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Broccoli Salad Recipes

6 Sweet and Crunchy Broccoli Salads That Are Perfect for Picnics, BBQs and More


Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

Stephanie Gallagher
These broccoli salad recipes will have even the most staunch broccoli-hater eating his greens. The trick is the combination of ingredients. Each one enhances the others - for example, crunchy raw broccoli pairs beautifully with salty bacon and a sweet and creamy dressing. Those ingredients are the basis for several of these broccoli salads.

I highly recommend cutting the broccoli florets into very small bite-sized pieces. I find the smaller pieces allow you to enjoy all of the flavors of the salad in every bite, something that appeals to both kids and adults.

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  • Broccoli Salad Recipe - Slivered almonds, raisins and cheddar cheese add texture, color and flavor to this broccoli salad. And unlike many of the broccoli salads featured here, this one does not use raw broccoli. Instead the broccoli is briefly blanched before being tossed with the salad. It makes for a slightly softer, more tender salad.
  • Broccoli Bacon Salad Recipe - I don't like to play favorites - I like all of my recipes - but this one is definitely the one I turn to again and again. The bacon just brings an incredible texture and flavor to this salad. The sweet, juicy red grapes don't hurt either. Cut the grapes in half if they're large.
  • Broccoli Salad Recipe - Walnuts and sweetened dried cranberries add flavor, texture and color to this crowd-pleasing broccoli salad. This is a great recipe to make for summer parties and potlucks. I usually toss the ingredients together the night before, then add the dressing a few hours before serving.
  • Broccoli Raisin Salad Recipe - A hint of orange juice in the dressing really makes this recipe unique. This broccoli salad also has sunflower seeds in it for a healthy crunch that goes well with the sweet raisins.
  • Everything Broccoli Salad Recipe - Two kinds of broccoli -- fresh broccoli and broccoli slaw -- add flavor and nutrition to this healthy recipe. It also has sunflower seeds, cashews and sweetened dried cranberries. This salad makes a great substitute for cole slaw at a barbecue or picnic.
  • Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe - Glazed pecans lend just the right amount of sweetness to this recipe, which features two cruciferous vegetables in one delectable salad. A nice topping of bacon makes this salad appealing to both kids and adults.

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