Murphy's Slaw? Slaw and Order?

The following recipe should absolutely be against the slaw.  What?  You slaw that coming?  Okay, okay, enough with the puns... for now.   It's October so... that means it's summer time in San Francisco!  As such, my family and I have been enjoying many BBQ's and events with our friends these past few weeks. And because I can never show up empty handed, I am always happy to bring a side dish or something to share.  

So in honor of this summertime weather, I am sharing with you my go to BBQ side dish; my version of coleslaw. Friends and family consistently fall in love with this dish and I love it because it's easy and relatively healthy.  I mean there are indeed veggies in it. Regardless, this coleslaw is sure to be a crowdpleaser.  Also, I don't try to make this organic because the slaw isn't organic and its the main ingredient.  I also don't try to make this sugarfree, in my humble opinion, it just doesn't work. Try it out and trust me you can thank or curse me later, as this dish will no doubt be a go to favorite in your household forever more.  

Oh yeah, I should probably preface this post by saying that I don't typically use a lot of exact recipes, so bear with me as this is my best attempt at recreating my highly sought after broccoli slaw recipe.  

Not Your Mother's Coleslaw


1 bag of broccoli slaw (I prefer Trader Joe's version)

1/2 cup of unsweetened cranberries

1/2 cup of whole cashews or cashew pieces

1 large diced fuji, braeburn, honeycrisp apple 


1 c mayonnaise (Always Duke's in our house, but Best Foods is a close second)

4 tbsp Red wine vinegar

1/4 c of sugar

1 tsp of garlic powder

Mix the slaw ingredients together in a large bowl.  Then combine the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl or jar.  As needed, feel free to add more vinegar, sugar or garlic powder to desired preferences.  Refrigerate both.  Approximately 30 minutes prior to serving, pour the dressing over slaw ingredients, mix well.  Refrigerate.  Stir and add additional dressing again right before setting out on the table. Enjoy!  

To save time, feel free to mix the slaw ingredients together upi to 4 hours in advance as well as the dressing.

Happy eating!  


PS: I am also not ashamed to say that I have our mayonnaise shipped to us from South Carolina, although I do so more often than I would care to admit. If you have never eaten Duke's mayonnaise, please do yourself a favor and order some immediately. You can find the website here:

Jennifer Roether