Tasty Broccoli Salad: Easy, Healthy, and Delicious

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Are you looking for a delicious and healthy salad recipe? Look no further than this tasty broccoli salad! This salad is not only easy to make but also packed with nutritious ingredients that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized. In this article, we’ll share our step-by-step recipe for making a tasty broccoli salad that’s perfect for any occasion.


To make this delicious broccoli salad, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 head broccoli, chopped into small florets
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼  cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 
  • 3 Tbsps Mandarin juice
  • I can of mandarin
  • ½ cup sharp  cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Now that you have all the ingredients, it’s time to start making the salad. Follow these simple instructions:

  1. Toast walnuts and pine nuts. Set aside to cool.
  2. Chop 4 heads of broccoli into florets and transfer to a large bowl. Trim any excess stem from the florets so they are roughly the same size.
  3. Separate the juice and syrup from 1 can of Mandarin oranges and add the oranges to the bowl.
  4. Add the walnuts and pine nuts to the bowl.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of dried cranberries to the bowl.
  6. Finely dice 1/2 cup of red onion and add it to the bowl.
  7. Grate 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese and add to the bowl.
  8. In a separate bowl whisk together 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of sour cream, 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  9. Add 2 tablespoons of the juice and syrup from the Mandarin oranges to the dressing and mix until smooth.
  10. Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture and toss until everything is evenly coated.
  11. If you prefer to use fresh mandarins add them just before serving to retain their texture and flavor.

Mama Boi’s Broccoli Salad

Broccoli salad is a popular dish that’s beloved for its crunch, flavor, and health benefits. This salad features fresh broccoli florets, diced red onion, dried cranberries, toasted pine nuts, and toasted walnuts, all tossed in a creamy dressing made with mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, and mandarin syrup. The result is a delicious and nutritious salad that’s perfect for any occasion, from a casual picnic to an elegant dinner party. 

Health Benefits

This broccoli salad is not only delicious but also incredibly healthy. Broccoli is packed with vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate. It is also rich in fiber, which can help regulate digestion and prevent constipation. The Greek yogurt dressing provides a good source of protein, calcium, and probiotics, which can help support a healthy gut.

Tips and Variations

  • You can add other ingredients to this salad, such as chopped nuts, chopped celery, or diced apples, to suit your taste preferences.
  • You can substitute the Greek yogurt dressing with a vinaigrette or mayo-based dressing if desired.
  • Add other ingredients like diced apples, shredded carrots, or chopped walnuts for additional crunch and flavor.
  • If you are vegetarian or vegan, omit the bacon and replace it with roasted chickpeas or tofu.

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