Creamy Broccoli Salad

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Jump to Recipe

A simple cold creamy broccoli salad…

Perfect for your BBQ this labour day long weekend! I’m a really big fan of cold and raw vegetable salads and this creamy broccoli salad really hits the spot. It’s a little sweet and tangy and is such a great side to almost any meal. I decided to keep it quite simple and limit the number of ingredients, but you can definitely add some cheddar cheese or bacon to this as well. You can also substitute the sunflower seeds for another type of seed or nut, like pumpkin seeds or cashews. Don’t like craisins? Substitute those for some raisins or other dried fruit. All in all you can definitely play around with this recipe, but to keep it simply, follow the directions below!

Creamy Broccoli Salad
Creamy Broccoli Salad

Creamy Broccoli Salad

A deliciously simple, cold creamy broccoli salad
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 heads broccoli cut into small florets
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup craisins aka dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup red onion finely diced

Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • tbsp sugar
  • tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the dressing ingredients and whisk together until well combined. Set aside.
  • Combine all the salad ingredients in a bowl and coat with the dressing. Stir until coated evenly. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Keyword broccoli, cold creamy broccoli salad, creamy broccoli salad

Healthy Broccoli Soup

Healthy Broccoli Soup

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Jump to Recipe

A healthy broccoli soup for Sunday afternoon

Or really any afternoon… I just love eating soup on Sundays, although it’s usually Rosół (Polish Chicken Noodle Soup), the tradition has been ingrained in me since childhood. This time however, I decided to make a deliciously light and healthy broccoli soup. It was so quick and easy to make and really hit the spot! My partner and I are such lovers of the soup and sandwich combo, so I paired this with a light wrap.

Healthy Broccoli Soup

Healthy Broccoli Soup

A deliciously light and healthy broccoli soup
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • Emulsifier

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head broccoli chopped, stem included
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 medium carrot grated
  • ½ small yellow pepper diced (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp vegetable bouillon or chicken bouillon
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Heat your pot on medium heat. Add olive oil and sauté onions for 2 minutes. Add garlic, carrot, broccoli, (yellow pepper), salt and pepper. Sauté for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Add water and vegetable bouillon and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn down to medium-low heat and cook for 10 minutes or until broccoli is soft. Remove from heat and emulsify the soup until you reach your desired consistency, depending if you want chunks or not. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Adding the yellow pepper is totally optional. I just used it because it was in my fridge and needed to be used. 
Keyword broccoli soup, healthy broccoli soup, healthy soup, soup