18 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2

This broccoli salad is infused with flavor from dried cranberries and raspberry vinegar. Adding some mayonnaise, sugar, pumpkin and flax seeds, and red onion makes this side salad memorable!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Make the salad by tossing together the broccoli, onion, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds in a large bowl.

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  • Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, and white sugar; pour over the salad. Toss to evenly coat. Chill at least 30 minutes. Sprinkle with pecans before serving.

Nutrition Facts

380 calories; 28.4 g total fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 139 mg sodium. 29.2 g carbohydrates; 7.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
Love love love this idea!!! I could not find Raspberry Vinegar. I decided on "Smucker's Simply FRUIT Seedless Blackberry" no flax seed and dried cherries. I did not use the sugar or vinegar. I did use the mayonaise. WOW!!!! My family went on and on about this dish and I fell in love as well.
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2007
It was okay. If you intend on saving the leftovers do not use flax seeds because they make the dressing turn phlemmy after a while.
(18)
18 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2007
It was okay. If you intend on saving the leftovers do not use flax seeds because they make the dressing turn phlemmy after a while.
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2008
This is really good if you just steam the broccoli very very briefly (not till it's soft). My family loved it last Thanksgiving and asked me to make it again.
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2011
The flax seeds put me off to me they are for cereal and baking! I added sunflower and sesame seeds and also slivered almonds...lots of crunch. Also have used olive oil instead of mayo which is tasty as well.
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
Love love love this idea!!! I could not find Raspberry Vinegar. I decided on "Smucker's Simply FRUIT Seedless Blackberry" no flax seed and dried cherries. I did not use the sugar or vinegar. I did use the mayonaise. WOW!!!! My family went on and on about this dish and I fell in love as well.
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2013
I have spent the majority of my life as a vegetarian and don't usually see any meat dishes that I crave except for Brocolli Salad. I LOVE brocolli and was very happy to find this vegetarian version of it. This recipe works great as listed but since I have made it several times I have tried changing it up. One thing I do is roast the pecans before adding them to the salad and it really improves an already fantastic dish. Also I have been reading a lot about the benefits of chia seeds so I add them in this dish as well and you really can't taste them but I like knowing it ups the nutritional value of the salad. Most recently I used Balsalmic vinegar rather than raspberry and there was a subtle difference. The Balsalmic felt a little more grown up but I tend to feel that way about Balsalmic vs. other vinegars so I could just be biased. Great salad even without any additional modifications though. Thanks so much for posting!
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2009
This was ok. I'm not a big broccoli fan myself so I put extra cranberries. Also instead of Mayo I put Miracle Wip to add to the taste of Vinegar. Overall a good healthy salad.
(3)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2014
I HAVE MADE THIS RECIPE SEVERAL TIMES AND HUBBIE AND I LOVE IT! I HAD BALSAMIC VINEGAR AND USED THAT. TOASTED SUNFLOWER SEEDS AND PUMPKIN SEEDS FOR THE NUT ADDITION. I DOUBLED THE DRESSING IT ADDED MORE FLAVOR AND LESS DRYNESS. OTHERWISE THE RECIPE WAS AS WRITTEN. I THINK READING THE REVIEWS FIRST BEFORE MAKING THE RECIPE ON ALL SITES HELPS TO GET THE TRUE TASTE AND FEELING OF THE RECIPE GIVEN!
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2013
My usual Broccoli Salad uses bacon so this was a departure for us. I skipped the flax seeds as they tend to get gummy if not eaten immediately and I made this to have for lunches during the week so that was an issue for us. BUT...we did really like this salad which is kind of tart with the raspberry vinegar. We loved the addition of the pepitas (pumpkin seeds). A nice change from the ordinary and a little more healthy than the bacon-y version.
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2016
This is delicious. Tired of bland vegetables at dinner I went in search of something different when I stumbled upon this recipe. I used raspberry vinaigrette dressing with a little apple cider vinegar as I didn't have raspberry vinegar and it worked great. My twelve-year old son really liked it--he had seconds. I'm guessing a large head of fresh broccoli crowns is about the right amount. I didn't measure but it seemed to be the right ratio to dressing. I will definitely make this again soon.