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broccolini slaw in a grey bowl next to a bunch of broccolini.
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5 from 2 votes

Broccolini slaw (without mayo)

This broccolini slaw is light and fresh, with the best crunch and a tasty mint dressing. Perfect for summer picnics, lunches and BBQs.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Claire



  • 8 broccolini stems finely diced
  • 2 cups white cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • small handful mint leaves diced

For the mint dressing

  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper optional


  • Make the mint dressing by adding all the ingredients to a blender and blending to a dressing. Taste test and adjust with more oil or vinegar to preference.
  • Finely dice the broccolini. See the notes in the post above for more details.
  • Add all the vegetables to a bowl and drizzle over the dressing. Toss to combine.


  • Dice the vegetables, particularly the broccolini and cabbage very finely as they are slightly tougher vegetables.
  • Combine the dressing well with the slaw so all the vegetables are fully coated.
  • Adjust the ingredients for the slaw, particularly the mint and garlic, to taste preference.
Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance (SIGHI) food compatibility list for histamine
All ingredients score 0 on the SIGHI list, with the exception of:
  • red cabbage scores 0, but has a ? as a liberator.
  • broccolini is not rated on the list. Broccoli scores 0.
  • apple cider vinegar scores 1. Note that some people cannot tolerate vinegar at all, and can omit from the recipe.
  • garlic, which scores 1.
  • black pepper, which scores 2.