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Famous Broccoli Salad Recipe

Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Author: Heather Serody


  • 2 large bunches of broccoli
  • 2 C good quality mayonnaise preferably homemade
  • 1/3 C honey OR 1/3 C Swerve no carb sugar substitute¬†
  • 1/2 C red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 8 oz. sweetened dried cranberries look for no sugar added¬†
  • 6 oz. dried apricots diced (look for no sugar added)¬†)
  • 1 - 8 oz. block extra sharp cheddar cheese or vegan shredded cheese like Daiya shredded
  • 5 oz. silvered almonds or chopped walnuts toasted
  • 1 small spanish purple onion (diced)


  • Cut broccoli into small florets.
  • Peel stalks with a vegetable peeler and chop into 1/2" disks.
  • Add to a large serving bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk mayo together with honey, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Dice apricots and onion and grate the cheese. Add to mayo mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • In a small fry pan, toast almonds over medium-heat until just browned.
  • Add mayo mixture and almonds to broccoli and mix well.
  • Serve immediately or make ahead and chill one day prior to eating.


Doubles or halves nicely.