The Best Broccoli Salad Recipe

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Broccoli Salad is a classic side dish that is a true crowd-pleaser all year long. However, I find we eat it most often in the summer when we are planning picnics and outdoor parties.

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The traditional southern blend of tiny broccoli florets, bacon pieces, and dried fruit kissed with a creamy slaw-style dressing has been around for decades.

Some cooks add in seeds, nuts, onions, and other ingredients to provide additional flavor and crunch. I have a few other ingredients I like to throw in to create the perkiest, most intriguing, ahem… The Best Broccoli Salad Recipe, my family has ever eaten.

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In addition to broccoli, dried cherries, bacon, red onion, and sunflower kernels, The Best Broccoli Salad Recipe also contains a diced apple, shredded carrots, finely chopped kale, and crushed red pepper to perfectly balance the sweet and heat.

It offers endless crunch, sweet bites of fruit, rich salty bacon and sunflower seeds, and a touch of spice!

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Why add kale, one might ask?

I find that finely chopped kale blends perfectly into the broccoli creating little pockets to hold the dressing and other tasty tidbits. It offers more nutritional value to the salad, than just broccoli alone. Yet friends and family members resistant to kale, won’t even know it’s there!

I’m tricky like that.

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The Best Broccoli Salad Recipe is a fabulous make-ahead and leftover. The ingredients all hold their texture for up to a week in the fridge. I have been known to stand with the refrigerator door open and eat it straight out of the storage container… For breakfast.

There’s no shame in loving this salad.

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Try The Best Broccoli Salad Recipe with:

Grilled Maple Mustard Chicken

Provincial Style Red Potato Salad

Chipotle BBQ Chicken Skewers

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

Hawaiian Tune Burgers

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21 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. 

    Rating: 5
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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

    Rating: 5
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  20. Kelly M.posted August 26, 2017 at 11:05 am Reply

    Love this salad! I make it all the time and bring it for my lunches during the week and it’s always a hit at BBQs! 

    Rating: 5
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