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One of my all-time favorite salads is Broccoli Salad. I usually make this when I am trying to clean out my refrigerator. It is a great way to get rid of veggies that are almost at the end of their life span, and you can add in other things as well.

To add crunch to this salad, I used a cup of trail mix we had left over from our last trip. It has pepita seeds, sunflower seeds, golden raisins, dried cranberries, and almonds in it. I just took the almonds out so all of my bites were the same size.

How to Make the Best Broccoli Salad

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You can also just use some dried cranberries and sunflower seeds if you want.

This salad can be made up really quickly and holds up well to be left in the refrigerator all day. This would make a great potluck or picnic dish.

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As you may notice in the picture, there is not a lot of extra dressing. I don't like really saturated salads, so I go light on the dressing.

It creates more while it sits in the fridge, so don't overdress it when you make it.

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Yield: 4 cups

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

Delicious and crunchy broccoli salad filled with all your holiday favorites.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


Salad Ingredients:

  • 3-4 crowns broccoli, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh parmesean cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup of sunflower seed/cranberry trail mix

For the dressing:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar


  1. Chop Broccoli up into small bite-sized pieces. Place in a large bowl. Add cheese, onion, and trail mix. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together mayo, sugar and vinegar until smooth.
  3. Pour dressing over the broccoli mixture and stir until thoroughly coated. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 539Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 1834mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 11g

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Saturday 7th of September 2013

That sounds so good - I'll have to try it, I love broccoli salad.

Jennifer Sikora

Sunday 8th of September 2013

It is very good and to think I made that from ingredients I had on hand at home :)

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