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Broccoli Salad

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From the name alone this seems like an unbelievably simple salad to make. And you know what? It is!

Tired of serving a plain steamed green veggie every night, I decided to jazz up some broccoli with a bit of added color, texture and a sweet sauce. At first I wondered if the kids would just eat the edamame, almonds and cranberries and avoid the broccoli, but they ate every bite and ended up asking for seconds.

I usually have all of the ingredients to make this dish on hand as they're some of my staples. If you don't have them, they're worth picking up for whenever you want to enjoy this easy, yet impressive combination. Since you get a protein, a vegetable and a fruit, it's like a healthy trifecta!

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Broccoli Salad  (Serves 4)

  • Prep Time: 3 mins,
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From the name alone this seems like an unbelievably simple salad to make. And you know what? It is! Tired of serving a plain steamed green veggie every night, I decided to jazz up some broccoli with a bit of added color, texture and a sweet sauce. At...

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cups broccoli florets, steamed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup frozen edamame, defrosted
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds, sliced or slivered

Preparation

  1. 1. Place the honey, mayonnaise, salt, and vinegar in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. 2. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss to coat with dressing.
  3. 3. Serve.
Broccoli Salad

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  5. Angela

    July 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    This was delicious. My three year old loved it too.
    I used nonfat plain Greek yogurt, instead of mayo.

  6. amy

    June 27, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Wanted to make this until I saw mayo. Any suggestions other than fake mayo or yogurt? Would italian sauce go? Thanks.

    LOVE the new site! Congrats!

    • catherine

      June 28, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Maybe sour cream?

  7. Cheryl

    September 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    great recipe. My 2 and 4 year olds loved it. I steamed and then cut the broccoli real small so it would all mix in. You can use plain yogurt for a substitute for mayo.

  8. Isabel

    August 30, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Would love to try this but we are not big mayo users in my house so it’s not much of a staple for us. Don’t really want to buy a whole jar just for 2 tablespoons. Any recommendations for a substitute?

  9. tonia

    August 26, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Made this yesterday to have for dinner, let it set in the fridge for a few hours. It turned out amazing :) the kids and hubby loved it, never even had leftovers. GREAT recipe. thanks again

  10. Anna

    August 22, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I made this over the weekend and it was delicious!

  11. tamara

    August 21, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Just made this with my own renditions:

    Nayonaisse for mayo. Almond slivers toasted in pan. Mini wine grapes. rice vinegar and extra honey and a touch of lemon juice.

    Thanks for the recipe :)

  12. reina

    August 19, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    This sounded so good…until I saw the mayo. gross. I don’t eat mayo or mw or sourcream…what can I do to sub it

  13. Michelle Martinez

    August 18, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Has anyone found organic edamame? Our trader Joe’s doesn’t seem to carry it…

  14. Trish

    August 18, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Oh, my daughter would love this! She is really into robots right now. First day of school lunch will be rice balls. We use sushi rice mixed with shredded carrot and inside is cream cheese, avocado and cucumber. We use a mold to make them so they are in the shapes of a bear, a star and a heart. She loves them!

  15. Colleen

    August 18, 2011 at 6:25 am

    I made this last night and it was a hit. I didn’t bother steaming the broccoli but I did cook the edamame beans in the microwave with a bit of water for 3 minutes. I tossed them in with the broccoli while they were still hot which just slightly softened the broccoli. The texture was perfect! I also used cashews instead of almonds just because I like them better : )
    Thanks for a great recipe that will be made often.

  16. Brandy

    August 17, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    So good! Surprisingly, I had all the ingredients too (yeah me!), so we’re eating this right now. My toddler is only eating the cranberries and edamame so far, but that’s okay :)

  17. claudia

    August 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    For me personally, I like my fresh broccoli florets boiled for 2 and a half minutes…that leaves them blanched at the perfect crispness without the raw taste.

    • Jeannette

      August 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      So glad you posted this Claudia..I was wondering how long to steam the broccoli but I will boil it instead :)

  18. Jennifer

    August 17, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    So far 2yo will only eat broccoli swimming in cheese sauce. I bet the sweetness of this could win him over. Plus he loves cranberries! Will give it a try…

  19. xJosiax

    August 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I can’t wait to try this. Also posted it up on my facebook page. Looks delicious!

  20. jellyjello

    August 17, 2011 at 10:34 am

    looks delicious! i need to do different things with veggies so this is perfect! thanku!

  21. Jeannette

    August 17, 2011 at 9:58 am

    My 2 year old will love this! How long should the broccoli be steamed?

  22. Lizajane

    August 17, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Yum! Making this ASAP

  23. Genia

    August 17, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Yum! Can’t wait to try it! I have made broccoli salad in the past but never steamed the broccoli first… Thanks for all the amazing recipes and meal ideas!!!