Crunchy Broccoli Salad Recipe
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Crunchy Broccoli Salad Recipe

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Growing up, I never liked broccoli, but I'm hooked on this salad's light, sweet taste. It gives broccoli a whole new look. —Jessica Conrey, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 8 cups fresh broccoli florets (about 1 pound)
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 121 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, green onions and cranberries. In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar and sugar until blended; drizzle over broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle with sunflower kernels and bacon before serving. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Crunchy Broccoli Salad in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p43

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mumsay User ID: 7742579 254539
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2016

"I followed the recipe with the exception of using balsamic vinegar and bacon bits. I'm not a big fan of raw broccoli, but this recipe is really good and I'll be making it again for sure."

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 245842
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"I was very leery of the raw broccoli and almost decided to steam it a little first, but I'm glad I didn't. I made this recipe as indicated and we really liked it. Even the kids cleaned their plates without complaint."

Chris-Dan User ID: 6948908 244725
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

"I like a red onion in this and chopped walnuts instead of sunflower seeds..."

Parkhart User ID: 8132484 233781
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"Awesome! It’s one we use ofton."

bellejake User ID: 1798739 230005
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"This is a yummy salad! It is often my go to salad for summer time- I also make it in winter as it is so good!"

lpeters86 User ID: 3481982 228109
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"Great light broccoli salad compared to the heavy mayo ones out there. Very refreshing for summertime."

HondaRhonda User ID: 6406346 224216
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2015

"Absolutely delicious! I made half the recipe (but went ahead and used the full dressing amount) and everyone loved the flavor combination. Even our youngest family member who NEVER eats broccoli tried it and ate an entire serving. This recipe is a keeper. Thank you for sharing it, Jessica!"

EvelynWilkinson User ID: 8308375 223585
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"I love broccoli salad; however, I find that blanching the broccoli a bit helps it digest better ad helps lessen some of the other broccoli effects."

tsuop User ID: 6274346 223523
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"My husband who "doesn't like broccoli" loves broccoli salad. This is a good way to serve good for you veggies. This one is different than the usual one w/mayonnaise, a nice change. Thank you."

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 211663
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014 Edited Jul. 18, 2015

"I upgraded my previous review to 5 stars...made it per the recipe with Rice Vinegar and green onions!!! Yummy! The first time I used red wine vinegar and red onions."

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