Loaded Broccoli Salad Recipe

This Loaded Broccoli Salad  just explodes with flavor. There’s so much in it; it’s no wonder my Mama-in-law calls it Vitaminka (Vitamin) Salad! Can an entire salad be a superfood? It also holds up for up to 3 days in the fridge without getting gnarly. Enjoy!

Loaded Broccoli Salad Ingredients:

3 large broccoli heads
5 radishes, cut in 3 and dice
2 tomatoes quartered and seeded than diced
1 apple peeled and diced
1/2 cup of red grapes,  diced, drain the juice
1 cup  green onions (5 green onions minus the white part) diced
1 cup medium carrot shredded
1/2 cup dry cranberries (optional, but highly recommended)

Dressing Ingredients:

3 Tbsp sunflower oil or olive oil
1 Tbsp mayo
1 Tbsp sour cream
1/2 tsp garlic salt
3 Tbsp lemon juice

Fresh Broccoli Salad

(this picture makes me want garden vegetables really bad!)

How to Make Fresh Broccoli Salad:

1. Wash all the vegetables. Using the Vidalia Chop Wizard, dice all the  broccoli, radishes, tomatoes and apple. Finely chop the green onion and grate the carrot. Combine all the veggies in a large salad mixing bowl. Add in the cranberries (cranberries aren’t photographed because they were a last-minute thing that worked really well).

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2. In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together until combined: 3 Tbsp sunflower oil or olive oil, 1 Tbsp  mayo, 1 Tbsp  sour cream, 1/2 tsp of salt,  a few dashes of garlic powder and 3 Tbsp lemon juice. Stir the finished dressing into the salad and mix well.

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Enjoy :D! P.S. Give the salad a good stir before serving go coat everything nicely with dressing. The same applies for day 2, and day 3 (if it’s still around by then).

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Loaded Broccoli Salad Recipe

4.3 from 6 reviews
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $7-$9
Serving: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 large broccoli heads
  • 5 radishes, cut in 3 and dice
  • 2 tomatoes quartered and seeded than diced
  • 1 apple peeled and diced
  • ½ cup of red grapes, diced, drain the juice
  • 1 cup green onions (5 green onions minus the white part) diced
  • 1 cup medium carrot shredded
  • ½ cup dry cranberries (optional, but highly recommended)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp sunflower oil or olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp mayo
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Wash all the vegetables. Chop your broccoli, radishes, tomatoes and apple into small dice. (The Vidalia Chop Wizard makes this job really easy!)
  2. Finely chop the green onion and grate the carrot. Combine all the veggies in a large salad mixing bowl and add in the cranberries.
  3. In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together until combined: 3 Tbsp sunflower oil or olive oil, 1 Tbsp mayo, 1 Tbsp sour cream, ½ tsp of salt, a few dashes of garlic powder and 3 Tbsp lemon juice. Stir the finished dressing into the salad and mix well.

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  • Patsy
    December 12, 2015

    Natasha, I have family members that can’t have mayo due to allergies is there another dressing I could use? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 12, 2015

      You could use an egg-less mayo like vegenaise or just add more sour cream instead of mayo 🙂 Reply

  • Fatima
    January 28, 2014

    Loved this recipe! I added chopped roasted turkey breast and some extra dressing because it was a little dry. Used a food processor so it was very easy to prepare. Awesome flavours and super healthy – thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 28, 2014

      Oooh I bet it was good with turkey and you definitely would want more dressing if adding meat since turkey is kind of dry by nature. I’m glad you enjoyed the salad 🙂 Reply

  • Tammy
    October 13, 2013

    Looks so yam !!! Reply

  • Linda
    June 13, 2013

    Cook’s Note :
    A good idea is, if you’re not a fan of raw broccoli, before cutting up the broccoli, to place the heads in boiling water for 3 seconds. This gets rid of the raw taste. The stalks may also be included if desired. It doesn’t really affect the taste. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 13, 2013

      Ooh that’s a great idea. Thanks Linda! Reply

  • Linda
    June 13, 2013

    Natasha
    Thank you for your recipe.
    Your recipe you can read in any salad recipes websites. Nothing new and complicated.
    Ukrainian recipes also very different from real Ukrainian kitchen. Reply

    • Jessie
      November 3, 2013

      Natasha has many recipes. Some are Ukrainian and others are not. Personally, I think her Russian and Ukrainian recipes are very authentic. Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        November 3, 2013

        Thank you Jessie 🙂 You’re awesome! Reply

  • Inna
    April 17, 2013

    Made this salad for Easter lunch for our huge family and it was a hit! Thank you very much! I felt like there wasn’t enough dressing so made 1/2 portion more 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 17, 2013

      I’m glad everyone loved the recipe Inna :). Reply

  • Lena G
    April 11, 2013

    I tried this salad and its super nutritious, I love the apples and the grapes. They add such a fresh taste to the salad. I thought the dressing was a little too sour so I tried 1 cup mayo, 1/4 cup sugar and 2 T vinegar and it was so good! My kids and husband love it! Thank you so much for the new recipes! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 11, 2013

      Thank you for sharing your version of the dressing Lena, I’m glad you like it :). Reply

  • Viktoria
    April 4, 2013

    I liked the salad, but don’t make big portion because it taste best when its fresh. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 4, 2013

      That’s true; it’s always best fresh 🙂 Reply

  • anna
    April 4, 2013

    I made this but I am not in love with the dressing. Any other dressing suggestions? Reply

  • April 2, 2013

    Natasha, I’m assuming you used fresh broccoli to give it that crunch. What would happen if I used frozen? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 2, 2013

      I would only use fresh broccoli for this salad, the taste and texture will be wrong if you use frozen. Reply

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