Cathy's Quick Stir-Fried Broccoli Slaw Side Dish

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

My husband and I were hosting a small backyard get together, and were getting ready to take everything out to the deck to eat, when I realized we didn't really have much of a vegetable to serve. I opened the fridge and saw a bag of broccoli slaw and just threw this together. It was a hit! Our neighbor begged me for the recipe, so I decided I'd better post it before I forget what I did! Measurements of oil, garlic, and soy sauce are approximate. This is a simple, fresh side dish with a nutty-garlic flavor. Adjust to your personal preferences. I've never cooked with sesame seeds, but I'd be curious to see how they would work in this dish, in place of the pine nuts. Prep time is for toasting pine nuts, but this can easily be done while stirfrying the broccoli slaw as well. (In a separate pan, of course!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat sesame oil in large skillet or wok.
  2. Add garlic. Sautee garlic slightly, infusing oil with garlic flavor. Monitor heat carefully to avoid burning.
  3. Add broccoli coleslaw, and stir fry until crisp-tender. (I cheated and put the cover on my skillet for a little while to speed things along with a little steam).
  4. Add soy sauce and splenda, and continue to cook until splenda is disolved and liquid is absorbed. Taste test, and determine whether or not you'd like to add more splenda, soy sauce, or salt and pepper. Adjust seasonings accordingly.
  5. Place in serving bowl, and top with toasted pine nuts. Toss slightly, but no so much that pine nuts drop all the way to the bottom of the bowl.
  6. Note: To toast pine nuts, I placed them in a heavy pan, over medium-low heat, and tossed and shook the pan to keep them moving, until they started to show some browning and until they started to smell toasted and more intense.
Most Helpful

If you don't have or can't use nuts try water chestnuts! They give you that fun crunch and are always fabulous in stir-frys. Love idea about adding pineapple too.

Susan L. May 01, 2015

Delicious! I mostly followed the recipe, but didn't have pine nuts so left them out. I also added a pinch of red pepper flakes and a bit of ginger for flavor. To make this a meal I stirred in 8 oz of tofu and warmed it thru before serving. Low carb, wonderful stir fry. I didn't miss either the noodles or the rice of a traditional stir fry. Thanks for sharing.

Queen Roachie March 08, 2014

This was oh-so-good! I added a couple cups of cooked brown rice and some marinated flank steak to make it a meal (then upped to sauce ingredients to accommodate the extra goodies). Next time, I'm adding some pineapple chunks, like I would at a Mongolian BBQ restaurant! YUM!!

BadgerLuv September 25, 2013