I love a good broccoli salad and I am not afraid of mayo.
But I know many people who aren’t as in love with the condiment as I am. And that’s okay.
I settled on bringing broccoli salad to Easter dinner as my contribution. I was going to use my go-to recipe, which involves pasta, but then I found a non-mayo recipe on Pinterest. Those stalkers knew just what I would like!
My favorite thing about this broccoli salad is that there’s lots of fruit involved – apples, blueberries, and cranberries! The poppy seed dressing is sweet and tangy and a perfect compliment to both veggie and fruit. It gets bonus points for sunflower seeds.
I’m sharing the recipe today with some other Festive Foodie bloggers in honor of National Picnic Day, which is today April 23rd. I think this salad would be great for any picnic or potluck!
Broccoli Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
- 2 small heads broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 large apple, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 C blueberries
- 1/2 C dried cranberries
- 1/4 C sunflower seeds
- 1/4 C diced red onion
- 2 tbsp lemon juice, divided use
- 1 C plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 C honey
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- In a large bowl, toss together the broccoli, apple, blueberries, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and red onion with 1 tbsp lemon juice.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, honey, remaining lemon juice, poppy seeds, and vinegar.
- Pour dressing over salad to taste (I had a little dressing leftover) and serve.
*This recipe is adapted from Kristine at https://kristineskitchenblog.com/no-mayo-broccoli-salad-blueberries-apple/ *
Be sure to check out these other great picnic worthy recipes:
Asian Slaw by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Bánh Mì + A Wine Suggestion by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Broccoli Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Chicken BLT Shaker Salad by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Deviled Eggs with Horseradish and Dill by Palatable Pastime
Florida Stone Crab Claws with Key Lime Mustard Dipping Sauce by Family Around the Table
Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad by Books n’ Cooks
Marinated Three Bean Salad by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Roasted Corn Salad with Chile Vinaigrette by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Southern Crispy Oven Fried Chicken by Everyday Eileen
Thank you, Ellen of Family Around the Table, for hosting this National Picnic Day event.