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Chopped Broccoli Salad with Sesame and Cranberries

The standard Chopped Broccoli Salad if full of cheddar cheese, mayo, and sugar, but before you go searching for that recipe, this dairy free version lightens it up a bit while still giving you that crisp, crunchy, sweet, and savory combo that you are looking for.

Chopped Broccoli Salad with Cranberries

Chopped Broccoli Salad with Cranberries

In this recipe, the broccoli is raw, but made with a light vinaigrette. Allowing it to sit for a few minutes breaks down the broccoli just enough, but make this your own.  If you hate raw broccoli, you can lightly blanch it. Add a bit of cheddar cheese. You can even use dried cranberries if that’s what you prefer.

And one of the best things about this recipe, it packs seamlessly into a lunch box or picnic basket. It gets better when it sits for a bit and you don’t even have to worry about the mayo going bad.

For more picnic favorites, try our Avocado Chicken Salad or these Spicy Sriracha Deviled eggs.

Chopped Broccoli Salad with Sesame and Cranberries

  • 15m
  • 15m


  • 4 heads broccoli
  • 1/2 c fresh cranberries, or frozen
  • 3 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil


  1. Chop the broccoli and cranberries.
  2. Mix everything together.
  3. For best results let sit for 30 minutes or so to let the flavors mingle.


  • 4
  • 1
  • 393
  • 19g
  • 48g
  • 17g
  • 16g
  • 2g
  • 15g
  • 1555mg
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