Simple Broccoli Salad

Simple broccoli salad
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8 to 10
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
215 Calories
17g Fat
16g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 215
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 3g
Calcium 47mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you love a classic broccoli salad but need to lighten it up, this is an excellent choice. It's made with light mayonnaise and very little sugar (or sugar substitute). Feel free to add a little crumbled cooked bacon and sunflower seeds or chopped pecans for extra flavor and crunch.


  • 6 to 8 cups of broccoli florets
  • 1 medium carrot (shredded)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup red onion or sweet onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup raisins or golden raisins (coarsely chopped)
  • 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons white wine or champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or equivalent sugar substitute, or to taste
  • Dash salt
  • Dash pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. If the broccoli florets are large, break or cut them into smaller pieces.

  2. In a large bowl, toss together the broccoli, shredded carrot, onion, and raisins.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar; whisk until smooth. Stir into the broccoli mixture until well blended. Add salt and pepper, to taste.


  • Garnish the salad with some crumbled bacon.

  • Add a handful of sunflower seeds or chopped toasted pecans.