Broccoli Salad

I am a huge fan of broccoli, honestly, I can eat it everyday and not get bored lol. I can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner depending on what is being served, I feel no guilt or hear your judgment lol.

I remember purchasing a broccoli salad for my lunch a while back at a kiosk and thought OMG this is delicious lol but maybe I was just hungry. I never made broccoli salad, so I used this as an opportunity to create my own.

Just so you know, I was on the Keto diet for at least a year, and have been relatively low carb for almost 2 years. This salad is a good low carb meal for me. I say meal because it can be eaten as a side or on its own (I do it either way lol)

I added extra cheese

Now let’s get into the recipe.

Ingredients

  • Broccoli Bunch
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 50g raisins
  • 50g sliced almonds
  • 50g shredded cheese
  • 50g Mayo

Seasoning

  • Red pepper chili flakes
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Basil/oregano mix

Method

  • Bring a pot with water to a boil, then remove from heat.
  • Blanch Broccoli . Place broccoli in hot water and leave until your desired tenderness is reached. DO NOT BOIL
  • Once your desired tenderness is met, drain broccoli then pat dry using a paper towel or kitchen towel. Let cool
  • Combine all seasoning with mayo, mix and set aside.
  • Once broccoli is cooled, add mayo and mix.
  • Top with cheese, cranberries and nuts. Mix slightly

Things to Note

  • I suggest using a mayo you know is on the thicker side, it taste so much better. The picture above was made with a mayo that was light on application but again this is a personal choice.
  • I added the seasoning to mayo for even distribution. Use any seasoning of your choice that you think will complement your salad. It’s that simple!
  • This broccoli salad is so versatile, you can add fruits such as apples & pears along with nuts like pecans & walnuts. You can even add croutons if you choose.
  • It’s a simple salad that can be eaten on it’s own or with a side of protein ( I’ve said this before lol)

Here is a video of how the salad was made!

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