Easy Creamy Broccoli Salad Recipe

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This easy, creamy broccoli salad recipe is loaded with crispy textures, the sweetness of raisins and apples, the tang of sour cream, the bite of red onions, and more. It’s rich, delicious, and so easy to make.

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Crisp broccoli, sweet raisins and apples, the bite of red onions, crunchy almonds, and a tangy, sweet sour cream and mayo dressing come together to create a side that explodes with flavor in every bite.

Creamy Broccoli Salad Recipe

I love to serve this recipe year-round, but I find myself making it the most with spring and summer roll around. I love to serve it as a side and bring it to potlucks when the weather gets warm. It’s so refreshing and delicious.

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Ingredients

It only takes a few simple, basic ingredients to make this recipe.

  • broccoli
  • raisins
  • red onion
  • apple
  • almonds
  • mayonnaise
  • sour cream
  • sugar
Overhead shot of broccolie, apples, raisings, nuts, and onions on plate

Instructions

It only takes a few easy steps to make this delicious recipe..

Step 1: Place broccoli, raisins, onion, apple, and almonds in a large mixing bowl.

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Step 2: Prepare the dressing by whisking mayonnaise, sour cream, and sugar together.  

Overhead shot of mayo, sour cream, and sugar in bowl

Step 3: Pour dressing over other ingredients.  

Dressing poured over vegetables and fruit in bowl

Step 4: Stir until everything is well-combined.

Step 5: Chill and serve.

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Equipment

You’ll only need a few basic pieces of kitchen equipment to make this recipe.

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon

Substitutions

Greek Yogurt: Full-fat Greek yogurt is an excellent substitute for sour cream.

Pecans: You can use pecans in place of almonds.

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Options

Looking for ways to change up this creamy broccoli salad recipe? Here are some suggestions.

Garlic: Minced garlic for even more flavor.

Avocado: Top with avocado slices when serving.

Tips:

  • Cut your broccoli florets into smaller pieces to keep them bite-sized.
  • Slice your onions thinly and then in half to make it easy to eat them.
Closeup shot of creamy broccoli salad in bowl

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FAQ

How long does broccoli salad last in the refrigerator?

It will last for about 3 days in an air-tight container.

Can you freeze broccoli salad?

Absolutely. It will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.

What goes with broccoli salad?

You can pair this with beef, pork, chicken, barbecue, and more.

Creamy Broccoli Salad Recipe

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Yield: 8 servings

Easy Creamy Broccoli Salad

Easy Creamy Broccoli Salad

This delicious creamy broccoli salad recipe is so easy to make and so full of flavor. A few ingredients and a few steps are all it takes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 apple peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

  1. Place broccoli, raisins, onion, apple, and almonds in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Prepare dressing by whisking mayonnaise, sour cream, and sugar together.
  3. Pour dressing over other ingredients.  
  4. Stir until everything is well-combined.
  5. Chill and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 214Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 14mgSodium 112mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 3gSugar 13gProtein 3g

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