Easy-to-make, super healthy salad. Perfect for picnics, parties, and family meals. The cranberries give it an extra tang. A real crowd pleaser!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Mix broccoli, cranberries, onion, and celery in a large bowl. Whisk mayonnaise, sugar, and rice vinegar together in a bowl; pour over broccoli mixture. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with cashews just before serving.

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Cook's Note:

If you're not a fan of raw broccoli, a good idea is, before cutting up the broccoli, to place the heads in boiling water for 3 seconds. This gets rid of the raw taste. The stalks may also be included if desired. It doesn't really affect the taste.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; 24.8 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 227 mg sodium. 27.6 g carbohydrates; 3.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2012
Quick recipe to put together. Excellent combination of flavors. I added half a chopped unpeeled apple. Didn't have rice vinegar instead used white vinegar. Substituted salted sunflower seeds for cashews and served in separate dish. Dressing just right. Well liked by all. gruvygram Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2016
Did not add onion. Used candied pecans 'cause I didn't have cashews so it could have used less sugar. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2012
Quick recipe to put together. Excellent combination of flavors. I added half a chopped unpeeled apple. Didn't have rice vinegar instead used white vinegar. Substituted salted sunflower seeds for cashews and served in separate dish. Dressing just right. Well liked by all. gruvygram Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2012
Quick recipe to put together. Excellent combination of flavors. I added half a chopped unpeeled apple. Didn't have rice vinegar instead used white vinegar. Substituted salted sunflower seeds for cashews and served in separate dish. Dressing just right. Well liked by all. gruvygram Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2012
My husband & I liked this very well. To cut fat and calories I substituted Splenda for the sugar and Miracle Whip for the mayonnaise. Also I used red wine vinegar. I will make this again soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2013
I left out the sugar and used sour cream instead of mayonnaise because I don't like mayonnaise. Also I noticed in the subtitle the author refers to this recipe as s "super healthy salad." Unless you are a doctor or nutritionist you shouldn't go around throwing the healthy label on anything. Great tasting salad but I wouldn't call a salad with sugar and mayonnaise "healthy." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2012
Great -- needed one without bacon. Still lots of flavor. Like many used sunflower seeds as garnish rather than nuts. The quick blanching really is a good tip to reduce any bitterness in the broccoli. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2012
Great recipe for potlucks etc that I've used three times now! Very quick and easy and tastes great! The blanching tip is great. I always receive compliments on the salad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2013
Having bagged shredded broccoli in the fridge I tried this as a quick lunch. It is easy to make with bagged broccoli colorful crunchy tart and sweet. We ate half for lunch. For the remaining half of this salad I'll add a little more shredded carrot for color and an apple for even more crunch as other reviewers have suggested. A tart apple will offset some of the sweetness of the dressing. I'll use less dressing on the remaining half of the salad for less sweetness and try a little less sugar when I make this again or possibly use a different dressing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2016
Did not add onion. Used candied pecans 'cause I didn't have cashews so it could have used less sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2016
I made this and it was absolutely delicious.. I added cauliflower to the mix for color and more flavor and everyone just loved it.. I was skeptical about the rice vinegar but.. added it anyway and it gave it a wonderful zest so make sure you DO add it.. I might add bacon the next time I make it just to add MORE flavor.. a wonderful salad for home office party OR church... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2013
Didn't see this recipe until after making the creamy bacon and broccoli salad. I will use this one next time. I use reduced fat mayo and slightly less than 1/4 cup sugar. I like the idea of blanching the broccoli. Used lightly toasted almond slivers instead of sunflower seeds. Cannot wait to try this! Read More
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