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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.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 200kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 6 cups broccoli florets I like to chop mine very small
  • 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