very good!

  5. Reply

    Nancy K.

    May 24, 2018 at 9:51 PM

    Homegrown, still-warm-from-the-sun yellow tomatoes sliced on hot buttered whole grain toast. With sea salt and pepper. Euphoric!

  6. Reply

    Jim Clark

    May 24, 2018 at 10:01 PM

    Well, I’m really in a permanent state of excitement for sugar snap peas – so much so I have to make myself opt for snow peas and other veggies just to prevent myself from overdoing my fave. You can bet I’ll be making this one. Though I’ll sub the mayo with non-fat Greek yogurt because I’m finally obeying my doctor. Sulking a little, too. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Heal soon!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 24, 2018 at 10:12 PM

      Hi Jim – Greek yogurt sounds like a great swap! And thank you so much, the love is appreciated.

  7. Reply

    Angela

    May 24, 2018 at 10:05 PM

    Tomatoes!

  8. Reply

    Sarah Baiz

    May 24, 2018 at 10:29 PM

    Sweet peppers from my garden. They’re so versatile and look so pretty!

  9. Reply

    Cherie

    May 24, 2018 at 11:02 PM

    I’m definitely excited for all of the colorful tomatoes that start popping up at our famermers’ markets in the summer. Tomato tartines never get old. While spring is still here, I’m getting my fill of snap peas and have this recipe on my list!

  10. Reply

    Jill Adams

    May 25, 2018 at 3:58 AM

    Tomatoes!

  11. Reply

    ali

    May 25, 2018 at 4:24 AM

    All about the asparagus that is finally here!

  12. Reply

    Angelica

    May 25, 2018 at 5:09 AM

    Corn!

  13. Reply

    Joanne

    May 25, 2018 at 5:18 AM

    My favorite seasonal veggie has to be zucchini. I can make breads, stews and add it to almost every dish. Great recipe for the broccoli stems in the slaw – I will try this weekend too.

  14. Reply

    Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    May 25, 2018 at 5:20 AM

    I’ve been thinking of you these past couple weeks. Glad you’re feeling better. This slaw is just gorgeous. Don’t be throwing those stems out, right? A summer veggie I’m excited for? Well, there are so many to choose from. But tomatoes might be my number one. Enjoy your weekend, babe! XO!

  15. Reply

    Jess Kelley

    May 25, 2018 at 5:35 AM

    Everything about this cookbook speaks to me (*all the heart eyes*). As for my favorite summer vegetable – this is a hard one! But honestly, nothing beets sun-ripened tomatoes. See you next week!

  16. Reply

    carmel bang

    May 25, 2018 at 8:55 AM

    Zucchini!

  17. Reply

    shannon

    May 25, 2018 at 10:54 AM

    I always look forward to the first really good farmers’ market peach. Its something that only comes around for such a short time each year, but is so worth waiting for.

  18. Reply

    Michelle

    May 25, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    Strawberries are my favorite!

  19. Reply

    Cassy

    May 25, 2018 at 12:46 PM

    Tomatoes, for sure. Especially homegrown or from a local farmer, when they actually have flavor! Best plain or with salt or on mayo slathered toast with salt. Tastes like summer.

  20. Reply

    mira

    May 25, 2018 at 1:28 PM

    I can’t get past the asparagus yet, but I always love snap peas! Also can’t wait to check out this cookbook.

  21. Reply

    kim

    May 25, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Fresh sweet corn. With lots of butter!

  22. Reply

    Eileen

    May 26, 2018 at 1:55 AM

    I’m definitely most excited for summer tomatoes. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  23. Reply

    Kristi

    May 26, 2018 at 5:38 AM

    Beautiful swiss chard leaves are my favorite right now. I love eating them cooked in a melange of tomatoes, roasted eggplant, and a little fresh mozz. Sending healing thoughts your way!

  24. Reply

    Beth P.

    May 28, 2018 at 12:35 PM

    I know asparagus season is just about finished, but I can’t get enough of it! Then I’ll start craving zucchini and eggplant. This cookbook looks really good – thanks for the chance to win!

  25. Reply

    Jen S

    May 28, 2018 at 9:45 PM

    I am most excited for tomatoes with that summer sun ripened flavor. My CSA has the best little heirloom tomatoes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Reply

    melanie huttner

    May 30, 2018 at 2:52 PM

    I’m excited about eggplant!

  27. Reply

    robyn | sweetish.co

    May 30, 2018 at 4:14 PM

    First of all, this post is so full of heart and I love you. I’ve been dying to know how you’re doing and coping and you’re in my prayers. Second, tomatoes are life in summer. Give me some good crusty bread, olive oil, salt and maybe some balsamic and I’m in heaven. (Maybe garlic too – depends on the mood.) Your short list of cookbooks is awesome. I have yet to get my hands on any of those – including this beauty “more with less”. You are strong and you’re amazing and talented. Don’t ever forget that.

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