Crunchy Broccoli Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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
- 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.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts3/4 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.
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Mar 29, 2018
I love this recipe. It is easy to make and tastes great! I plan to make it for Easter this year. It is a good replacement for all the heavy casserole dishes the family makes. What I love is the night before when I make it the broccoli turns REALLY bright green from the vinegar. It is a real eye popper when you take the lid off. So for the people in your family that are trying to be good and not eat the heavy stuff they will appreciate this salad. I do not change anything in this recipe. That being said I am curious how Stevia would work as the sugar replacement. It's only 2 Tablespoons though so does it really matter?
Mar 6, 2017
Light, refreshing- perfect for a summer side. Easy to leave off the bacon for a vegetarian.
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.
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.
Mar 1, 2016
I like a red onion in this and chopped walnuts instead of sunflower seeds...
Sep 30, 2015
Awesome! It’s one we use ofton.
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!
Jun 17, 2015
Great light broccoli salad compared to the heavy mayo ones out there. Very refreshing for summertime.
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!
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.