Saturday, July 14, 2012

Broccoli Salad

This is an all time favorite salad for summer time.  My family has been making this for BBQ's for years and we give out the recipe constantly because it's always a big hit.  Because you use raw broccoli this salad really lasts a long time without getting soggy which makes it a great salad to bring to a friend's house, block party or anywhere that it might have to sit out for an extended period of time.   


1 head broccoli, stems discarded, florets cut small
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup sugar
3 T red wine vinegar
1/2 small red onion, finely minced
1/2 cup raisins
1 package ramen noodles, broken into small pieces,uncooked, discard the seasoning packet
1 cup raw sunflower seeds, not salted or roasted
1 cup raw cashews, not salted or roasted


Place broccoli in a large bowl.
In a medium bowl, whisk mayo, sugar, vinegar, and onion
Pour dressing over broccoli.
Add raisins, crumbled ramen noddles, sunflower seeds, and cashews.
Toss to combine

*There is enough dressing to double the amount of broccoli  but keep the rest of ingredient amounts the same
* Toast the ramen noodles in a dry hot pan on the stove top
* If not serving immediately, add the cashews and ramen noodles right before serving but you can dress the broccoli with the raisins and sunflower seeds a few hours in advance.  


  1. I really love broccoli salad....I'll def have to put this on my "to cook" list!! :)

  2. Yum...I love this salad, but have never had it with the ramen noodles! I love to make up a batch of a salad like this to snack on or pack for light lunches during the week. Pinning...

  3. When I look at salads, I want pretty and this is pretty. There is something about salad with the contrast in colors that brightens a table. I also like eating them and I am big fan of broccoli. I can see us eating this, in the future.

  4. Ooh, this sounds like it has a nice crunch to it! Looks good for a nice summer salad, can't wait to try it!


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