7 Top-Rated Broccoli Salad Recipes

These crunchy, sweet salads are perfect for anything from a light lunch on a warm day, to a side dish at a barbeque.

Broccoli Salad Tips

  • “I feel the key is to blanche the broccoli for 30 seconds, then put into ice water. It takes the ‘raw’ off and makes it taste so much better.” — NANSEAB
  • “Make a day or so before you wish to serve to meld the ingredients. I have used nonfat and low-fat mayonnaise and it still tastes great!” –JJOHN32
  • “For dressing you can substitute real mayo for sour cream + mustard + lemon juice + salt. Really does not make any difference.” — OOUSHER

1) Alyson’s Broccoli Salad

“This stuff is awesome. I didn’t like raw broccoli before now, but now this is my favorite vegetable dish.”
— RS500

Alyson's Broccoli Salad

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2) Fresh Broccoli Salad

“Very tasty salad. Sweet like a coleslaw.”

Fresh Broccoli Salad

Photo by asnella

3) Broccoli Salad with Red Grapes, Bacon, and Sunflower Seeds

“Best broccoli salad ever! I was hoping for leftovers, but my husband cleaned out the bowl! I didn’t nor wouldn’t change a thing…”
— Michelle

Broccoli Salad with Red Grapes, Bacon, and Sunflower Seeds

Photo by Coastal Roots

4) Bodacious Broccoli Salad

“I have used this recipe for two years now and we love it! I use a blend of colby and jack shredded cheese and black pepper to taste.” — Nancy L.

Bodacious Broccoli Salad

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5) Broccoli and Ramen Noodle Salad

“This is an excellent salad to bring to potlucks, summer games, or a light salad with a sandwich at home.” — Jackie

Broccoli and Ramen Noodle Salad

Photo by SunnyDaysNo

6) Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

“I bring this to every picnic, super bowl party, baby shower, etc. It is so so good. I always make 1.5 times the dressing as recommended by other reviewers.” — Jen R.

Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

Photo by Molly

7) Broccoli Coleslaw

“I am excited to find this delicious recipe! It is unique, finely a coleslaw sort of deal without the traditional ‘cabbage’ and mayonnaise.” — jessicachappell

Broccoli Coleslaw

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