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Whole30 Broccoli Salad

This one is always a hit among Whole30 and non-Whole30 alike. It’s more interesting than just raw veggies but more portable than hot ones. Amounts of the stir-ins (fruit, nuts, seeds) easily adjusted to your personal preference

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Whole30 Broccoli Salad

Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh broccoli broken down into small florets
  • 8 slices compliant bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds or chopped cashews
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup compliant mayo
  • 6 dates soak in 1 cup hot water
  • 2 T red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. SOAK dates in hot water in small bowl or cup.

  2. TRIM broccoli florets. Optional, but I like the florets to be small and without a lot of stem. I cut the stems off large florets and then cut them into halves or fourths with kitchen shears. 

  3. COMBINE dry ingredients (broccoli through raisins) in a large bowl.

  4. BLEND together mayo, softened dates, and vinegar in a blender or small food processor.

  5. STIR mayo mixture into dry ingredients.

  6. SERVE cold and store in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

Use my 5-minute Whole30 Mayo recipe for the mayo!

9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was good and a nice change from cooked broccoli. I left out the bacon to make it fit my budget better and it still takes great. I just made such to use salted nuts.

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  2. 5 stars
    This is one of the best broccoli salads I’ve ever tasted! I love how easy it is to change up the ingredients to accommodate what you have on hand. My husband doesn’t really like broccoli, but he loves this salad and requests it often. We like to make a big batch on the weekend and eat it all week long, it is that good.

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    • YAY that this converted your husband! I love it, thank you!

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  3. 5 stars
    One of my favorite side dishes. We eliminate the nuts due to an allergy and it’s still great.

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    • I’m so happy this is a favorite! And great tip on leaving out the nuts if needed. Thank you!

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  4. 5 stars
    This is a go to on whole30! My family all loved this broccoli salad! They literally were skipping the main dish to just eat more of this stuff. And I’ve made it using non whole30 ingredients as well and it’s always yummy. Even loved by my 6 and 10 year olds who are typically more picky.

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    • This family win makes me so happy! Thrilled this is a go-to for your family : )

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  5. 5 stars
    This was a delicious salad. I had all the ingredients except the raisins and sunflower seeds and almonds and red wine vinegar. But I toasted sliced hazelnuts instead and subbed rice vinegar for the red wine vinegar! So very good!

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    • Awesome, I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe! And YES, it’s definitely flexible and I love that you rocked those substitutions. I also sometimes haven’t had grapes on hand and used chopped apple instead. Thank you!

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