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Best Broccoli Salad Ever!

Nancy Gibson

"This is a delightful, cool, and crisp salad with healthy fruits, vegetables, and nuts that is a great accompaniment to any entree. It's a real favorite with anyone who tries it. This is a fun recipe as you can get creative with it. I have even made it with out the sunflower seeds, and it was still delicious."
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3 h 20 m servings 507 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Whisk mayonnaise, cider vinegar, and sugar together in a small bowl until sugar dissolves and the dressing is smooth.
  2. Toss broccoli, grapes, walnuts, red onion, sunflower seeds, cranberries, and bacon bits together in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over the salad and gently fold so ingredients are evenly coated.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours. Stir before serving.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can use gold or regular raisins instead of Craisins®.
  • Use green grapes if you prefer.
  • You can add shredded Cheddar cheese and poppy seeds if you fancy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 507 calories; 43.1 g fat; 27.5 g carbohydrates; 7.5 g protein; 17 mg cholesterol; 373 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I liked this salad but it is a fairly standard recipe for this type of salad (which I problem.) I do wish AR would list broccoli in cups (and a lot of other ingredients, especially...

Fantastic! big hit with the family.

The yield for the dressing is high so be sure to mix everything else before slowly adding the dressing as you don't need much for one head of broccoli.