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Minnesota Broccoli Salad Recipe
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Minnesota Broccoli Salad

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"No bacon, no fruit, no seeds: this broccoli salad, adapted from a recipe in a newspaper clipping from 1980, combines potato salad flavors--hard-cooked eggs, dill, celery seed, mayo--with crisp fresh broccoli."

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Original recipe makes 1 salad Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    8 hrs 40 mins


  1. Place the eggs into a saucepan in a single layer and fill with water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Cover the saucepan and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, remove from the heat and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 15 minutes. Pour out the hot water, then cool the eggs under cold running water in the sink. Peel and chop once cold.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli and cook uncovered until bright green and just tender, about 2 minutes. Drain in a colander, then immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes until cold to stop the cooking process. Once the broccoli is cold, drain well and set aside.
  3. Combine the red onion, hard-cooked eggs, green olives, pimentos, mayonnaise, mustard powder, salt, celery seed, and dill in a mixing bowl. Stir in the drained cooked broccoli. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 02, 2009

Here's how much my family liked this salad. My son didn't touch the portion on his plate until I urged him to have a bite. So he did. "Oh," he said after his first bite. "OH!" he said after his second bite. "This is really good!" he said, as he shoveled broccoli salad into his mouth. "Can I have some more?" he said. My husband ate two helpings of salad and said things like, "So is this the official Minnesota State Dish?" So yes, this is a winner. Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 29, 2009

I followed this to the letter and was dissapointed at the finished dish. The olives took over the taste of the dish. If you love green olives you will love this salad.


19 Ratings

May 27, 2009

I didn't change a thing and let it sit overnight before serving. Recipe says 8 servings but 5 of us polished it off easily as a side dish. Delicious!

May 20, 2009

This recipe is perfect it needs no alterations to the recipe. It's perfect the way it is.

May 26, 2009

This was the first thing finished at a barbecue this weekend. I had never made a broccoli salad using anything other than raw broccoli, so I was concerned I would mess it up. It turned out perfect! I wish I had made more though, I've already been requested to make it again!

May 21, 2009


Jun 09, 2009

So good. We used more broccoli—about a pound and a half—and kept the rest of the ingredients the same.

Jun 07, 2010

My mom makes a similar salad but does add sliced almonds. I really have to be in the mood for this one because I am not a huge fan of mayo. But I do love it on a hot summer day.


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  • Calories
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 27.9 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 793 mg
  • 32%

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

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