Creamy Broccoli Salad Recipe (VIDEO)

Creamy broccoli salad always gets rave reviews. Every bite of this creamy broccoli salad is coated in a honey-lemon dressing. Crisp, crunchy, chewy, tasty! | natashaskitchen.com

Good recipes travel fast and this creamy broccoli salad is one of them! It literally has only 4 ingredients with a 3-ingredient honey lemon dressing that coats every delicious bite. It comes together quickly and is perfect for parties or dinner time. You will make this creamy broccoli salad again and again. Broccoli and cauliflower never tasted so good!

Funny story – my sister stopped by recently and was going on and on about a fantastic salad she tried at her Mother-in-laws dinner and when she asked for the recipe, come to find out, it was this very salad which made me smile big! This recipe always gets glowing reviews. Click here to see what people are saying about this salad.

Make sure to watch the quick video recipe if you want to see broccoli falling from the sky….

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Crisp, crunchy, chewy, and delicious! Well, my mouth is watering. How about you?? I’d pass some to you if I could. I really want you to discover this creamy broccoli salad!

Creamy broccoli salad always gets rave reviews. Every bite of this creamy broccoli salad is coated in a honey-lemon dressing. Crisp, crunchy, chewy, tasty! | natashaskitchen.com

Shortcut: I love my food chopper for chopping the broccoli and cauliflower – it makes this job way easier – like Wam Bam!

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Creamy Broccoli Salad Recipe (VIDEO)

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This creamy broccoli salad always gets glowing reviews. It's crisp, crunchy, chewy and every bite is coated in a delicious honey-lemon dressing.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $7-$9
Serving: 6 as a side salad

Ingredients

  • 1 medium broccoli head
  • 1 medium cauliflower head
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries (craisins)
  • ½ cup almond slices, toasted on a dry skillet until golden
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (from 1 small lemon)
  • ½ cup real mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Peel the the broccoli stem and chop off the dry base. Chop broccoli into small florets and dice the stem.
  2. Remove and discard cauliflower core and dice the rest.
  3. Toast ½ cup almonds on a dry skillet over med/high heat, tossing frequently until fragrant and golden, then add to salad bowl along with ¾ cup craisins.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together ½ cup mayo, 2 Tbsp honey and 2 Tbsp lemon juice. Add dressing to the salad and toss well to combine.

Notes

*Fresh lemon juice makes all the difference - when you only have 3 ingredients in the dressing, each one really counts.

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Creamy broccoli salad always gets rave reviews. Every bite of this creamy broccoli salad is coated in a honey-lemon dressing. Crisp, crunchy, chewy, tasty! | natashaskitchen.com

This creamy broccoli salad has SO MUCH FLAVOR! Make this for your next party and you will likely get recipe requests – just like my sister’s Mother-in-law (story above). ⬆️

Have a delicious week my friends ?

Creamy broccoli salad always gets rave reviews. Every bite of this creamy broccoli salad is coated in a honey-lemon dressing. Crisp, crunchy, chewy, tasty! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Susan
    January 18, 2018

    Would you share the nutritional information please? I count Net Carbs. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 19, 2018

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Susan! Reply

  • May Chung
    December 22, 2017

    Hi Natasha,
    Do the broccoli and the cauliflower need to be parboil first or they can be eaten raw? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 22, 2017

      Hi May, we always eat them raw. We love the crunch that it gives this salad. Reply

  • Teresa
    October 16, 2017

    I made this wonderful salad and took it fo work for lunch two days straight. It’s awesome and better the second day. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2017

      I’m glad to hear that Teresa! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • krish
    October 5, 2017

    Thank you for the recipe👍,it was sooooo delicious.i love watching your videos too,they’re so informative and interesting and you’re so inspiring.how many days can this salad last? i hope you’ll continue making fabulous salad recipes. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 5, 2017

      Hi Krish, I haven’t tested the limits on this salad, but leftovers tasted great the next day! Reply

  • Heidi
    September 15, 2017

    Can you substitute miracle whip for the mayo? I am trying to make it dairy free. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 15, 2017

      Hi Heidi, if you like the taste of miracle whip, I think it would be a good experiment. It wouldn’t quite have the same flavor profile but I think you could make it work 🙂 Reply

  • Kim
    August 30, 2017

    I typically buy mayo with olive oil in it, can I use that or just stick with what the recipe calls for? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 30, 2017

      Hi Kim, an olive oil based mayo should still work ok – it has a slightly different flavor profile but I do think it will still work. Reply

  • Lisa S.
    July 18, 2017

    Won’t the almonds get soggy? Or should I add just prior to serving? I want to make for my BBQ next week. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 19, 2017

      Hi Lisa, the almonds won’t get soggy. I’ve never really had almonds get soggy on me – they aren’t as crispy the next day if there are leftovers but they never really get soggy. Toasting them also helps and you can absolutely add them as garnish just before serving if you prefer them very crispy 🙂 Reply

      • Lisa S.
        July 19, 2017

        Thanks for replying – maybe toasting them does the trick. I will definitely make this salad next week. I love your recipes btw. Keep up the great job. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          July 19, 2017

          My pleasure Lisa! Thanks for following 🙂 Reply

  • Lou Ann Walker
    July 3, 2017

    I blanched the broccoli and cauliflower and added bacon… it was still crisp and delicious!! Thank you for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 5, 2017

      My pleasure Lou Ann! YUM, I’m glad to hear you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

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