Photo: Karry Hosford
8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Try this light broccoli salad with creamy dressing, grapes, celery, and raisins. This quick and easy green salad is perfect for making ahead to enjoy for lunches to come. It is also a perfect side for entertaining. It's sweet and light, but still filling. This is a classic recipe, but you can add an original twist with toppings like cranberries, pistachios, or almonds. Pair it with a nice grilled chicken recipe for lunch or dinner.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.

Step 2

Combine mayonnaise and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture, and toss well. Chill for 1 hour.

Ratings & Reviews

twistedsister's Review

June 07, 2012
I made this for Mothers Day and it was all gone! I took lizardo1's advice and used less sugar and added slivered almonds instead of sunflower seeds. I also subbed craisins for the raisins and used green onions instead of celery. This recipe is definately a keeper!

RebeccaBB's Review

November 23, 2011
I LOVE this salad! Substitute red grapes for green and craisins for raisins, which adds color and kid-appeal. I also use Splenda instead of sugar. It is my standard "go to" recipe for covered dish dinners...and there are NEVER any leftovers!

Easy & good

July 13, 2017
Trying to get more veggies into my family. This is a winner. Easy, quick and very tasty. Will definitely make it again.

pamsy10's Review

July 30, 2009
Oh Flip!! This is so good. I double the sauce and make this a day ahead of time to let it chill and marinate the flavors. I then add bacon just before serving and always get rave reviews.

Diannemax's Review

February 05, 2012

cmosk06's Review

August 01, 2011
I was looking for a no-bacon recipe (to cut corners on fat and calories) and this recipe surpassed my expectations. What an easy, tasty, dish! I used purple grapes instead of green and I added some (~1/4 cup) diced red onion. I think I'll add some chopped cucumber next time. This salad is so amazing, I love the versatility of it and its so easy to add/modify to your individual tastes.

Vicuska's Review

October 05, 2013
I blanched the broccoli - I should not have. The dressing with this amount of raisins were too sweet, though I used only 1T of sugar. Next time I would cut the raisins by half.

DianeLM's Review

June 09, 2010
This is by far the best Broccoli Salad I have ever made - however, I chopped the broccoli and did not blanch since I like the crunch, subbed in seedless red grapes, golden raisins, 4-5 pkts of Splenda (for the sugar), cider vinegar, added 3-4 Tbls of OM bacon bits, ¼ - ½ cup chopped red onions…OMG, YUMMY!

more2luv24's Review

July 04, 2014
This is so tasty, healthy, flavorful, and just plain yummy I hate raw broccoli, but this recipe makes me love it. I have made it a lot!

Chrisr156's Review

June 15, 2012
Love this recipe. We make it for potlucks all the time.