The Best Broccoli Salad Recipe

The Best Broccoli Salad Recipe

Yield: 12+ servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes


  • 6 cups small broccoli florets
  • 3 cups finely chopped kale
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup shredded carrots, roughly chopped 
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 3/4 cup cooked bacon, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sunflower seed kernels
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (could be low fat)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Chop and prep all the ingredients. In a large bowl add the broccoli florets, chopped kale, red onion, shredded carrots, chopped apple, dried cherries, chopped bacon, and sunflower kernels.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, honey, crushed red pepper, and salt, until smooth.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until thoroughly coated. Then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. *Can be made up to 3 days ahead.

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19 comments on “The Best Broccoli Salad Recipe

  1. Emily @ Life on Foodposted June 27, 2016 at 8:26 am Reply

    This looks fabulous. I actually just BOUGHT something similar at the grocery store. It was so tasty but I know the homemade version would be even better. Definitely making this soon.

  2. Heather Christoposted June 27, 2016 at 1:01 pm Reply

    This looks so tasty and healthy too!

  3. Marla Meridithposted June 27, 2016 at 6:40 pm Reply

    This salad really does look the BEST!

  4. Mariaposted June 27, 2016 at 6:46 pm Reply

    We are all broccoli lovers in our house!

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  6. Pageposted July 1, 2016 at 10:11 pm Reply

    I didn’t have kale or carrots, dried cherries and don’t eat pork. So substituted a head of cauliflower and dried cranberries and its Delish too. Thanks for the recipe. 

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  8. Danaposted July 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm Reply

    Is there a vinaigrette dressing recipe you think would work well with this recipe? Mayo is a no-go for me.

  9. Teri Anzovinoposted July 24, 2016 at 9:31 pm Reply

    I made this salad for the first time the other day for a birthday party and it was a big hit. I thought it had a great taste and I will be making this again for sure

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