Best Broccoli Salad Recipe (No Mayo!)
Best Broccoli Salad (No Mayo) recipe packed with crispy broccoli, bacon, onion, dried cranberries, and crunchy sunflower seeds and tossed with a light honey mustard dressing, it's time to toss up something new for dinner.
Servings 8 servings
- 6 cups broccoli florets I like to chop mine very small
- ⅓ red onion diced
- 4-6 strips of bacon cooked and chopped, or 1/4 cup bacon bits
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup white cheddar cheese shredded
- 3 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds
honey mustard dressing (no mayo)
- 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
- ¼ cup honey
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
- pinch of black pepper
- water to thin as needed
Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. (Alternately you can combine in a jar and shake) Add water as need to reach desired consistency. Taste, add salt and pepper to taste if needed, and pour over broccoli salad.
Toss salad to coat. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 24 hours.
The cheese: I love white cheddar, but feel free to sub regular or sharp cheddar, monterey jack, or even crumbled feta.
How to store it: This recipe holds well make up to 12 hours in advance (leftovers the next day are pretty great too!). Cover tightly and store in the fridge.
Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 496IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg