Healthy Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Soy for Serious Eaters

Crunchy Broccoli Salad

Crunchy Broccoli Salad


I love this quick, easy salad; it is the best side for any meal. It especially goes well with barbecues and picnic lunches. Salty, tangy, and crunchy is a great way to get your veggies for the day. Kids love this stuff. Switch up cooking your broccoli and try this delicious change-up!

Any mayo will do, but I love my Fool-Proof Mayo for this recipe. It has a zip to it and gives this salad a super lift. So whip up a batch first, and then let’s do this!

Oh, by the way, sorry for the little bowl picture. Every time I make this, I forget to take pictures, and then we eat it all. Next time I make it, I will add more photos so you can drool.


Crunchy Broccoli Salad

February 21, 2022
: 6
: 15 min
: 5 min
: 20 min
: Easy


  • One medium-size head of broccoli
  • 1/3 cup diced cooked bacon
  • 1/3 cup cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2/3 cup Fool-Proof Mayo. If using your favorite mayonnaise, add 1 tsp of hot horseradish!
  • 3 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Himalayan salt and pepper to taste.
  • Step 1 Cut the broccoli into one-half-inch pieces. Place the pieces in a steamer or steamer rack above a pot of simmering water. Blanch, the broccoli for 5 minutes or until it is bright green but still firm. Let it cool while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • Step 2 Place the cooked bacon, cranberries, pecans, and diced red onions in a large glass container with a secure lid.
  • Step 3 In a large jar, place the mayo (plus a tsp of hot horseradish if using store-bought), vinegar, a dash of hot sauce, and salt and pepper. Place the lid on the jar and shake vigorously. Give it a taste! Adjust mayo and or vinegar if necessary.
  • Step 4 Mix the cooled diced broccoli with the nuts, bacon, and cranberry mixture.
  • Step 5 Pour the sauce from the jar over the broccoli and secure the lid to the storage container. Give it a vigorous shake and ta-da!
  • Step 6 This delicious salad will keep in the fridge for up to three days if it lasts that long!





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