This broccoli salad without mayo is the perfect, quick dish. There are several folks in my circle that just won’t eat mayo. That’s ok! This is a traditional old fashioned broccoli salad recipe with a different twist on the mayonnaise dressing. This broccoli sweet salad is perfect for lunch or any side dish for spring. Read along to see how to make this easy broccoli salad!
Why You’ll Love This Broccoli Cranberry Salad
If you don’t like mayo, this is the perfect salad without mayonnaise! So many spring salads are packed with a mayonnaise-based dressing.
It’s easy to make
This broccoli salad with cranberries honestly took me about 10 minutes total to make. It’s super quick and easy for a last-minute side dish for Spring.
It’s a super Flavorful side dish for spring
This salad is packed with flavor. It’s light and springy with the fresh broccoli, craisins, and onion, yet balanced with rich ingredients such as feta, walnuts and bacon bits. Add the tangy dressing for such a light, yet savory broccoli cranberry walnut salad.
Equipment You’ll Need
If you want to make this recipe for broccoli salad with craisins, this broccoli and feta salad is the one to make. It does not hardly use any equipment, and cleanup is a breeze. I used a big bowl with an airtight lid, because I always have leftovers. I also used a small bowl to make my olive oil dressing in. These are the exact smaller bowls I have, but this dressing shaker would also work just as well!
Ingredients You’ll Need
There are many ways to make this broccoli salad with dried cranberries. You could substitute the cranberries for raisins to make a traditional broccoli raisin salad. Personally, I love the cranberries. I used the storebought real bacon bits. You can fry the bacon yourself and simply crumble them into bits and pieces. However, just be aware of extra grease. Also, if you don’t have walnuts, I feel like sunflower seeds or pecans would be delicious too!
I am notorious for making “throw together” salads to go with a main at dinner time. There are a lot of different ways you technically could make this salad. However, if you’re going to the grocery store, I would recommend buying these exact ingredients.
Raw, Fresh Broccoli
Dried Cranberries or Craisins
Real Bacon Bits
Step by Step How to Make This Broccoli Salad
Chop up two heads of raw, fresh broccoli. You’ll mainly want to use the floret section of the broccoli. Chop your onion then add it and the dried cranberries, feta, walnuts and bacon bits.
In a separate bowl, add all the ingredients for the dressing. Whisk then pour on top of the salad. Toss with salad tongs then serve. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Enjoy!
Broccoli Salad without Mayo
- Large Bowl
- Kitchen Knife
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Smaller Bowl
- 2 heads Raw, Fresh Broccoli
- 1/4 cup Feta Cheese
- 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries or Craisins
- 1/4 cup Walnuts
- 1/4 cup Real Bacon Bits
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp Sugar
- Chop up two heads of raw, fresh broccoli. You'll mainly want to use the floret section of the broccoli. Chop your onion then add it and the dried cranberries, feta, walnuts and bacon bits.
- In a separate bowl, add all the ingredients for the dressing. Whisk then pour on top of the salad. Toss with salad tongs then serve. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Enjoy!
Before you go!
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