Let’s start over with my favorite broccoli salad recipe !
This is the best broccoli salad I have ever had. why? It’s crunchy and fresh, which is exactly what I want my broccoli salad to be.
Broccoli salad ingredients
It’s also seriously addictive, thanks to the sweet and salty combination of freshly roasted sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and cheddar cheese.
I borrowed the honey mustard sauce from Brussels sprouts slaw, and it plays the best of raw broccoli features. Who needs mayonnaise when you have a creamy honey-mustard sauce?
Best healthy broccoli salad
Standard ground broccoli salads include mayonnaise, sugar, and bacon, and you won’t find any here.
I have included regular cheddar cheese because my assistant Mara absolutely love it that way. Cheddar offers some creamy salad cream, making it a perfect transition food from rich holiday meals to healthy options.
However, if you’re craving a lighter salad, you’ll also enjoy the recipe without cheese.
If you haven’t tried it before, I will say if you like broccoli give it a try. But there are many other ingredients that really add to the flavor (and calories) of this salad … like cheese, dried cranberries, and mayonnaise. You can lighten it a little with low-calorie mayonnaise, or substitute half of the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt. I like it to be very healthy, considering how much broccoli you get
* Ingredients :
° 1 head of broccoli, washed and chopped into bite-sized chunks
° 6 to 8 slices of cooked and crumbly bacon, or 12 cup of real prepackaged bacon chunks
° 8 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into very small pieces
° A cup of finely chopped red onions
° A quarter cup of dried raisins or cranberries
° Half a cup of cherry tomatoes is optional
° 1 cup mayonnaise
° 2 tablespoons white vinegar
° Half a cup of sugar
° Pinch of salt and pepper
* Instructions :
Once you’ve chopped broccoli, cheese, onions, and bacon (if you’re using store-bought bacon chunks, this step is done for you) into bite-sized pieces, mix them all with raisins or cranberries in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar until well combined. If using tomatoes, add them to the marinade mixture.
Pour the sauce over the vegetable and cheese mixture and stir together.