Delicious Broccoli Cranberry Salad Recipe -
Delicious Broccoli Cranberry Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Delicious Broccoli Cranberry Salad

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"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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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. 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.

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Jul 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

Sep 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.

Apr 30, 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."

Nov 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.

Aug 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!

Feb 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.

Feb 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!

Sep 13, 2013

Loved it


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  • Calories
  • 331 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 24.8 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 227 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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